Disconnect (a Speed Fitting)

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You’ll first need to unlock the fitting by rotating the screw cap anticlockwise until you can see a small gap and feel resistance. If clips have been added you will need to remove these also. Now press down on the collet on the end of the fitting. You should be able to do this with your fingers alone, but you can also get ‘collet release’ tool if you need one. Now, pull, and the pipe should break away from the fitting. Unfortunately when this happens it will leave the plastic seal insert behind in the fitting, so, to get it out you will need to take the fitting apart completely. Finsbury Plumbers carry out all plumbing work. In order do this, unscrew the screw cap anticlockwise until you feel resistance and then just carry on turning, you may have to hold the middle of the fitting steady with a pair of suitable pliers. It should unscrew. When you have released this cap you will be able to remove the pipe insert, and when you do this you will usually also pull out a black ‘O’ ring seal and a blue plastic ring as well. You need to make sure these go back in the same place correctly. The black ’O’ ring first and the blue ring on the top of it. Finsbury Park Plumbers know how to deal with speed fittings. Now put the screw cap back on and twist it clockwise. Again you may meet resistance so give it another twist to overcome this and the screw cap is on again. The good thing about these fittings is they work just as well with pipes made of copper, the only difference being you don’t get any little markers to tell you if the fitting is in properly and you don’t need the pipe inserts to support the copper tube.

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