"I had a tricky pipe to cut into and tap off a new section, there was no way i could use a blow torch or spanner in the confined space, these push fit were so simple.. cut the pipe, clean the ends, push it on... thats it. No mess, no leaks, no hassle... saved half a day of re-plumbing the pipe work. If only my other plumbing was as good..."
"Wasn't sure about these but had a very small gap between a wall and a joist to re-plumb so thought i'd give them a go. O ring clasps around the pipe, as long as the pipe is clean and round you will have no leaks.
Can't comment on long time reliability as only just fitted them."
"these really are so easy to use, and reuse. however the best thing is they remain flexable, so you can rotate the pipe even when pressurised without leaks. also no need for any fitting tools and where pipes are visable there is no solder/heat marks. great for places with limited access. price maybe higher but worth every penny."
"I've used loads of these copper cuprofit fittings over the years and haven't had a problem yet. I've put them on central heating and mains up to 6 bar pressure (they're supposed to work up to 16 bar at 30 deg c or 6 bar at 95 deg c). They are more expensive then solder fittings but you more than make up for this with saving on time and effort and if done properly you won't have to go back putting right any leaks. Just make sure you clean the copper pipe end properly with wire wool leaving no swarf/debris/grease etc. Also mark the pipe 15mm in from the end so you can check that the fitting has been pushed all the way on. These Fittings can also be removed quite simply with appropriate tool. Provided they are not damaged or too old you can re-use them but I'm not sure I'd risk it just to save a couple of pounds."
"Used these to fit a new radiator. Space was very tight. Ideal as no soldering is needed which is always a problem when water is present. Only get one chance to fit so make sure pipe end is clean. very satisfied"
"I bought these to use on piping to a washbasin. They are much better than Yorkshire Fittings or Compression Fittings. No messing about at all, push the fitting on to the pipe and its job done. Even the Mrs could use these."
"Re-routing and installing extra rads. in old cottage, original pipe–work comes down from a very small void in ceiling surrounded by flammable material, therefore could not use either compression or solder joints, so was the perfect solution. Only black mark is that the Conex Release Tool I had previously does work with their new style joints and although Screwfix show one in the new catalogue [Autumn/Winter 2011] Part. No.95388 it cannot be found online to order!!"
"So easy to use, excellent quality product, no leaks, pipework looks excellent. Bought the removal tool but don't think I'll need to use it. Would recommend this over any other type of fitting. Particularly good for the DIY'er - if you've measured your pipes right, you can't go wrong! 10/10"
"I purchased a series of these fittings - tees, straight connecters and elbow joints. 90% of them were absolutely fine, but there are definitely some gotchas.
Firstly, the actual insertion depth is relatively shallow compared to other push fit connectors I have used. This means that they work best with pipes that have been cut with a tool that gives a rolled in top to the pipe. I found that when connecting to the straight ends of a precut pipe the connection was less easy to make and required perfectly straight alignment.
Secondly, I had a tee that failed. I couldn't tell you whether it was me or it came like that, but the seal simply didn't work and after having removed it, I can see that the teeth are damaged.
That brings me to my final, and biggest, complaint - removing these things is an absolute nightmare. The tool is fine, but the force required to pull the pipe out is tremendous. Like others here, when replacing the failed tee, I used a compression tee as frankly the ease of the push fit was a false economy in that situation. I can remove a compression joint in 30 seconds with no effort. One of these is removed with huge effort and some fairly obscene language when working in a small space like I was (the reason I opted for these in the first place).
However, the other 90% of the fittings look great, all work well and are very sleek. If you are doing a simple job then I would recommend, but if you think there is any chance you may need to disassemble any of your work, this may be a challenge."
"I thought these were the best invention ever, just like the other reviewers, until the other day when one burst open and poured mains-pressure water down through a light fitting onto a newly-refurbished kitchen. Disaster! The elbow that parted was attached to a capped pipe projecting above the floor waiting for connection to the wc, which was pulled away from the wall slightly to decorate behind it. The pivotting motion and mains pressure inside must have fooled it into thinking it was being dismantled, with terrible consequences. I have gone back to compression fittings and Speedfit, which at least give a positive connection although they are clumsy to look at."
"Bought 2 to add in a Phosphate doser to my boiler hot water supply. Cut into a straight run of mains cold water 15mm pipe, cleaned pipe, de-burred ends, fitted tees and connected everything up. All pipes were pushed in as far as possible to tees, pipes were straight, well supported and no strain on them. The tees leaked at all 3 pipes when water turned on! I have used these fittings previously with no problems so presume it was a manufacturing fault, undersized o rings or the like. They were both sealed in bags so hadn't been used and returned. Had to rush back at 5 to 8 just before closing and buy 2 compression tees instead. Can't trust these now, will use solder or compression fittings in future."