Insertion of compression Tee piece


Postby greengrass » Fri May 18, 2007 2:09 pm

I'm want to tee off an existing main feed pipe for an outside tap but the problem is the pipe will not move even when cut so I cannot see how I'm going to get the fitting on the pipe. I know I could use a 'flexi' pipe but want to avoid that if possible. Is there such a thing as a ' sliding compression joint specifically for this situation. The chap I spoke to at our plumbing shop said ' I Dooon't reeeally know' [say it in the tone from the bird off Corry St who owned a shop].

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Postby thedoctor » Fri May 18, 2007 9:27 pm

Cut a larger section out of the pipe Greengrass and put in a straight connector, then a little pipe, then the T piece. Until you tighten it all up it will move about enough to get it all in position.

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Postby greengrass » Fri May 18, 2007 9:59 pm

[quote="greengrass"]I'm want to tee off an existing main feed pipe for an outside tap but the problem is the pipe will not move even when cut so I cannot see how I'm going to get the fitting on the pipe. I know I could use a 'flexi' pipe but want to avoid that if possible. Is there such a thing as a ' sliding compression joint specifically for this situation. The chap I spoke to at our plumbing shop said ' I Dooon't reeeally know' [say it in the tone from the bird off Corry St who owned a shop].

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Hi Doc it seems I have two replies but can't see either it stops at bottom of my question sheet when trying to scroll to the replies. It's not my computer as I tried others and could read replies.
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Thanks Doc will be doing it tomorrow. [Sat] or maybe look at it and do it Sunday I can't swear then.
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Postby JLBPLUMB » Sun May 27, 2007 12:55 pm

There is a fitting on the market in copper that is a press fit fitting. They are great for tight spaces. Yorkshire fittings do them (xpress press fit fittings). You do need a press fit tool though.
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Postby greengrass » Sun May 27, 2007 9:36 pm

[quote="JLBPLUMB"]There is a fitting on the market in copper that is a press fit fitting. They are great for tight spaces. Yorkshire fittings do them (xpress press fit fittings). You do need a press fit tool though.[/quote]



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Thanks JlLBPLUMB. Will take a look as I've more confined space pipes to tap in to.
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