How to Compress Copper Pipes
Copper pipes are basically the most common pipes that are used for plumbing today. They are durable and long lasting as well as safe to use. Whenever you need to compress these pipes, however, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.
Step 1 – Tighten
The first thing that you are going to have to do is get your pipe slid directly into the fitting. Once you have done this, you are going to need to have the nut put on and tightened down using your wrench.
Step 2 – Compression Ring
After you have gotten the nut completely tightened, you are ready to get your compression ring pressed down onto the compression seat. This will cause your pipe to compress up against your compression nut. This will, in turn give you a connection that is watertight.
Step 3 – Considerations
It is important that you use caution whenever you are tightening the nuts on your copper pipes. As they are very durable they are also quite soft. If you tighten the nuts too much you could easily dent the pipes. Make sure that you only tighten the nuts as much as they need to be and no more.