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Old style Wavin push-fit removal tool

I am removing some 10 to 15 year old Wavin push fittings (15 mm water ). They have a blue threaded insert around the pipe that screws into a brass or copper collar on the outside of the plastic elbow ...
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PEX: Is it worth replacing crimps with push connections?

I happened upon a question about PEX tubing last week here and in it there was some discussion about how push connections are superior. (If someone can point me to that question, I'd appreciate it.) ...
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Connecting push fit to a 3/8in supply faucet line: NPTF to compression threads?

I have a dedicated water filter faucet with a 3/8 female 'compression' supply line (parallel threads). I am interested in connecting a push-fit based filter system to this faucet, but I'm not sure how ...
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using a push fit valve as a cap

If you use a 1/2" CPVC push fit ball valve as a cap on a 1/2" copper pipe, is it possible that the water pressure could eventually send the valve flying off the end of the pipe? That'd result in a lot ...
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How to connect 1“ PVC pipe to 1” push fitting

How do you push 1" PVC pipe into a 1" brass push fitting? It won't go in. Is a special tool needed?
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How do I stop a sharkbite brand fitting from spinning?

I recently replaced a number of shutoffs with SharkBite brand push on fittings. These seem to work well and hold water. More expensive, but cheaper than relearning to solder for a small job. The only ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantage of using “pushfit” pipe fittings?

There are many makes of pushfit pipe fittings that make it a lot easer to join pipes, incluing copper pipes, e,g: John Guest Speedfit Cuprofit®- copper push fit Hepworth-HEP20 (please expand the ...
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Is it safe to use “PushFit” fitting on gas pipes?

There are many makes of pushfit pipe fittings that make it a lot easer to join pipes, incluing copper pipes, e,g: John Guest Speedfit Cuprofit®- copper push fit Hepworth-HEP20 Are they safe to use ...