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Flair-It Compression Fittings Explained

compression fitting flair itWorking with plumbing you will certainly encounter flair-it compression fittings at some point.  CompleteMH brings you the explanation below to make sense of it all, and has all the threaded plastic compression fittings ready to ship, enabling you to complete your plumbing project.  Shop below or view our Flair-It plastic compression fittings chart for help finding the right piece.

Compression Fitting End Types

On each compression fitting, you will notice different types of ends for different types of connections.  A cone end goes into pipe.  A female end connects with a male threaded pipe.  Correspondingly, a male end is meant for a female fitting connection.  A cap is pretty easy to understand - it caps the end of a pipe.  A ballcock end is used in commode (toilet) fittings.  Drop ear ends have two holes (that kind of look like ears) so you can secure the fitting with screws.    F-nut ends are for quarter-inch tubes on risers.  Knowing what compression fitting end type you need is step one to getting the right part and finishing your plumbing project. 
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Compression Fitting Styles

Compression fittings also come in different styles to work for any connection you need to make.  A coupling joins two pieces of tubing or pipe together, from just about any size or type to any other, including swivel ends.  Elbows give a 90 degree turn when you need to change the direction of your tubing.  Join three ends together with a tee compression fittingValves regulate or stop flow entirely, and also come in three-way connections.  Specialty fittings for ice-makers and washing machines are available too when there is only one compression fitting style that will get the job done.

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Polybutylene Adapter Half inch Cap Three Eighths Inch Cap
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Polybutylene Adapter Half inch Cap Three Eighths Inch Cap
Slide on a Poly Adapter to connect Polybutylene tubing to a Flair-It compression fitting. Put an end to 1/2" pipe with the half inch cap. Cap off open 3/8" threaded pipe or compression fittings with the three eighths inch cap.
Half by Half Coupling Three Eighths by Three Eighths Male Adapter Half inch by Half inch Male Adapter
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Half by Half Coupling Three Eighths by Three Eighths Male Adapter Half by Half inch Male Adapter
Connect two 1/2" tubing pipes with the half by half coupling Connect 3/8" tubing into a 3/8" female fitting with the three eighths by three eighths male adapter. Connect 1/2" tubing into a 1/2" female fitting with the half inch by half inch male adapter.
Half inch by Half inch Male Elbow Three Quarter Inch Cap Half by Three Quarters Male Adapter
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Half by Half inch Male Elbow Three Quarter Inch Cap Half by Three Quarters Male Adapter
Connect 1/2" tubing to a 1/2" female fitting at a perpendicular angle with the half inch by half inch male elbow. Cap off 3/4" threaded pipe or open Flair-It fittings with the three quarter inch cap. Connect 1/2" tubing into a 3/4" female fitting with the half by three quarters male adapter.
Half by Three Eighths Male Adapter Three Eighths by Half inch Male Adapter Half inch by Three Eighths Male Elbow
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Half by Three Eighths Male Adapter Three Eighths by Half Male Adapter Half by Three Eighths inch Male Elbow
Connect 1/2" tubing into a 3/8" female fitting with the half by three eighths male adapter. Connect 3/8" tubing into a 1/2" female fitting with the three eighths by half male adapter. Connect 1/2" tubing to a 3/8" female fitting at a perpendicular angle with the half inch by three eighths inch male elbow.
Half inch by Half inch Female Adapter Quarter by Quarter Coupling Half inch by Quarter Coupling
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Half by Half inch Female Adapter Quarter by Quarter Coupling Half by Quarter Coupling
Connect 1/2" tubing to 1/2" pipe with the half inch by half inch female adapter. Connect two 1/4" F-nut tubing pipes with the quarter by quarter coupling Connect 1/2" PEX or Poly tubing to 1/4" F-nut tubing pipes with the half by quarter coupling
Three Eighths by Three Eighths Coupling Three Eighths by Three Eighths Elbow Three Eighths by Half Swivel Coupling
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Three Eighths by Three Eighths Coupling Three Eighths by Three Eighths Elbow Three Eighths by Half Swivel Coupling
Connect 3/8" tubing to 3/8" tubes with the three eighths by three eighths coupling Connect 3/8" tubing to 3/8" tubes on a 90 degree turn with the three eighths by three eighths elbow. Connect 3/8" tubing to a 1/2" male pipe with the three eighths by half swivel coupling.
Three-Eighths Three-Eighths Three-Eighths Tee Three Quarters by Three Quarters Male Adapter Three Eighths by Half inch Male Elbow Adapter
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Three-Eighths Three-Eighths Three-Eighths Tee Compression Fitting Three Quarters by Three Quarters Male Adapter Three Eighths by Half inch Male Elbow Adapter
Connect three 3/8" PEX or Poly tubes with the three-eighths three-eighths three-eighths tee. Connect 3/4" tubing into a 3/4" female fitting with the three quarters by three quarters male adapter. Connect 3/8" tubing into a 1/2" female fitting with the three eighths by half inch male elbow adapter.
Half Half Male Half Male Tee Half by Three Quarters Female Adapter Half by Three Eighths Female Adapter
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Half Half Male Half Male Tee Half by Three Quarters Female Adapter Half by Three Eighths Female Adapter
Connect a 1/2" PEX or Poly tube to a 1/2" female fitting and perpendicularly to another 1/2" female fitting with the half half male half male tee. Connect 1/2" tubing into a 3/4" male pipe fitting with the half by three quarters female adapter. Connect 1/2" tubing into a 3/8" male pipe fitting with the half by three eighths female adapter.
Half inch by Half inch Female Elbow Quarter Inch F-nut by Three Eighths Male Elbow Half by Three Eighths Coupling
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Half by Half inch Female Elbow Quarter Inch F-nut by Three Eighths Male Elbow Half by Three Eighths Coupling
Connect 1/2" tubing to a 1/2" male pipe fitting at a perpendicular angle with the half inch by half inch female elbow. Connect 1/4" tubing to a 3/8" female fitting at a perpendicular angle with the Quarter inch F-nut by three eighths male elbow. Connect 1/2" tubing to 3/8" tubes with the half by three-eighths coupling
Half by Half Elbow Three Eighths by Half Swivel Elbow Half by Half Swivel Elbow
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Half by Half Elbow Three Eighths by Half Swivel Elbow Half by Half Swivel Elbow
Connect two 1/2" tubes in perpendicular direction with the half by half coupling Connect 3/8" tubing to a 1/2" male pipe with a perpendicular turn using the three eighths by half swivel elbow. Connect 1/2" tubing to a 1/2" male pipe turning 90 degrees with the half by half swivel elbow.