compression joint


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compression joint

1.Any joint formed by a fitting designed to join piping or tubing by means of pressure.
2. A joint having cup-shaped threaded nuts which, when tightened, compress tapered sleeves so they form a tight joint along the periphery of the tubing they connect.
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Plumbers for example should only use compression joints.
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