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Plumbing and Heating - joining copper pipe to pipes of dissimilar materials

Posted by Collister & Glover on Aug 16, 2018 3:33:17 PM

Many plumbing and heating installations make use of copper tube and fittings for water and gas services. However, in the past, many other materials were used, and still are used to manufacture or join pipes, tubes and fittings. Sometimes work on these mixed metal pipe joints is unavoidable. This post shows different methods that can be used to join copper pipe to other dissimilar materials.


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Topics: Trade Account, underfloor heating

Joining Copper Pipe Using Large Compression Fittings [Photos]

Posted by Collister & Glover on Aug 16, 2018 1:53:04 PM

One of the major advantages of compression fittings is that the installer joins the tube by mechanical means.  This heat-free system means no hot works permits are required, and joints can be made where it would otherwise be dangerous to use a naked flame. How do the two types differ? Why do large pipes require a different type of joint?

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Topics: Insider, Trade Account, TracPipe, underfloor heating

How to order TracPipe with Collister & Glover

Posted by Collister & Glover on May 1, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Since being established in 1977, Collister & Glover (also known as ColGlo) have become the leading EN ISO 9000 Certified independent stockists of engineering products. As well as our vast range of products, we offer a number of services, including inventory management, kitting and training.


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Topics: Trade Account, TracPipe