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Ouch! Plasson push fit with missing pipe insert

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bazmdiy, 27 Apr 2014.

  1. bazmdiy

    bazmdiy

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    Hi All,

    I just pushed a 20mm water pipe into a Plasson Plass One copper pipe adapter (20mm / 15mm). Half a second later I realised I'd forgot to insert the pipe liner. The pipe won't come out because the oh so clever designers have made it "tamper proof" to defend it against all the evil minded people going around houses and loosening pipe connectors (what planet do these people live on?).

    Now ... I found two videos on YouTube promoting this connector - one showed the connection without the pipe liner, the other with it.

    Has anybody got any experience of these connectors? Since I can't remove the pipe I'm tempted to carry on without the liner but the fact that it came with the connector does bug me!

    Many Thanks
     
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    The same planet where doughnuts that push plastic pipes into non-demountable fittings with no sleeve come from. :p
     
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    Arrh! Thanks for your enlightening reply. I admit to being a doughnut but it still doesn't excuse a stupid tamper proof nut design! (there is a £20 quid tool to unscrew this nut so the connector can be be reused).
     
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    Problem solved...

    Cut pipe flush with connector
    Place end of connector on piece of wood.
    Select two opposite connector nut indents and mark positions on wood
    Drive two nails in the marks until heads about 5mm from surface
    Position connector nut over these nail heads and twist.
    Comes off easily. Took less than 5 mins :mrgreen:

    I can now reuse if pipe length needs changing or need to use elsewhere.

    http://media.diynot.com/188000_187417_76634_15735346_thumb.jpg

    Photo is small so the nail heads are difficult to see but they are just in front of the connector white nut.
     
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