Asked by: Malainine Mellinas
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th June, 2020

Can I reuse a copper compression fitting?

3 Answers. If it hasn't been tightened many times, it should be okay to reuse. Clean off the mating faces thoroughly and don't use tape, putty, or anything else. And don't be gentle tightening: The seal is formed by forcing the surfaces together and "bending" them to mate.

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Besides, is it OK to reuse compression fittings?

Reusable Compression Fittings: They are safe to be reused and apply to half the movement of the pipe outward from the fitting. In hydraulic process, compression fittings basically assure some secure fit in pipe connections. RTJ rings can be reused in a tight fit joint.

One may also ask, are copper compression fittings reliable? Although compression fittings are generally considered more reliable than threaded fittings, there are some potential problems. In general, compression fittings are not as resistant to vibration as soldered or welded fittings. Repeated bending may cause the ferrule to lose its grip on the tube.

Similarly, it is asked, can you reuse copper fittings?

Copper pipes are usually connected together using a variety of fittings, including elbows, T's and couplings. You can remove copper fittings and reuse them by following a straightforward procedure that requires a moderate amount of time and effort.

Should you use Teflon tape on compression fittings?

The bolts have to be tightened evenly. Thread sealants such as joint compound (pipe dope or thread seal tape such as PTFE tape) are unnecessary on compression fitting threads, as it is not the thread that seals the joint but rather the compression of the ferrule between the nut and pipe.

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