Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) TECTITE Large Diameter User Manual

Elkhart Products Corporation (EPC) Hardware

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Publication Date: Dec. 9, 2008

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Large Diameter 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, CPVC and PEX tubing
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. Large diameter
TECTITE fittings are manufactured from Copper or Copper Alloys and utilize EPDM o-ring seals, Nylon and
Zytel plastic components, and a 316 Stainless Steel retaining ring. An ANSI/NSF 61 listed silicone grease is
used to lubricate TECTITE fittings.

Large diameter TECTITE fittings are designed for use with ASTM B88 hard drawn and annealed Copper tube,
Type K, L, or M, in the 1 1/4” through 2” size range, CPVC water tube per ASTM D2846/2846M-99 and PEX
water tube that meets the requirements of ASTM F876, F877.

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
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. The following instructions address the assembly