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Michael Roback
 
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Default Compression Fittings on Type L Rigid Copper ???

I am finishing a remodel as a homeowner although I have done most of my
rough plumbing. But I am wondering about the angle stop connections. I
used L copper and want to install my angle stops inside of my new custom
made cabinets! I don't really want to solder for obvious reasons and was
going to use compression fittings but I have read that compression fittings
are not recommended for type L rigid copper, only type M. If I don't solder
and can't use compression fittings, what do I do, use a copper epoxy??? Is
it a hard and fast rule not to use compression fittings with type L copper.
I guess I could use a mini torch or something. Not sure what to do. Also,
is the standard supply hose 12" for toilets and, 18" for sinks?? Help if
you can!!


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Mark Monson
 
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I am finishing a remodel as a homeowner although I have done most of my
rough plumbing. But I am wondering about the angle stop connections. I
used L copper and want to install my angle stops inside of my new custom
made cabinets! I don't really want to solder for obvious reasons and was
going to use compression fittings but I have read that compression

fittings
are not recommended for type L rigid copper, only type M.


Where did you read that?


If I don't solder
and can't use compression fittings, what do I do, use a copper epoxy???

Is
it a hard and fast rule not to use compression fittings with type L

copper.
I guess I could use a mini torch or something. Not sure what to do.

Also,
is the standard supply hose 12" for toilets and, 18" for sinks?? Help if
you can!!




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Wade Lippman
 
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Default Compression Fittings on Type L Rigid Copper ???


About 6 months ago I used epoxy on two joints where a torch would have been
awkward, yet a leak wouldn't have done much damage. It was easy to apply
and has held up so far, though my maximum pressure is only 40psi so it might
not be a definitive test.

I haven't any idea about compression fittings on type L, but then again I
haven't used a compression fitting except where it came as a component.


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EL
 
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Default Compression Fittings on Type L Rigid Copper ???

Why would a compression fitting be any less reliable on L than on M? The
o.d. is the same. I use compression fittings on L, M and K and have no
problem.

Boden

Michael Roback wrote:

I am finishing a remodel as a homeowner although I have done most of my
rough plumbing. But I am wondering about the angle stop connections. I
used L copper and want to install my angle stops inside of my new custom
made cabinets! I don't really want to solder for obvious reasons and was
going to use compression fittings but I have read that compression fittings
are not recommended for type L rigid copper, only type M. If I don't solder
and can't use compression fittings, what do I do, use a copper epoxy??? Is
it a hard and fast rule not to use compression fittings with type L copper.
I guess I could use a mini torch or something. Not sure what to do. Also,
is the standard supply hose 12" for toilets and, 18" for sinks?? Help if
you can!!



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Gary Slusser
 
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Default Compression Fittings on Type L Rigid Copper ???


"EL" wrote
Why would a compression fitting be any less reliable on L than on M?

The
o.d. is the same. I use compression fittings on L, M and K and have

no
problem.

Boden


Same here but this thinking is because some dummies mistakenly think
compression fittings have to ruin the tubing to seal and K & L not being
crimped very easily won't seal.


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