Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) TECTITE User Manual
Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) Hardware
GUIDE TO INSTALLATION
OF TECTITE FITTINGS
Publication Date: Mar 13, 2012
TECTITE Installation and Specifications Manual
TECTITE fittings are a heat free method for joining Copper, CPVC, and PEX tube. TECTITE provides a
clean and easy joining method designed to save time and money on installations. Installing a joint with
TECTITE is simple, requiring no extra materials beyond the TECTITE fitting for Copper and CPVC tubing
installations, and a TECTITE fitting plus a tube liner for PEX installations. The use of solder, flux, and heat, or
special pressing tools is eliminated. This lowers costs, reduces labor time, and allows a clean and efficient
installation process. TECTITE is a re-moveable and re-useable fitting system that provides the ultimate
flexibility in plumbing system assembly.
TECTITE fittings carry a 50-year warranty against manufacturing defects. Contact an EPC representative for
details. All warranties are subject to following good installation practices as outlined in this installation
Materials and Material Compatibility
TECTITE fittings are designed and manufactured to strict specifications and quality systems. TECTITE
fittings are manufactured from Copper or Copper Alloys and utilize EPDM o-ring seals, Nylon and Acetal
plastic components, and a 316 Stainless Steel retaining ring. An ANSI/NSF 61 listed silicone grease is used
to lubricate TECTITE fittings.
TECTITE fittings are designed for use with ASTM B88 hard drawn and annealed Copper tube, Type K, L, or
M, in the 1/4" through 1” size range; CPVC water tube per ASTM D2846/2846M-99, and PEX water tube that
meets the requirements of ASTM F876, F877 using a tube liner as designed by EPC.
All TECTITE fittings are designed to operate at temperatures from 0° to 250° F at a maximum working
pressure of 200 psi, with various liquids, and gasses.
TECTITE fittings must not come into contact with household cleaning products, paints, greases, flux, mineral
oils, adhesives, ammonia, nitrates, or other solvent base materials that may be used during or after
The exterior surface of TECTITE fittings should not be painted.
The use of proprietary chemicals to flush pipes during plumbing system startup should be reviewed with an
The TECTITE joining system is designed with easy installation in mind. Basic joining and removal procedures
are identical for every type and size of TECTITE fitting with only minor variations due to the type of tube
material being installed. The following instructions address the assembly procedures by tube material type.