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joining plastic to copper

Postby cerbsurf » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:21 am

Hi, I have recently been joining plastic pipe to copper pipe using metal fittings. It seems though that after I push an insert into the plastic pipe it's almost impossible to get the copper olive over the end of the pipe without a lot of force. Anyone else had this issue or am I doing it all wrong? Perhaps there is a special tool I should be using?

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Postby lanciabrad » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm

try using plastic push fit
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Postby AndyB » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:37 pm

Try sliding nut and olive onto plastic before inserting insert
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