Re: CPVC to Copper
Posted by hj on September 27, 2002 at 22:32:01:
In response to Re: CPVC to Copper
There are no compression type connections that can be guaranteed to be "safe" in an inaccessible location. And the first two would be definite "no-no's" to my way of thinking.

: Hi,

: I need to connect new CPVC supply lines to existing copper in a space which is only accessible by tearing up the floor. The flooring is torn up right now to put the new lines in, and I only want to do this once. Therefore, I'm looking for the most reliable, leak-proof option for making this connection, as long as it doesn't involve a torch (this would not be safe in that confined space.) So my choices are:

: 1. The hand-tighten grip-style mechanical couplings
: 2. A similar wrench-tighten grip style coupling (looks like it's made of milk-jug type plastic).
: 3. A double-compression connection with a threaded brass fitting in the middle.

: Has anyone had any experience with these types of fittings? Which is the safest bet for an inacessible location?

: Thanks,
: ~Joe G~

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