Is 'brass compression cap' more reliable than 'push-fit cap?
I have a plumber who came yesterday to cap two plastic pipes using plastic 'push-fit cap'. As the pipes will be placed below the floor, I really don't want to see any leak in the future inside the floor. So I just want to know if it is more reliable to use 'brass compression cap'. The 'push-fit cap' looks cheap.
- ?Lv 66 years agoFavourite answer
In my experience push fit caps are 100%. I have used them for many years without a problem. The greater the water pressure the more they grip. I have come across leaking compression joints but not push fit. So in my opinion you need not be concerned.
- boy boyLv 76 years ago
the push fit are cheap ..and for peace of mind get them changed ..im a builder ..use push fit regulalrly ..but would not trust them long term ...but if it had to be long term ..and on plastic pipe ..thats better than copper
- Anonymous6 years ago
rated for 200 psi but not recommended for behind the wall