I've been rejigging the central heating, with a new rad fitted in one cold
spot in the house.
I've been using this JG Speedfit plastic pipe (things are a lot easier
than they used to be, aren't they!), and have come to the point where I
want to join it to some old copper pipe. Frankly, being a bit of a luddite,
I dont trust the speedfit coupling on the old grungy copper pipes, and am
going to use brass compression fittings with olives etc.
However, when I stick the whizzy Speedfit pipe insert into the pipe and
offer it up to the compression fitting, I note that the olive only has
about 1mm of pipe to grip because the insert sticks out about 4 or 5mm.
This doesnt seem like enough to me - I'm afraid the olive will pop off and
flood me out when I am least expecting it!
The speedfit website shows a special insert for use in this situation, BUT
nobody seems to stock them - not Screwfit, Gibbs and Dandy, Plumb Centre,
or any of the local merchants.
I'm thinking that there must be a 'work around' that the trade use. Anybody
know what pro plumbers use for the insert when they're connecting Speedfit
into a compression fitting?