Compression Connections


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Old 11-30-05, 07:06 PM
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Compression Connections

The other day I was changing a damaged 3/8 shut off valve on my bathroom sink. I slide the nut and ring over the copper pipe, put the valve against the pipe end and tight the connection. My friend standing close by he said that I did not look at the ring to see if I put the right end against the valve. Is there any particular end of the ring that should go towards the valve? To me both ends of the ring look the same. Thank you
 
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Old 11-30-05, 08:31 PM
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The compression ring can be installed either way. I always apply a thin layer of pipe joint compound to the compression ring before tightening the nut. Another point to note, is that compression fittings are generally recommended for use only on soft copper or rigid copper class M.
 
 

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