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How To Attach Couplings

There will be times when connecting sections of pipe together will be necessary. Here's how to go about it.

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  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Prepare the Pipes

Start by trimming off any excess pipe using the poly-pipe cutters.

trim off any excess pipe

Step 2: Slide On the Clamps

Heat both ends of the pipe with the propane torch (Image 1). Slide stainless-steel clamps over each end of the pipe (Image 2).

Step 3: Push the Pipes Together

Push one end of the coupling onto the pipe until it reaches halfway on the coupling. Push the other end of the pipe onto the coupling. Position clamps over the pipe and coupling and crimp down securely.

position clamps over pipe and coupling and crimp