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. 293-6743
Mfr. Part No.0124 08 00
BrandLegris
$0.963
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8mm Brass
RS Stock No. 293-6793
Mfr. Part No.0124 16 00
BrandLegris
$1.617
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16mm Brass
RS Stock No. 293-6721
Mfr. Part No.0124 04 00
BrandLegris
$0.528
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4mm Brass
RS Stock No. 295-2818
Mfr. Part No.1824 08 00
BrandLegris
$6.432
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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8mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 295-2824
Mfr. Part No.1824 10 00
BrandLegris
$7.018
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10mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 295-2830
Mfr. Part No.1824 12 00
BrandLegris
$9.124
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12mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 293-6771
Mfr. Part No.0124 15 00
BrandLegris
$1.118
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15mm Brass
RS Stock No. 293-6759
Mfr. Part No.0124 10 00
BrandLegris
$0.754
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10mm Brass
RS Stock No. 830-160
Mfr. Part No.180030600
BrandNorgren
$0.955
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RS Stock No. 293-6765
Mfr. Part No.0124 12 00
BrandLegris
$0.98
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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12mm Brass
RS Stock No. 830-126
Mfr. Part No.180020600
BrandNorgren
$0.597
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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RS Stock No. 761-165
Mfr. Part No.D--1020065--
$0.758
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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12mm Brass
RS Stock No. 226-555
Mfr. Part No.220020400
BrandNorgren
$1.286
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RS Stock No. 830-148
Mfr. Part No.180030400
BrandNorgren
$0.891
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RS Stock No. 830-132
Mfr. Part No.180020800
BrandNorgren
$0.73
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RS Stock No. 830-104
Mfr. Part No.180020400
BrandNorgren
$0.507
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RS Stock No. 840-325
Mfr. Part No.220020600
BrandNorgren
$2.934
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RS Stock No. 226-549
Mfr. Part No.220020300
$1.207
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RS Stock No. 295-2802
Mfr. Part No.1824 06 00
BrandLegris
$4.102
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6mm Stainless Steel
RS Stock No. 226-527
Mfr. Part No.220030400
BrandNorgren
$1.434
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