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minimii 08-10-2012 02:56 PM

hard to push copper pipe into coupling for solding
 
I need to joint copper pipes in a straight line. Off from the wall when testing, the coupling fit into the pipe tight but ok. However, when up in the ceiling, it is extremely hard to put the coupling totally onto the pipe, it can goes in only about 1/8". It is probably because it is slightly off the straight light. I try to wiggle it, twist it, nothing works.
Is there any trick and tips how to put the coupling on to the pipe?

kok328 08-10-2012 04:15 PM

Having the pipes in alignment will help with this problem.
Also check to see if the end of the pipe and/or the coupler is warped.
Try a different coupler.

minimii 08-10-2012 04:18 PM

it turns out not just me n00b has the problem.
http://www.plumbingzone.com/f22/copper-pipe-fittings-way-too-tight-5260/

I got these things at HD. I think they only have one brand. Do you think I might get lucky at Lowes?

CallMeVilla 08-11-2012 12:16 AM

Sharp cutter wheels, patience when cutting (tightening too fast flare sthe cut), using a reamer, resorting to sandpaper . . . My thoughts . . . Have not noticed a problem if I am patient and careful.

Call me "lucky"?? :D


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