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1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass)

SKU:LF4515050

Brand: Uponor (Wirsbo)

Uponor (Wirsbo)
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Application: Plumbing
Heating
Size: 1/2"
PEX Size: 1/2"
Sweat Size: 1/2"
Material: Brass
Fitting System Compatibility: Expander (ProPEX)
Standards Met: ASTM F1960
NSF
ASTM F877
Max Pressure (PSI): 200 psi
Warranty: 5-Year Limited Warranty
Tubing Compatibility: PEX
Max Temp (F): 200°F
Features: Lead Free

Description for Uponor (Wirsbo) LF4515050

ProPEX® Lead-free Brass Adapter transitions Uponor PEX tubing to copper pipe.1 Lead-free Brass Fittings are safe for direct burial in the soil.

Uponor's lead-free brass transition fittings, valves and wall boxes carry the NSF us-pw-G marking for lead-free compliance to meet state lead-free legislation, and exceed the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act. Now you can combine lead-free brass fittings with Uponor's PEX tubing, EP offering and ProPEX Out-of-the-Wall Support System for a complete lead-free solution from the inlet to the faucet. The new lead-free offerings feature Uponor's unique ProPEX fitting system for strong, durable connections without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges.

1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass)

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Uponor (Wirsbo)1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass)
 
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5.0

The "secret weapon"

By toterola

from Tacoma, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass):

This fitting is the best piece to have in reserve for plumbing refits and repiping. It will get you out of a tight spot, and it is incredibly versatile. I have zero complaints with this product.

 
5.0

Pex A ....the only way

By Handyman Beau

from Willsboro, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass):

Replacing copper with Pex A

 
5.0

good to go and go

By yathzz

from rochester mn mayo clinic usa

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass):

good results with hand expande

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ProPress Sweat Adaptor

By Keybal

from Media, PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass):

This adaptor is required to transistion from 1/2" copper pipe or tubing to AQUAPex tubing. It does need to be soldered, but after that, the pex is much easier to run than copper. All of the adaptors that I have purchased are extreamly clean and need very little prep before using.

 
5.0

Great for remodel

By Karen

from Anacortes, WA

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Comments about 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass):

I'm remodeling a 1905 Victorian which had previously been plumbed with a mix of galvanized and copper. To minimize the damage to interior walls (and because I have a basement) I sweated these adapters to the copper, made the PEX connection and voila.. new plumbing with minimal interior wall damage.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

shazam

By Kell

from Hillsboro, OR

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Comments about ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" Copper:

It got so hot it started to sweat

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  • 1/2" ProPEX x 1/2" Copper Pipe Adapter (Lead Free Brass)

    Q:

    Does this adapter require a union or coupling, or does it fit over copper pipe, i.e. it is an F-connector and copper pipe is M-connector?
    Asked on 8/6/2012 by Steve from Boston

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      does not require a coupling

      Answered on 8/6/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it will fit over the pipe. The manufacturer gives the overall dimensions too at uponor.

      Answered on 8/6/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This is a female pipe adapter. It fits over 1/2" copper pipe for soldering.

      Answered on 8/29/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" Copper

    Q:

    According to the product manual specifications, parts LF4507575 and LF4517575 look almost identical with the only difference being the overall length. Is length the only difference or are the specification diagrams incorrect?
    Asked on 4/2/2012 by Grant from San Jose, CA

    10 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      LF4507575 looks like it goes inside the copper pipe. the other one fits
      outside.
      I prefer the outside one

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      According to
      http://www.uponor-usa.com/~/media/Files/Product%20Documents/LFBrsFitt_LS_P124_3%2009.aspx?sc..
      One is for sweat to tube the other to a fitting.

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Look closely and you will fine that LF4517575 has a female copper
      sweating end and LF4517575 a male copper sweating end. Both are
      manufactured with same type of Lead free NSF Brass with Propex 3/4
      male end
      other

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It looks like LF4517575 is 3/4" ID (designed to slip OVER 3/4" copper pipe)
      while LF4507575 would be 3/4" OD (designed to slip INSIDE a fitting such as
      the LF4517575).

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      LF4517575 is a copper pipe adapter (meaning that it fits over 3/4" copper pipe) and LF4507575 is a copper fitting adapter (meaning that it fits inside of 3/4" copper fittings).

