What is a Tectite Fitting
A tectite fitting is a brass, push-fit fitting, that doesn’t require any tools to fit. It fits onto a plastic or copper pipe with main sizes include ½, ¾, 1 inch. It is a DIY friendly product as it doesn’t use any tools. For it to work successfully ensure the pipe is cut straight, and that it is clean. This means that the pipe should have no grit, bits of plastic or rough copper sticking off it. The reason for this is because there is a washer on the inside of the tectite fitting, and if there is any copper sticking up it can damage the washer and could cause a leak.
If you have a leak in your fitting it can mean that it is not fitting your pipe properly, the washer is damaged or eroded which means you have to replace the whole fitting, and in turn means the water needs to be turned off. We would always recommend that a plumber is called to any maintenance because it may lead to more expenses in the long run if not completed by a professional.