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Olives Compression

In case you're unaware, a compression fitting joins two pieces of tubing together, making a tight seal. Each compression fitting has a compression ring or ferrule, also known as an 'olive'. They are usually shaped like a ring with beveled edges. Today, olives compression fittings normally have either nylon, brass or copper olives, de-pending on the application. When the nut is tightened on the compression fitting, it exerts pressure on the olive and bites it onto the pipe. This creates a watertight and airtight seal. Compression fittings are ideal for use in high pressure situations, like hot and cold water, oil, gas and petroleum lines.

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What's the difference between the copper, brass and nylon olives in a compression fitting?

There are subtle differences between the various olives.
  • · Copper olive compression fittings have either brass or copper olives. These are usu-ally a little smaller and thinner than nylon olives. Copper olive compression fittings are suitable for use with copper tubing for hot and cold water, and air lines.
  • · Nylon olive compression fittings only have nylon olives. These are suitable for use with a kinko nut. Nylon olive compression fittings are used with nylon, poly, copper, aluminium and brass tubing. Nylon olives can't be used with hot water applications because the nylon will melt.
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