Buy an MDPE Coupling Joint for Watermains (WRAS Approved)
Here at EasyMerchant, we stock a massive range of MDPE pipe fittings – and one of the most popular in our wide range is this coupler compression fitting.
A coupler is designed to connect two lengths of MDPE pipe, using just compression fittings to hold it in place. The nature of the compression joint means it’s essential to use a pipe liner in any pipe you’re using MDPE fittings with – to prevent over-tightening and accidentally crushing the pipe.
Pipe fittings installation instructions
Fitting a compression coupler to a MDPE pipe is fairly simple – but it’s obviously essential that you stop or cap the water supply before you attempt any cutting of pipes or addition of fittings.
With the water supply capped, you can cut your MDPE pipe – ideally with pipe cutters.
When your pipe is de-burred (and ideally chamfered for pipe sizes over 40mm) your can attach the fitting. To do so, you should loosen the plastic outer bolt until roughly half the thread is visible. Then, push the MDPE water pipe into place – through the nut, split ring, and o-ring.
With the pipe firmly located, you can then hand-tighten the nut – although for pipe sizes over 40mm it’s advisable to use a pipe wrench.
This process should be repeated for the other side, and when complete, the connection will provide a watertight seal that, depending on the size of the fitting, could potentially stand up to 16-25 bar of pressure.
Great prices and great service when you buy MDPE fittings
We’re always here if you need us – whether you’re picking the part you need from our website or preparing to cut pipes and add a compression fitting. What’s more, you’ll always get amazing prices for the parts you need – even if you’re just ordering one.
We negotiate amazing bulk prices from our suppliers – and we pass those savings on to you. As such, you can be confident you’re getting high-quality UK-made parts at the very lowest possible prices.