Copper tubing compression fittings


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Old 02-29-08, 11:27 AM
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Copper tubing compression fittings

Hello - new here

I have old copper tubing plumbing - I cut a 1/2' tube to install a compression valve and found the tubing has expanded so the nut & sleeve won't go on - I have spent a lot of time with emery, trying to get a fit, but no luck so far.

Its in a very awkward place under kitchen cabinets.

Does anyone know what else I can do?

Thanks Tom
 
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Old 02-29-08, 12:12 PM
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First will the nut slide on it???? Try a different ferrule also. Also might get another copper fitting and see just if it fits
 
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Old 02-29-08, 12:23 PM
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As Ed said, try a different nut and ferrule.
Failing that you can try to cut the tubing back to good copper.
You also can sometimes be forceful with the nut to try to round out the copper.

If the tubing has expanded due to freezing there will likely be no way to use a compression fitting on that section.
 
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Old 02-29-08, 12:29 PM
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For got I have reworked copper pipe. If you have a flare tool. Just take it and clamp it to the copper pipe real tight is all.
 
 

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