Auspex Crimp

The Auspex crimp system is simple and effective when executed in accordance with the jointing procedures in this manual. However, if sufficient care is not taken, this can result in an ineffective joint.

For examples of Correct Installation and Ineffective Joints click here for a downloadable poster.


Ineffective joints may occur if -
A The crimping tool has not been completely closed.
B The crimping tool is out of adjustment. Readjust tool in accordance with the instructions supplied with the tool.
C The copper ring has moved away from the fitting body.
D The crimping tool has not been centred over the copper ring.
E The crimping tool has not been at 90 degrees to the joint being made.
F The pipe has been cut badly out of square.
G The fitting is not fully inserted in the pipe.


If and ineffective joint is detected -
A Cut out the defective joint and replace with new fitting.
B Cut the copper ring, remove and replace it with new copper ring and crimp again, using the same fitting body.
C Ensure when cutting off a ring that the barb on the fitting is not damaged.
D Remove the section of pipe that was under the crimp ring now removed.