Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) TECTITE Slip Coupling User Manual

Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) Hardware

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Publication Date: May 15, 2008

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TECTITE Slip Coupling Installation and Specifications Manual

Materials and Material Compatibility

TECTITE slip couplings are designed and manufactured to strict specifications and quality systems.
TECTITE slip couplings 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 slip couplings.

TECTITE slip couplings are designed for use with ASTM B88 hard drawn and annealed Copper tube, Type K,
L, or M, in the ½” through 1” size range.

All TECTITE slip couplings are designed to operate at temperatures from 0° to 250° F at a maximum working
pressure of 200 psi.

TECTITE slip couplings 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 slip couplings should not be painted.

The use of proprietary chemicals to flush pipes during plumbing system startup should be reviewed with an
EPC representative.


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.