Machining Tolerance Guide

Fitting corrosion is a concern when joining dissimilar metals together. The Veratek fittings are made from aluminum to be compatible with the aluminum sheath inside the Kitec pipe. Joining Pex pipe or hose pipe to a Veratek fitting is totally acceptable. If you require a Veratek fitting to have a male or female pipe thread on the end, it should never be joined with fittings made from materials such as brass, Stainless Steel or galvanized metal. If these are used galvanic corrosion will occur. Common acceptable fittings for the Veratek pipe thread ends would be (CPVC = Chlorinated Polyvinylchloride) (PE = Polyethylene) (Nylon)

Always use a non-petroleum based lubricant when installing a Veratek Fitting to ensure the O-rings do not roll when inserting the fitting into the pipe. Plumbers grease or petroleum based lubricates can harm the O-ring.

Ensure the inside surface of the Kitec pipe has not been damaged or gouged when the old fitting was removed. Veratek Self-Crimp Fittings seal by O-ring contact on damage free surfaces so cutting the pipe back may be required to achieve this.

When crimping with the scissor tool or wrench tool ensure the crimp tool is compressed all the way so it bottoms out on the adjacent side. These tools are designed to bottom out yet never allowing the pipe to be over crimped. Failure to bottom the tool out could lead to failure or leaks of the Veratek fitting due to insufficient crimp depth.