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Do push-fit braided stainless steel hoses with ball valve and MNPT adapter provide a swiveling connection?

I don't have access to one of these hoses in person to be able to determine the answer for myself, and have only seen pictures of them online. Does either the ball valve or the MNPT adapter spin ...
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Any trick to disconnecting old / reconnecting new reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors, or does it have to be cut off?

I am trying to disconnect the reinforced vinyl tubing from the push-lock connectors on my masonry saw, in order to determine the ID. OD is 15mm. I am unable to twist it off by hand after loosening ...
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Brass push-fitting pipe insertion depth (standard or varies by brand?)

I have a 90-degree "elbow" 1/2 (both sides) brass push-fitting installed by previous owner. I'm replacing the PEX pipe. I don't know the brand of the fitting but it is NOT SharkBite. Do all ...
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Do push-to-connect (Sharkbite) couplings allow for any thermal expansion?

I was reading the installation instructions for hot water (hydronic) baseboard heating sections. It says to consider using a special coupling between long sections of baseboard to allow for thermal ...
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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? UPDATE I made a mistake. Push fittings only work with CPVC, pex or copper, not PVC.
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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 ...
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