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my plumber cut a brass pipe which had a nipple at the end so it was thicker than the copper coupling. He sanded it down to make the copper fit and then soldered it. Did anyone ever hear of this and do i need to worry about it leaking?
 

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I was told by a building inspector once that i couldn't use brass olives on compression fittings. He didn't have a reason as to why so i had to explain to him why i didn't use brass olives anyway and swapped them out for copper. The idiot didn't even know the reason why you wernt meant to use brass. Some of these codes are just stupid.
 

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moraga? thats near orinda right? the dept does blow:laughing:
Yup Moraga near Orinda but I own multiple residential apartment bldgs in the city. I work in the city too and some inspectors seem to have a strong preference for particular fire protection firms to have "no hassle" inspections. I deal with DBI often enough and they are a bunch of bottom feeding homosexual blowers.
 

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whats a olive? you mean ferrule?

Nope i mean olive. You normally get them with brass olive but they have to be strangled so much that you cant ever get them of the pipe and they can be over tightened. I just change them all out with copper and never have the issues involved with brass versions. Most good quality fittings will come with a copper olive for this exact reason. But some of thr cheaper ones just bundle brass.

 
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