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    does your Pro Press do this its a 1/2" fitting and it does it on every size up to 2 "

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    Charlie

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    Re: Hanging Chad

    Rick...................

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    • #3
      Re: Hanging Chad

      it does, but not near as bad.

      as you know each jaw is hand fine tuned and polished. each one is tested and documented.

      i would have to compare my 1/2'' crimps to your photos and see the results.

      have you used the scotchbrite pad to clean out any buildup in the jaws?

      the joints are water tight, correct

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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        Re: Hanging Chad

        Looks hideous....Almost looks like the wrong jaws are being used
        ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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        • #5
          Re: Hanging Chad

          Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
          does your Pro Press do this its a 1/2" fitting and it does it on every size up to 2 "

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          Mine does EXACTLY the same thing 3/4" - 2". Some jaws seem to be worse than others. I've actually gotten some decent size scratches on my hands and arms from these protruding shims when I'm working nearby and reaching over the pipe or fitting. I never thought about it, but maybe this is a warranty issue. After all Ridgid isn't bashful about charging for the device.
          Time flies like an arrow.

          Fruit flies like a banana.

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          • #6
            Re: Hanging Chad

            actually ridgid was thinking about us plumbers with this feature.

            they accomplished 2 of the 3 plumbers rules and actually improved on them.

            since we were always told not to chew our fingernails, they designed a nail scraper built into the pressed fitting

            and the old rule of paydays on friday, has been drastically improved.

            every time i use my propress or any other ridgid tool, it's payday

            now if they could only make pooh go uphill

            charlie, i'll try doing some test with different jaws and fitting brands.

            is 1/2'' the worse. what machine are you using? the 210 or 330 using the jaws or swivel rings?

            just for you charlie

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Hanging Chad

              Built-in press indicator for low visibility areas?
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Hanging Chad

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                charlie, i'll try doing some test with different jaws and fitting brands.

                is 1/2'' the worse. what machine are you using? the 210 or 330 using the jaws or swivel rings?

                just for you charlie

                rick.
                this is the 2nd time using the 210 and pressed about 80 joints with it ,it did it the first and the same all the time . i just run a file over it and hope mot to forget so no one gets cut from it

                yes it is water tight never had a leak yet

                i have not used the 1/2 with the 330 yet but it does it with all the jaws i have used with the 330
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Hanging Chad

                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                  it does, but not near as bad.

                  as you know each jaw is hand fine tuned and polished. each one is tested and documented.

                  i would have to compare my 1/2'' crimps to your photos and see the results.

                  have you used the scotchbrite pad to clean out any buildup in the jaws?
                  no not yet i only crimped about 80 joints with it and it is very clean

                  the joints are water tight, correct
                  of course its a Pro Press with Viega fittings
                  rick.
                  i just want to make sure there is nothing wrong with it but if it happens with all my jaws then thats the way it is
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Hanging Chad

                    Ours does it too

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hanging Chad

                      thanks every one

                      i just have to make sure i dont get cut on one now
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Hanging Chad

                        Your Propress Jaws probably need cleaning. With regular use, it is common for jaws to develop a buildup of fitting material near the jaw tips. Therefore, Jaws should be regularly inspected and cleaned. I have attached a copy of the procedure for your reference.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Hanging Chad

                          What's the safe distance for soldering a joint next to a propress joint?
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                          • #14
                            Re: Hanging Chad

                            steve, typically i solder first, then press the joint.

                            if not, then you need to keep the o-ring cool enough with a cold spray or damp rag. not sure if there is a given distance.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hanging Chad

                              Originally posted by RDT View Post
                              Your Propress Jaws probably need cleaning. With regular use, it is common for jaws to develop a buildup of fitting material near the jaw tips. Therefore, Jaws should be regularly inspected and cleaned. I have attached a copy of the procedure for your reference.
                              the tool is new and may have only 15 joints with it ,it did it on all heads from day one
                              thanks for your response
                              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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