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  • #31
    Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

    Just did some looking around for the adapter fittings because how could they be sold out, plus a fair price and found these.
    http://www.northstate.com/ridgid/ind...tml&lang=en-us

    The link wont work because you have to enter the store but when you do just search propress
    Last edited by Cuda; 12-22-2009, 06:43 PM.
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    • #32
      Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

      im doing a solar job now and it took me 3 days to pipe out the drain down tank with me soldering the pipes
      if we had a propress i would have had it done in 1/2 the time
      but my boss also does not like the way the fittings look after they are crimped ,and when you have pipes exposed he is picky

      but i will keep telling him i want one and he will see why i want one FAST FAST FAST
      Charlie

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      • #33
        Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

        Charlie, once you get a propress, you're now obsolete. Anybody could press copper. How long would that solar job taken somebody else who's less experienced?
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #34
          Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

          Originally posted by Cuda View Post
          For some reason the viega pex to copper adapters are harder to come by now. Grainger closed out some I bought them then pexsupply stopped having them. I don't know if it is because of the new viega fittings with the band already on them or what but I prefer the old fittings.

          I haven't had a problem getting them. Ferguson always has them, so does my other supplier (Goodin). It sure makes life sweet when you can cut the copper, press on the adapter and then take off with Viega pex, love it. My solder kit is getting lonely.
          I was a little ticked when Viega put the sleeves on and color coded them, I also liked the old way. I called them. I said wtf, do you think I can't tell what size they are without having the stupid little color coded plastic thingy? But I'm already used to the new ones, they're fine.

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          • #35
            Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

            do not use the knock off press fitts. you have a jaw or burr problem. if your tubing cutter is beat, its leaving a burr that will cut the oring. some plumber her did a job with 3000 press fittings. he bought the nibco fitts and when he turned it on, he had 300 leaks. i have never had a viega fitting leak. and if a viega fitting leaks, its backed by a 50 year warranty. talk to the local viega rep, not the suplly house and they will help you out

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            • #36
              Re: Leaking Pressed Fittings

              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
              Charlie, once you get a propress, you're now obsolete. Anybody could press copper. How long would that solar job taken somebody else who's less experienced?
              its just pipe fitting nothing special
              Charlie

              My seek the peek fundraiser page
              http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


              http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

              new work pictures 12/09
              http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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