Brass push-to-connect fittings create a seamless and easy transition between different types of pipe materials. No tools are required and the fittings can be even installed in wet lines. The fitting can be rotated after installation, so you can install without having to worry about how it's positioned. Brass fittings are also approved for behind the wall and underground installations. If the fitting is being installed for underground use, wrap with silicone self-adhesive tape before burying.
1. Identify the pipe material.
To get started, identify the pipe material. Brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE pipe. Brass fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.
2. Cut pipe cleanly & squarely.
Be sure the pipe is free of scratches or debris and cut the pipe as cleanly and squarely as possible. If you are working with copper pipe, use a deburr tool or sand paper to remove any sharp edges or burrs on the pipe. Failing to deburr the pipe properly can compromise the fitting.
3. Measure & mark the insertion depth.
Use your Deburr & Gauge Tool to measure and mark the insertion depth on your pipe.
4. Make the connection.
Push the fitting to the insertion mark you just made on the pipe. Now, turn on the water and check the connection.