# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772473

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Join copper tubing, using the compression method.

Definition

Joining copper tubing should include the following steps:
  • Assemble tools and equipment.
  • Read directions on the compression ring package.
  • With treaded end facing fitting, slide the fitting onto the tubing.
  • Slide the compression ring onto the end of the tubing.
  • Slide the fitting onto the end of the tubing.
  • Hold the fitting securely on the end of the tubing and slide the compression ring and nut up to the fitting.
  • Turn clockwise to start.
  • Tighten the nut.
  • Repeat operations until the fitting is installed.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for joining copper tubing, using the compression method?
  • Why is copper tubing used in various supply systems?
  • Can a compression ring be reused? Why, or why not?
  • What tools are required for joining copper tubing, using the compression method?