Conex Cuprofit Equal Tee 15mm
They just work
These are brilliant, they do exactly what it says providing you line them up square first. They are the same size as normal copper fittings without the hassle of heating and solder.
3 Apr 2015
I purchased a series of these fittings - tees, straight connecters and elbow joints. 90% of them were absolutely fine, but there are definitely some gotchas.
Firstly, the actual insertion depth is relatively shallow compared to other push fit connectors I have used. This means that they work best with pipes that have been cut with a tool that gives a rolled in top to the pipe. I found that when connecting to the straight ends of a precut pipe the connection was less easy to make and required perfectly straight alignment.
Secondly, I had a tee that failed. I couldn't tell you whether it was me or it came like that, but the seal simply didn't work and after having removed it, I can see that the teeth are damaged.
That brings me to my final, and biggest, complaint - removing these things is an absolute nightmare. The tool is fine, but the force required to pull the pipe out is tremendous. Like others here, when replacing the failed tee, I used a compression tee as frankly the ease of the push fit was a false economy in that situation. I can remove a compression joint in 30 seconds with no effort. One of these is removed with huge effort and some fairly obscene language when working in a small space like I was (the reason I opted for these in the first place).
However, the other 90% of the fittings look great, all work well and are very sleek. If you are doing a simple job then I would recommend, but if you think there is any chance you may need to disassemble any of your work, this may be a challenge.
3 Apr 2015
waste of money
Felt flimsy when fitted
Difficult to remove even with tool
Will not be buying these again
1 Apr 2015
Leaked like a sieve!
Bought 2 to add in a Phosphate doser to my boiler hot water supply.
Cut into a straight run of mains cold water 15mm pipe, cleaned pipe, de-burred ends, fitted tees and connected everything up. All pipes were pushed in as far as possible to tees, pipes were straight, well supported and no strain on them.
The tees leaked at all 3 pipes when water turned on!
I have used these fittings previously with no problems so presume it was a manufacturing fault, undersized o rings or the like. They were both sealed in bags so hadn't been used and returned.
Had to rush back at 5 to 8 just before closing and buy 2 compression tees instead.
Can't trust these now, will use solder or compression fittings in future.
10 Nov 2014