Step by step guide to Perfect Press Fittings
STEP 1 | Cut the pipe
Use the Rothenberger pipe slice to ensure the pipe is cut precisely. Ends should be clean and free from scratches or damage on the end that fits inside the fitting.
STEP 2 | Remove burrs
Make sure that the internal and external tube ends are free from burrs or sharp edges by using a deburring tool. Then wipe the tube end clean to avoid damaging the O-ring when the tube is inserted into the fitting.
STEP 3 | Ensure the O-ring is seated and lubricated
Before inserting the copper tube, ensure that the O-ring is seated correctly, free from damage and lubricated. If not lubricated, a small amount of water can be used.
STEP 4 | Mark insertion depth
In order to make the perfect joint, the tube must be correctly inserted into the fitting until it reaches the tube stop. Marking the insertion depth on the tube will ensure that any movement is detected, which is important if the joints are to be pressed at a later time.
The pressing operation should only be undertaken when the tube has reached the tube stop and the previously marked tube realigns with the fitting.
STEP 5 | Complete the joint with the PRESSIT REMs 22v Tool
Ensure that the correct size jaw for the fitting is inserted and locked into the pressing tool. The jaws must be placed squarely on the fitting. Depress the trigger to begin the compression cycle of the tool. The join is complete when the mouth of the fitting is fully enclosed by the jaws, and the internal piston returns to the start position. Now release the jaws from the fitting. The joint is now complete.