Cut the tube to length
- Use a rotary tube cutter.
- Ensure that the tube is cut square.
- Tube ends should be clean and free from scratches not less than the socket length.
- Check the pipe has retained its shape.
Deburr and remove all sharp edges internal and external
- Use a deburring tool, a pencil deburrer on internal tube edges.
- Make sure the internal and external surfaces of the tube ends are smooth and free from burrs or sharp edges.
- Make sure the internal and external surface of the tubes are clean and free from debris. Use a soft tube brush and cleaning pad.
Ensure the O-ring is seated
- Check the fitting is the correct size for the tube.
- Check the O-ring(s) are present and correctly seated.
Insert the tube
- The tube must be fully inserted into the fitting until it reaches the tube stop.
Check the depth mark
- Remove the tube and align with fitting socket, check that the depth mark is correctly positioned*.
- The insertion depth mark is used as a reference prior to pressing the joint.
* If a tube depth gauge is used there is no need to compare the depth mark and socket depth.
Ensure tube is fully inserted to tube stop before pressing
- Insert the tube into the fitting up to the tube stop.
- Use the mark on the tube as reference.
Align jaws squarely on the ﬁtting
- Ensure the correct size jaw is inserted into the tool.
- The jaws must be placed square on the ﬁtting.
Complete the joint with approved tool – press once only
- Depress the button to begin the compression cycle.
- Tool automatically stops once press cycle is complete.
- Complete the press cycle once only – do not repress.