No. Once the Python pipe is inserted onto the nipple and the nut is tightened, the pipe cannot be removed from the fitting.
Yes. The Python chamfering tools are designed exclusively for the Python pipe.
The Python chamfering tool has a reference shoulder on the tool, which is used to mark the insertion depth. (Click here to download the Python Line Set Installation Guide.)
Yes. The Python fittings are designed to be tightened until the nut bottoms out on the adapter body.
- 1/4” and 3/8” is 1-1/2”
- 1/2” is 2-1/4”
- 5/8” is 2-1/2”
- 3/4” is 2-3/4”
- 7/8” is 6”
UMC 1109.6 Support: In addition to the requirements of Section 1105.2, piping and tubing shall be securely fastened to a permanent support within 6 feet following the first bend in such tubing from the compressor and within 2 feet of each subsequent bend or angle. Piping and tubing shall be supported at points not more than 15 feet apart.
Hanger: A proper support is one that is designed as a pipe hanger, does not damage the line set during installation and provides full support.
This means that you can enclose fittings and couplers within the piping system as long as these connection points have been visually pressure tested for leaks before enclosing.
The 1/4” and 3/8” fittings share the same nut, but the adaptors are different. Please ensure you have the correct fitting for the particular pipe that is being used.