Compression Fitting Olives

Compression fitting olives are used in electrical conduit systems and plumbing. They are generally used for fastening, joining and sealing or for reinforcement. They're the safe way to connect copper pipe without the use of heat.

How do compression fitting olives work?

Compression fitting olives work by the compression of an 'olive' between a valve and nut, and the pipe itself. The valve and nut both have tapered sides into which the olive fits. Using a spanner and a pair of grips you can tighten the nut to exert pressure on the olive. The compression fitting can be assembled by sliding on the nut and olive at both ends, and tightening the nut with a spanner. In the case of a leak it's advised not to over tighten a compression fitting so that the olive remains undistorted.

What are compression fitting olives made of?

Compression fitting olives are most often narrow circular rings made from metal, and less commonly, plastic. They join two tubes or pipes together and are compatible with pipes of a variety of standard sizes.


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RS Stock No. 830-160
Mfr. Part No.180030600
BrandNorgren
MYR2.615
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RS Stock No. 295-2802
Mfr. Part No.1824 06 00
BrandLegris
MYR12.242
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6mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 293-6771
Mfr. Part No.0124 15 00
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MYR3.337
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15mm Brass
RS Stock No. 830-132
Mfr. Part No.180020800
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MYR2.668
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RS Stock No. 226-561
Mfr. Part No.220020500
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MYR4.47
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RS Stock No. 830-104
Mfr. Part No.180020400
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MYR1.388
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RS Stock No. 840-325
Mfr. Part No.220020600
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MYR8.607
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RS Stock No. 293-6743
Mfr. Part No.0124 08 00
BrandLegris
MYR0.944
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8mm Brass
RS Stock No. 226-555
Mfr. Part No.220020400
BrandNorgren
MYR3.774
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RS Stock No. 830-126
Mfr. Part No.180020600
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MYR1.591
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RS Stock No. 295-2830
Mfr. Part No.1824 12 00
BrandLegris
MYR18.624
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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12mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 226-527
Mfr. Part No.220030400
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MYR3.967
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RS Stock No. 295-2818
Mfr. Part No.1824 08 00
BrandLegris
MYR13.314
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 293-6759
Mfr. Part No.0124 10 00
BrandLegris
MYR1.661
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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10mm Brass
RS Stock No. 293-6765
Mfr. Part No.0124 12 00
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MYR1.968
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12mm Brass
RS Stock No. 840-331
Mfr. Part No.220020700
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MYR16.972
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RS Stock No. 830-110
Mfr. Part No.180020500
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MYR2.777
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RS Stock No. 293-6737
Mfr. Part No.0124 06 00
BrandLegris
MYR1.107
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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6mm Brass
RS Stock No. 226-549
Mfr. Part No.220020300
MYR3.335
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RS Stock No. 295-2824
Mfr. Part No.1824 10 00
BrandLegris
MYR15.622
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10mm Stainless Steel