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  1. bobbychocolate

    bobbychocolate New Member

    Hi guys this is my first post. I was wondering what people think the best way to get compression joints on potable water leak free every time sometimes I get weeps on ballafix valves. Cheers rob
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

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  3. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hi Rob,
    Welcome along to the forum.

    You could use potable jointing paste like jet blue. I always put the nut on then jointing paste and the the olive. Once olive is on I tighten it.
    After that I loosen it again and put a little jointing compound onto the olive. Just make sur you do not over tighten the joints that's when people get little weeps or leaks.

    Some of the, use also ptfe but as long as you can avoid that don't use it.
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  4. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Use branded good-quality fittings and tube not the no-name rubbish you can buy on ebay. Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions, e.g.:
  5. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Jet blue for me, but DONT overtighten , you just have to nip the olive on the pipe not crush it on .
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  6. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    @rpm@rpm why you disagree? What
    A wrong with my way of doing it ? Never had a leak though.
    I don't know why you disagree with a simple jointing compound and putting it onto the copper pipe then pushing the olive on and tighten it but not over tighten.

    I disagree with your opinion!!!
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  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Over complicated. Nut on pipe, olive on pipe, smear of paste around olive and make up joint. Don't overtighten. Times money.
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  8. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Nothing wrong with thy mate.
    That's what I literally said just read it. But is alright just disagree I'm fine with that :)
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    you said

    nut on, paste on, olive on (for one as soon as you put the olive on the paste will be removed and squashed into the nut, where its not going to do anything)

    and then you said tighten up, then undo and add paste to the olive and re tighten
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  10. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Same thing mate, just double check with the olive - what's the point of not being careful? No point or argueing about simple stuff like that you keep doing as you want and I'll keep doing the way I do it ;) I don't have issues with that.

    Not time consuming neither leaks, so all cool !!!!
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  11. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Not arguing. Just saying you are wrong. I'm in business to make money, not waste time.

    Plus if it didn't bother you then the toys would still be in the pram.

    Just trying to help a newbie out.
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  12. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Ronnie I seem to have touched a nerve don`t I? I mean does it really deserve !!! (3 of them). Anyway you have to expect the fact that not everybody will agree with everything you say and especially when you do it in such a looong winded way, we all have our own tried and tested methods, some like to paste while others which you poo pah on like PTFE tape and believe it or not there are some that like to do both.

    This subject actually came up on a professional plumbers forum just the other week and the end result was .... if it works for you then that`s ok, there was no falling out within members as it is understood we all have our own ways.

    If you want to disagree then that it fine, just be adult about it after all you still have the Trusted badge which is supposed to mean something so live up to it.

    (Note not 1 single ! was needed in my reply).
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  13. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Rpm as I said I'm ok with that and I'm not annoyed with you disagreeing my way of doing a joint. Of course everyone one of us has a different way.

    Trust me, I am not stressed out or upset you disagreed, that's totally fine with me.

    I'm pretty sure I can still learn other tricks and ways from you guys.

    I still like you :)
  14. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Better warn you I don't do bromance.
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  15. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    What are you up to this weekend by the way ?
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