Hold the fitting against the pipe,and slide the compression ring up against the fitting. Slide the nut over the ring and thread it onto the fitting until it is hand-tight. Be careful not to cross-thread the nut. Fit one wrench onto the body of the fitting and hold it so that the fitting doesn’t move.
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How do you remove compression fittings from copper pipe?
Apply a small amount of glycerin to the threads on the pipe. Use a wrench to remove the nut from the compression fitting. It is located at the back and should be turned counterclockwise. Once the nut is loose, slip it further up the copper tubing to keep it out of the way while you are working.
Can you use compression fittings on a copper pipe?
Copper pipe is perhaps the most versatile of all piping types in that you can use virtually any fitting with it. Copper pipe, however, is not particularly flexible, which can make it a little unwieldy to work with. Simplify your copper piping projects by using compression fittings.
How to install and replace a compression fittings?
Copper compression fittings are easy to install and replace. Locate the water supply valve to the area in which you are working. The water supply valve has a handle in the shape of a circle or an oval.
How do you attach a compression nut to a pipe?
Slip the compression nut from the compression fitting onto the pipe, then slip on the compression ring. Slide both pieces down so they are 1 inch or so from the end of the pipe. Fit the compression fitting onto the pipe (or fit the pipe into the fitting, as applicable) until the pipe stops inside the fitting.