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    tadjohns Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 29, 2011, 05:42 AM
    Seating copper into fitting
    Do these fittings make a distinctive "snap" or other obvious indication that they have seated properly?
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    massplumber2008 Posts: 12,782, Reputation: 1210
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    Mar 29, 2011, 06:33 AM

    Hi Tad...

    Regular copper fittings will bottom out onto copper tubing without any distinct noise... all is gauged on depth of the fitting.

    Here, for example, when I clean a 1/2" tubing end with sandcloth I will clean it to a 1" length on the tubing end and then I will flux the bottom 3/4" and then push my tubing into the 1/2" fitting until it bottoms out. When I am finished I will see 1/4" of flux and a 1/2" of cleaned tubing above the fitting and this way I know I have my properly fitted the 1/2 tubing to fitting... ;)

    Obviously, you can apply this to larger copper tubing in the same way.

    More questions, just let us know, OK?

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    tadjohns Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 29, 2011, 06:40 AM
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    I should have pointed out that I was referring to the gator fittings that require no soldering.

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