Stopping pesky leaks on new compression fittings?

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Thankyou for taking the time to find those videos, I'll grab some tools over the weekend and will learn soldering, it looks easier than compression, and I don't really like push fits o_O

Buy Yorkshire fittings, a gas torch either one that connects to a camping bottle or has its own, some flux, some wire wool and basically keep the fire off the joint, but on the pipe so that it only cooks off when the fitting is hot enough. I personally add an extra dollop of solder when its melted out.

wire wool the jointing ends and inside of the fitting.
spread flux on the contact points.

push fits are for lazy plumbers who don't care about their customers.
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With quality fittings and pipe, no joining compound is needed. But as most fittings and pipe are not quality it is needed. Do not use PTFE tape. Just a smear of say jet blue on the seating is all that is needed.

Buy Conex fittings. They are cheap enough these days and even available from Screwfix or Toolstation.

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