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Grant:
      From what I can tell, part LF4517575 get sweated over a copper pipe. In the
      case of ¾” copper pipe, the ID of this fitting will be approximately 7/8”.
      This would be just like sweating a coupling onto a pipe.
      Part LF4507575 gets sweated into a copper fitting. In the case of ¾” copper
      pipe, or fitting in this case, the OD of this fitting will be approximately
      7/8”. This would be used if you needed to make a close joint, say right
      after an elbow. You could just sweat this into one side of the 900 fitting
      without using a short pipe stub.
      I hope this help,
      Keybal

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      One fits inside of 3/4" copper fitting and other fits end on a 3/4" copper pipe

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I  don't know about the numbering system Uphonor uses or if changes have been made since the merge from Wisbro. However make sure of the type of fitting---for instance fittings like this have two varieties--- 1.   fittings that go over pipe, and 2.   fittings that go into another fitting.  Each will have a different diameter where it is soldered.  Also the Uphonor web site may have technical info that will help in differentiating.  One more thing---Lead Free fittings are now required in California and Vermont and the difference in numbering could indicate changes in actual lead, as well as zinc, levels.  Hope this helps
      John

      Answered on 4/3/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Pex and pro pex are two different parts. The pex fitting is smaller and the pex pipe is slipped on and a clamp is put over the fitting and squezzed on with a tool. Pro pex fittings are larger in diameter on the end that the pex plastic pipe is attached. That is because a special expansion tool is used to expand the inside diameter of the pex pipe and then it is immediately shoved onto the fitting and it shrinks around it and no clamps are required.

      Answered on 4/3/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      LF4517575 appears to be a sweat nipple (copper tube inserted in end of fitting) where you would solder the 2 together.
      LF4507575 appears to be a a fitting, where you would put a joint link over the the ends of both the fitting and a copper tubing.
      The first would require the tubing to be 3/4" so it could be inserted in the fitting.
      The second would allow up-or-down conversion of tubings (copper-to-pex), where the copper tubing could be 1", 3/4" or 1/2". There are adapters for up-or-down converting copper tubing from one size to another. This fitting would allow you to standardize the pex tubing size (ie, allow you to only buy one size, instead of multiple ones).

      Answered on 4/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" Copper

    Q:

    Hi, The problem is right at the beginning when i try tinning the fidding first before sweating it on, the solder just runs right off the brass, is this normal? Should I go right to sweating it on?
    Asked on 3/27/2012 by SS from Canada

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Be sure to use plenty of flux. I prepare the surface with 120 grit emory cloth and a wire brush to open the surface of the brass, hit it with flux and directly solder to copper. No problems here.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Use a round wire brush to clean the female fitting and the male fitting
      with any abrasive cloth or even steel wool. Then coat both fittings with
      flux, put both fittings together and heat up with a tod it should
      suck the solder right in to the union.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes just go ahead and solder it directly to the copper tubing. Make sure you sand and flux it too.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      clean both fitting and pipe flux both put together and sodder

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just sweat it on. Make sure you have used your wire brush on the pipe
      and the inside of the fitting, and use your flux. Worked like a charm for
      me.

      Answered on 3/28/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Copper and brass fittings are never “tinned” before being fitted to copper
      pipe. The correct method is to clean both the end of the pipe and the inside
      of the fitting. This is best accomplished using a tool fitted with inside
      and outside brushes that are sized for the tubing and fitting being joined,
      i.e. ½”, ¾” etc. When properly cleaned, the end of the tubing and the inside
      of the fitting should be bright and shiny and absolutely free of any
      residue. Use a flux that is compatible with the plumbing solder being used
      and coat BOTH the end of the tube and the inside of the fitting. Use a
      propane torch and direct the tip of the flame on the fitting, not the tube.
      Periodically touch the tip of the solder to the joint between the fitting
      and the tube. When the fitting and the tube are hot enough the solder will
      start to melt. Let the solder start to flow while keeping the flame on the
      fitting. The heat will wick the solder into the joint between the fitting
      and the tubing. This will happen rather fast, one or two seconds. When the
      joint appears full remove the torch flame from the fitting. Do not disturb
      the fitting or tube while it is cooling. DO NOT apply a wet rag until the
      solder has cooled to a solid state. Disturbing or cooling the solder while
      it is in a liquid or plastic state will cause it to crystallize and you will
      have a leaking joint. It is best to practice this before trying it on the
      real thing.
      Bob Gensler

      Answered on 3/28/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes, just sweat it.

