in replacing a broken water line from the water valve to the filter the old damaged line got stuck inside the compression fitting. After I dug it out, the compression fitting will no long hold the plastic tubing. other than replacing the entire water valve is there a way to fix this. Sounds crazy but could I put glue on the tubing and then insert it in the compression fitting. Please give me an easy solution, I am a elderly woman who does her own home repairs.
This video shows basic assembly of small compression fittings. The only things I would add:
- the ferrule (whether plastic or brass) is indeed a "single use" item, as mentioned by @Tyson and @Ed Beal
- you can use a brass ferrule on plastic tubing, but not a plastic ferrule on copper tubing
- the video says to tighten a single turn past hand tight. I say tighten well, regardless of turns needed; you need to actually squeeze that ferrule onto the tubing.