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    leightonrawlinson Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 31, 2006, 11:13 AM
    Plastic pipe brass fittings?
    Can I use brass compression fittings with 15mm plastic pipe? Thanks!
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    Aug 31, 2006, 11:18 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by leightonrawlinson
    can i use brass compression fittings with 15mm plastic pipe? thanks!
    If the ID of the brass compression fitting's the same as the OD on the PVC then you're good to go. Regards, tom
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    Aug 31, 2006, 02:18 PM
    Plastic pipe
    Hello. I asked a question earlier about whether 15mm plastic pipe can be used with brass compression fittings. I received a reply saying that as long as the id on the brass fitting matched the od of the plastic pipe then it was OK. Could someone please tell me what id and od stand for! Thank you.
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    Aug 31, 2006, 03:51 PM
    Inner and out diameter.
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    Aug 31, 2006, 04:37 PM
    Let me make it a little less complicated. If the plastic pipe will fit snug inside the compression fitting then you have a fit. Cheers, Tom
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    Jan 12, 2011, 02:43 PM
    As long as the diameter is the same but remember the inserts!
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    Jan 12, 2011, 02:48 PM

    Hi Paulns...

    This is a thread from way back to 2206 so when I saw that someone (you) posted to it I read each post and all I kept thinking on the way down the page was... isn't anyone going to mention the inserts?

    Then I got to your post and *BANG* you mentioned the inserts!

    Thanks for posting about the inserts as these are VERY IMPORTANT to the compression fitting/plastic pipe installations... ;)

    Thanks again! Good addition to the thread!

    Mark

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