Attaching nut and olive on a radiator tail

I've got a new radiator tail. The nut and olive slides onto the tail. How do you stop it sliding off? Is it just a matter of packing the olive with ptfe tape?

Asked by John on 16th Apr 2024
Expert Trade Answers

The nut and olive will squash onto the pipe once you tighten it up. You don't need PTFE tape"
Answered on 23rd Apr 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"You put it on loose .and it pushes back whe you push the tail in the connection then tighten into up"
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"John you need to tighten the nut onto the body part of the valve which will compress the olive to the tail then you can put on some ptfe tape and remake the joint"
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"You push the pipe on to the tail as you tighten the nut up as long as the tail is long enough"
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"The Olive sliding up and down the pipe is okay. Just make sure the pipe is pushed home into the hole in connector and while holding the pipe home, tighten nut which will squeeze the Olive around the pipe and seal the joint.
PS: Wrap three turns of PTFE tape around the thread on the connector before screwing the nut home."
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi, just a case of tightening the nut once it is on the tail, not forgetting to put the olive on after, you have put the nut on the tail. Tightening the nut will compress the olive. Regards Roger"
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"The best method is to smother the olive with jointing compound before compressing the olive with the nut."
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Mar 2024 - report
"Just tighten the nut/,olive to the radiator
Valve the olive compresses around the radiator tail,should be a tightly fitting."
Answered on 16th Apr 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"Hold in the pipe into tail whilst tightening up the nut and Olive will tighten up with the nut into the tail"
Answered on 18th Apr 2024 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"Theoretically, toy should not need to put PTF on to a compression joint, if the fitting and olive are both the correct size and fitted correctly they should not leak, as when compressed the olive creates a seal."
Answered on 18th May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
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