Accidentally cut 1/2" Polybutylene
Posted by My wife is gonna kill me :( HELLLLLLP!! on December 12, 2003 at 22:16:50:
Hi,
We (or actually me) accidentally cut one of our Polybutylene 1/2" pipes in our basement in half :( It's a clean cut. It supplies the hot water to our washing machine. So basically I need to re-join those two pieces of 1/2" Polybutylene back together.

I have been doing some research and it seems like the "Qest" or "Flair-It" compression fittings would be very easy and cost effective to get the job done.

Is it really as easy as just tightening the nuts like any other compression fitting?? And it won't leak?? If Terry or any other knowledgable plumber could reply I would great appreciate it!

Thanks!

P.S. Should I go with the Qest or Flair-It fitting??


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