It’s a flow restrictor. They are usually installed in shower heads or other types of plumbing fixtures. It was probably left in a tool box and found it’s way into the pipe or was intentionally not installed.

Do you use a insert on copper pipe?

No you do not use pipe inserts whilst using push fit on copper, but make sure you when using plastic barrier pipe, the best ones to use are the super seals.

Do you need inserts for plastic to copper?

No need for an insert in the copper just the plastic, use the same make of insert as the pipe.

Do you need plastic pipe inserts?

The simple answer is yes, always use an insert when installing Speedfit pipes as it supports the shape of the pipe. We have two types of insert – the ‘STS’, or Superseal for plastic to plastic, and the ‘TSM’ for plastic to compression.

What is a pipe insert?

Pipe Inserts (or Pipe Stiffeners as they are sometimes known) are used to strengthen the side walls of plastic water pipe when it is connected to push fit fittings. They are not required when connecting pushfit fittings to copper pipe as the pipe walls are strong enough to maintain their own shape.

How do you use plastic pipe inserts?

Quote from Youtube video: These are the inserts. So you just literally push the insert into the pipe like that take your fitting this one is an elbow push. This in as far as it will go.

How do you remove plastic push to fittings?

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Quote from Youtube video: Just use a wrench. This is a 3/4 inch line 13/16 wrench just push it on here this is really chewed up but it'll go on the other end too just going to give it a good push on.

How do you remove a Speedfit fitting?

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Quote from Youtube video: What you might find is insert gets stuck in there. Now you can pull it out with a pair pliers or just untwist the whole thing.

Does 10MM copper pipe need an insert?


To ensure a leakproof oil line when installing copper pipes, it is always recommended to use 10mm copper pipe inserts when making compression joints in the line. These ensure a tight seal and means the olive does not crush the copper pipe when being fitted.

What is a Speedfit stem elbow used for?

The stem elbow allows a 90° male to female connection making it an ideal coupler for appliances such as cold water storage tanks. Simply push the push-fit fitting fully onto the pipe and twist the plastic nut clockwise to lock in place.

How do you use Speedfit fittings on copper pipe?

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Quote from Youtube video: I won't bother doing a mark I know that's in you get the feel of it. And then you tighten that up. So that's an elbow joint with a copper tube and speaker it fitting to release.

What is barrier pipe in plumbing?

What is barrier pipe? Barrier pipe is a reinforced pipe used to protect water supplies against certain types of contaminants in the soil that can degrade standard MDPE pipe and put your water supply at risk.

Can you use plastic push fittings on copper pipe?

Originally developed to be used with plastic pipe systems, push-fit joints are a good way of joining copper pipes too (although they can’t be used with stainless steel or chrome-plated copper pipe). It’s important that your pipe ends are cut cleanly, so make sure you use a pipe cutter rather than a hacksaw.

How do you connect copper pipe to poly pipe?

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Quote from Youtube video: So for the the polyethylene end simply a matter of pushing the pipe as far as you can into the fitting tightening the nut by hand. And then ensuring you get the nut all the way to the flange.

How do you remove a push fit copper fitting?

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Quote from Youtube video: And what you're going to do is use your thumb. But depending on which whether you're pulling or pulling you'll just have to handle the spanner as you do.

How long will speedfit last?

speedfit = 25 years, hep20 = 50 years.

Are copper push fit better than plastic?

Heating systems and plumbing systems installed in copper last longer. This is the traditional way to install plumbing and heating in the UK.

Can I use speedfit on central heating?

The Speedfit range of brass chromium plated service valves can be used on both hot and cold water services and central heating.