      Answered on 3/28/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are sweating brass to cooper clean both peices flux add heat and solder.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

      Answered on 3/28/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" Copper

    Q:

    Hi, I am having trouble getting solder to stick to these fiddings. I insured they are cleaned properly, with sand paper and flux, Is there a certain type of flux or solder that works best with these fiddings? Note: I soldered streight copper to copper with same solder and flux with no trouble.
    Asked on 3/26/2012 by SS from Canada

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is a bulky part so you may need to heat it up more, and/or use
      SafeFlo solder
      I recommend a solder-bearing water-soluble flux paste. It has solder
      in it so the moment the part reaches solder melting temperature
      the solder in the paste covers it, making sure no oxide forms causing
      any issues.

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fellow Shopper,  I have soldered hundreds of these fittings without one problem.  I use Nokorode flux, clean the fittings and pipe as usual, and solder with lead free solder. If you're not using these for domestic water then you can use 50/50 solder (it melts at a much lower temp). Heat the fittings all the way around and do not get them any hotter than is necessary to make the solder flow.  If you heat a fitting cherry red then your screwed, it won't solder.   I hope this helps, Pat D...   www.waterpowerliving.com

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Brass can be difficult to solder and the difficulty is not unique to these fittings.
      There are two solutions. The best solution is to use Propress copper fittings (from Viega, available from and dedicated plumbing supply stores), but they require a Propress tool (the tool is increasingly available for rental at plumbing supply houses). This option will bypass the solder problem, give you an excellent connection and take about 1/100 of the time as soldering.
      The second option is to be patient with soldering the brass. It might have residue on it that requires more cleaning than copper (oil, from the casting process). It takes longer to heat but cools faster. And you have to be especially careful to heat the fitting evenly without overheating it. There are other suggestions if you do an Internet search on soldering brass.

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Soldering is all about preparation. DO NOT touch the surfaces with your bare hands. The oils on them are bad for soldering. Sand both the male and female surfaces with a fine sand paper. Apply an activated flux and use rosin core solder. Lead based ones are illegal now so do not use them. Heat all away around the female fitting evenly and let the solder get sucked into the joint. Do not continue to apply heat after the solder has gone into the joint. Another little trick is to sand the end of the female fitting. This allows the solder to from a ring around the end of the fitting with the male pipe surface. This is like a little insurance in case there is any failure at the main joint. Be sure all the fittings are dry when you solder.
      You can call me at***.****. I have not had a leak ever soldering new pex fittings. Paul

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There should be nothing special about soldering these connectors. I used
      generic copper pipe solder and flux without any issues. As you mentioned,
      just make sure you have cleaned them up with sandpaper and then applied a
      uniform layer of flux. Beyond that, make sure you have your adapter and
      pipe both heated to the same temp (eg: do it slowly to make sure the heat
      is uniform). It should suck the solder into the joint when you get it to
      the correct temp and touch the solder to the connection.
      Good luck!

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had the same problem. I was using Lenox water soluable flux and mapp torch and found the flux burned quickly, making the joint impossible to solder. I switched to Dutch boy petroleum based tinning flux and conventional propane fuel and had much better results. Also make sure to sand the end ring of the fitting and wipe the dirt and grit out of the fitting and off the pipe before fluxing. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I sweated about thirty of these fittings using lead free solder and flux. I
      only applied the torch to the brass fitting to avoid overheating the copper
      and had complete success.

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used Oatey self tinning flux in the green can to make the adapter connections. The flame should be applied to the adapter and not the copper
      Pipe.
      A. Farr

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had a similar problem. Make sure you buff each fitting thoroughly with a wire brush, steel wool, or emery paper, and wipe them clean with a clean, dry cloth before fluxing them and soldering. Be sure you flux them with good, clean flux and make sure they are completely heated before applying the solder (mapp gas burns hotter and works better than propane).
      Good luck!
      RT

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Heat low and slow starting with pex fitting because wall is thicker,  let heat from thick wall go towards regular copper fitting without actually heating it.  No special flux or solder needed.

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used tinning flux with good results. The joints tend to be tight so sand the copper tube a little more than normal to let the solder flow.

      Answered on 4/8/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 3/4" PEX x 3/4" Copper

    Q:

    Is the sweat end of this fitting cupped or street?
    Asked on 1/3/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      The sweat end of this LF4517575 fitting goes over 3/4" copper pipe, so it is cupped. The street version (LF4507575) goes inside of a 3/4" copper fitting on the sweat side.

      Answered on 1/3/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • ProPEX LF Brass Sweat Adapter, 1/2" PEX x 3/4" Copper

    Q:

    with these products, all I need is the expander,,, there is no lock ring required?
    Asked on 6/9/2011 by steve from barrie, ontario

    1 answer

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      A:

      No, you would need a 1/2" ProPEX expander ring.

      Answered on 6/9/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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