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Thread: When am I supposed to use Brass tube support sleeve

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    DIY Senior Member chefwong's Avatar
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    Default When am I supposed to use Brass tube support sleeve

    When am I supposed to use Brass tube support sleeve when working with compression fittings ? For every compression fitting ?

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    I never use those tube inserts, only the ferrols. My plumbing has never leak.

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    You use them with polyethylene tubing.

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    they are used when using plastic pipe. It prevents the pipe from just collapsing, allowing the ferrule to grab the pipe.

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