Plumbing compression fittings are widely used in the home. They’re quick to fit, generally reliable and much easier than sweating copper pipes together. They can be used on many different types of fittings. There are a number of advantages to using compression fittings although you should be aware that they’re not appropriate for all situations.
Ease of Assembly
Putting plumbing compression fittings together is very simple. There are just a few parts necessary. You slide a nut onto the pipe and then add the compression ring. After that, all you need to do is slide the pipe into the fitting and tighten the nut. As you do this, you are actually pressing the compression ring into its seat so that it compresses against both the compression nut and the pipe to provide a connection that’s watertight.
The other side to plumbing compression fittings is that they're also easy to take apart. All you need to do is loosen the nut and pull out the pipe. If you’re remodeling and changing your pipes or fixtures, this can be a great help which can also save you both time and effort.
Some of the most common Compression fittings are also available in Chrome, Sockets, Elbows and Tees. Compression fittings on plastic pipe can also be acheived.