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    has anyone had any experiences on how close you can propress a fitting next to a sweat joint

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    Re: propress to sweat joint

    can you solder the joint first? if so just remove the o-ring first.

    if you need to press it first, then keep the o-ring and socket cool.

    are you asking how close you can press to a soldered joint? i know there is a table that shows how close you can crimp on back to back fittings. this all depends on the joint size.

    clarify and i'll try to answer.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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      Re: propress to sweat joint

      i am cutting in an 1 1/2" tee next to a 90. the old gate doesn't hold good enough to solder. i cant shut the water off (healthcare facility). i am pretty tight on space, so i was wondering how close i could safely put the tee next to the elbow.

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      • #4
        Re: propress to sweat joint

        there is a little crushing/ deforming that goes on with pressing. more so in the 2'' than the 1.5''. i would try to keep at least 1.5'' away from the soldered joint with the leading edge of the fitting.

        you are not soldering, so i'm not worried about the o-ring, it's the deforming that i would be a little concerned about with the soldered joint.

        there is a propress table that tells you how close you can put 2 propress fitting from eachother, but it doesn't apply to a soldered and propress fitting.

        this would be a good one for the tech staff at ridgid if you can get them to respond or call them. myself, i would keep it as far as you can.

        what would that distance be?

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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