Compression fittings are essential fittings that are us […]
Compression fittings are essential fittings that are used to fit and hold the pipes and wires in a system together. The fittings are mostly made of plastic, metal or other materials which ensure that the fit is secure. Most of these compression fittings are available for both hot and cold water systems. However, the fitting of hot and cold water systems differ because the former requires a different type of fitting.
When installing the fitter, the first thing to be done is to mark the location of the supply and return pipes. The location of the supply pipe is important as it determines where the compression fitting will be placed. It is also necessary to determine the pressure range of the system.
Once the pipes and wires are marked, the fitter is ready to be installed. Before fitting the fitter, make sure that the area is well ventilated and has enough space to handle the fitter. Also, keep in mind that the fitter should be installed in a place where there is no moisture. If there is excess moisture in the air, the fitting may burst.
Next, the area has to be measured to find the right size of the compression fittings. There should be no spaces in the measurement as the fitter is not to be installed over an already existing structure. If there are spaces in the measurements, the measurement should be corrected. This can be done by making minor adjustments on the length or width of the piping or tubing. After the measurements have been taken, they should be compared with the specifications provided by the manufacturer. It is better to get an exact size rather than one that is slightly smaller.
After getting the measurements, compare them with the design data provided by the manufacturer. If there are significant differences between the two, there are likely to be some problems with the original design. The fitter should be made to fit into the area without gaps or holes. In order to make sure that the fitting is tightly fitted to the pipe or tubing, the fitter should be replaced with a new one.
Compression fittings are often used in different areas and they come in different materials. One of the most common types is stainless steel, which is durable and easy to maintain. Some of these fittings are made out of chrome vanadium which is also durable and attractive. If the budget allows, it is advisable to go for the best quality fittings since they are more likely to last longer and give better service.