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Plastic push fittings and copper pipe query?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Finnis, 29 Jan 2005.

  1. Finnis

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    I want to tee in to an exisitng copper hot water pipe. Seems the easiest way to do this would be using plastic push fittings. However, I'm a bit confused as to whether you can use a plastic T fitting directly with copper piping, or whether you can only use the plastic T fitting with plastic pipe.

    So what I'm asking is, can I do this:

    Copper pipe > Plastic T > Copper pipe

    or do I have to do this:

    Copper pipe > plastic pipe > plastic T > Plastic pipe > Copper pipe

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ade
     
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    You can pushfit straight onto copper pipe.
    Make sure you push the pipe all the way home. :D
     
  4. Finnis

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    thanks for the help. been doing some digging on the web and the only info there is relates to simply joining a copper pipe to a plastic one. Doesn't ever say whether you can just t straight in.

    Right - I'm off to the DIY shops!

    Thanks again.
     
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    B&Q sell copper push fittings ;) Very cheap too.............
     
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    don't forget you need pipe cutter and not hacksaw.

    other than that make sure you remove any paint etc before fitting
     
  7. Finnis

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    cheers all. appreciated.
     
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