Jointing

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May 6, 2014
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July 26, 2014

Make a Joint:

Using a pipe cutter you need to cut the ends of each piece of pipe and also ensure they are clean, this can be done by using some wire wool. You should also clean the olives. Dismantle the new joint and slide the cap nut over one pipe end and follow it with the olive. Visually check that the sloping sides of the olive are the same length. If one is longer than the other, then, make sure that side faces away from the nut. Press the pipe firmly into the joint body and twist to make sure it is firmly against the integral stop. A Willesden Plumber can use all types of joints.

Slide the olive up against the body of the joint, and tighten the nut by hand. The olive has to be compressed just enough to guarantee a watertight joint. Mark one face of the nut and on the opposing face on the joint’s body, then, using a spanner hold the body still, with another spanner, turn the nut one complete turn. Put together the other half of the joint in exactly the same way. Plumbers will wrap a single turn of PTFE tape over the olive before tightening the nut, to guarantee a watertight seal. A correctly tightened compression joint should be watertight without the tape. Willesden Plumbers are professional plumbers who can join all pipework.

Metal Push Fit:
There are metal push fit joints can be used in place of the plastic joints. These joints are of a one-piece body made from a brass alloy. The body houses a release mechanism for easy removal with a grab ring made from stainless steel to make sure the fitting is solid. This style of connector is fast to use and not as large as the plastic joints and they can also stand very high water pressure. They are quite expensive.

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