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  1. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer New Member

    How far can push fit fittings be rotated after being joined, i need to wallpaper behind a radiator that I don’t want too remove.

    I have a pic just know were too host it.

    45/90 degrees possible ?


    Thanks in advance

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  2. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    They can be rotated around the pipe as much as you want.
    The gripper inside the fitting stays held to the pipe and the O ring is the only thing that moves with the fitting.
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  3. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Unless it's the old hep that pi$$es out as soon as you look at it.
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  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I try not to even move them at all
  5. Jordan Lloyd

    Jordan Lloyd New Member

    Your refering to the radiator valve. The actual pushfit section will not be able to move on that picture. I wouldnt recommend trying to twist the valve at all, if you go to far you’ll get a lot of water coming out.
  6. PhoenixServices

    PhoenixServices Plumber GSR

    Should be able to lift it off the brackets whole. Have a helper, buckets and towels and know where your water turns off just in case
  7. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    The photo link wasn’t there when I first replied.
    Fitting will turn on the plastic pipe, but I would just have the rad removed
  8. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer New Member

    Thanks to the one plumber who did get back to me (rang 10) who I offered the job to remove and refit, he gave me some simple advice so managed to sort myself. 2 Quick Grips, 2 Planks, Folding Stool and a hammer. Job Done
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    Best Trusted Plumber

  10. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer New Member

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    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Hammersforspanners strikes a chord! :D
  12. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Gawd this is gonna be like pulling teeth. :)
    What/ where did you need the hammer Steven?
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  13. Steven Palmer

    Steven Palmer New Member

    Lol, it went in the hole of the stool so the rad could rest against it.
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  14. dan_the_plumber

    dan_the_plumber GSR

    Depends if you’re feeling lucky. I’ve never had a problem although as the old saying goes ‘If it ain’t leaking, don’t touch it’ :)
    If you do turn it though and its John Guest fitting try to turn it clock wise with the thread, so the fitting tightens as you turn.
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