Compressed Gas Bottle Quick Connect Fittings – How To Choose The Right System For Your Home Or Business
Compressed gas fittings are an essential part of any home owner’s or business’ life, as they’re found in almost every household appliance, be it a washing machine, sink, shower, boiler, refrigerator or air conditioner. By avoiding any complications with common household fittings, and by keeping them clean and free from dirt and other debris, your appliances will last longer and perform at top condition.
So it’s no wonder that compressing gas canisters into your fittings is a very common DIY project. However, it is a critical issue that must be handled properly in order to avoid any problems when using the fitting later on. Since so many people make the mistake of not sealing the ends of the canister before fitting it in, issues can arise that require expensive and time-consuming repairs.
Typically, these problems will involve a loss of pressure in the hot water or cold tap system. This can result in a range of different water or electrical problems that require immediate attention from professional engineers or heating engineers.
Most plumbing experts recommend that you use compression fittings only after you have replaced the pressure relief valve on your water or gas pipe. Replacing the valve ensures that there will be enough pressure to support the new canister fittings.
After you have done this, you should be provided with the proper installation instructions. This will ensure that you are fully aware of how to use the fittings in order to avoid problems in the future.
Additionally, most pressure relief valves in the UK are hydraulic type fittings. This means that if they become clogged, they can be easily disconnected for using a bit of plumbers’ tape. The problem may manifest itself as a need for another fitting, but the valve is designed to eject the clog with the help of a third component that is usually one of the first components that you will find in your hardware kit.
When choosing compression fittings, you should bear in mind that there are two types of fittings, the pressure relief valve, and the gas bottle quick connect. The former canister fittings have a ‘relief valve’quick connect’ connection system. This is an advantage since it means that there is no need to replace the relief valve or quick connect every time that you replace the gas bottle.
The major disadvantage of using the ‘gas bottle quick connect’ system is that the screw may become loose and detach. This will require a completely new gas bottle and fittings to be bought.
Whilst using the pressure relief valve system, the quick connect connection is a much better option as it will not let the screw detach from the screw itself. As a result, you can use the quick connect fitting on the other side of the pipe to replace the existing pressure relief valve.
In order to use this type of fitting on your pressure relief valve, simply install it in the same way as the relief valve. Once this is done, you should be able to remove the old pressure relief valve and attach the new fitting.
It’s worth mentioning here that your pressure relief valve will likely work differently if it is hydraulic type fittings. This means that you will have to replace the screw once it begins to loosen or detach.
Alternatively, you may want to consider using one of the compression fittings which will fit onto your hot water pressure relief valve. This allows you to use the pressure relief valve when you’re using your canister and still have pressure relief.