This specification covers metal mechanical cold flare compression fittings with integral disc spring suitable for use with four sizes of cross-linked polyethelene PEX plastic tubing. These fittings are intended for use in cold and hot water distributions systems and hydronic heating systems. Included are the requirements for materials, performance, dimensions, workmanship and markings to be used on the fittings.
1.1 This specification covers metal mechanical cold flare compression fittings with integral disc spring suitable for use with cross-linked polyethelene PEX plastic tubing in 3/8, ½ , 5/8, and ¾ nominal diameters. that meets the requirements of Specifications F876 and F877. These fittings are intended for use in 100 psi (689.5 kPa) cold and hot water distributions systems and hydronic heating systems operating at temperatures up to and including 180°F (82°C). Included are the requirements for materials, workmanship, dimensions, and markings to be used on the fittings.
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