Cut the pipe
We recommend you use a Rothenberger pipe cutter. It is important to ensure that the pipe cut completely square. Tube ends sould be clean and free from scratches not less than the socket length.
Make sure that the internal and external tube end is free from burrs or sharp edges by using a file or deburring tool. Then wipe the tube end clean to avoid damaging the seal on tube insertion.
Inspect the fitting
Keep fittings in original wrapping until required. Make sure the fitting is protected against dirt and contamination before use. Make sure the fitting and the bag are marked up for the correct application (Water or Gas). Select the correct size fittings for the tube. Before inserting the tube check seal and grip ring for correct placement.
Insert the tube
The tube must be fully inserted into the fitting until it reaches the tube stop in order to make a perfect joint. Marking insertion depth will ensure that any tube movement is detected, which is especially important if the joints are to be pressed at a later time. The depth marking must be visible on the pressed fitting.
|Tube Size||Insertion Depth|
Fit the pressing ring
Using the appropriate size pressing ring, open the pressing ring, locate on the fitting bead and close the pressing ring.
Engage the actuator and check insertion depth
With the actuator fitted in the press tool open the actuator and locate the actuator into the aperture of the pressing ring. Check for any tube movement prior to pressing.
Press the joint
Depress and hold the trigger of the tool until the press cycle of the tool is automatically completed. Keep hands clear of the press actuator and press ring until the cycle is completed.
Remove the actuator from the press ring, remove the press ring from the tube and remove the label to indicate the joint is pressed and complete.
It is important to keep the fitting free of any dust or dirt and to ensure the seal stays lubricated and protected from damage. Select the correct size of tube and fitting for the job. Ensure that both are clean and free from damage and imperfections.