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  • paul_02blue
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    Ridgid is offering a Free 18V Drill if you purchases a MegaPress

    I just wanted to make sure you guys know about the promotion Ridgid is offering for the MegaPress. If you purchase a MegaPress kit Ridgid is running a promotion where they will send you a free 18V Ridgid drill. It says the promotion runs for sales invoiced from May 2012 - December of 2012.

    Just wanted to make sure everyone knew about it, we just found out.

    Link to our page with a link at the bottom for the Ridgid promotion form.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    i know they have propress style jaws for crimping the wires and shears for the wires. i was at a job out of state and the electrician was cutting all the big wires with the shears and a propress style gun.

    rick.

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  • Alphacowboy
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    Originally posted by btwlzyq
    Rick, Can you tell me.....
    How about Propress and fittings f electrical steel conduit?
    funny, I asked this as well. I'm not an electrician, but I would think it would be freaking slick for this purpose. Plus, you put an o-ring in there and then they are sealed up and water tight, well atleast until you get to the box...

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  • Plumbus
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    not sure how many reps on the west coast have the mega press jaws right now and what supply houses actually stock the fittings. the east coast was first in line and we west coasters get what's left. give it a little time for it to soak in here before you get head over heals and no supply chain.

    rick.
    Not planning on jumping on the band wagon just yet. Got to get some close up info first. Plus, if I can educate the inspectors at the same time, all the better. The thought of giving up threading brings mixed feelings. Good riddance to the oil and shavings mess. But, like a lot of people on this forum, I learned to thread by hand with threaders that were old and warn in when I first touched them. When I was little (under 10), I used to love watching the threader spin around and around like a propeller when it was being unthreaded. Next best thing to playing with the lead pot.

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  • Gettinit
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    If I would ever consider getting one (highly doubt it) I would make sure they understand it is a temporary repair. I know, I sound like some old crotchety man griping...

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    not sure how many reps on the west coast have the mega press jaws right now and what supply houses actually stock the fittings. the east coast was first in line and we west coasters get what's left. give it a little time for it to soak in here before you get head over heals and no supply chain.

    rick.

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  • Plumbus
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    I like being a little more pro active than that, Rick. I'm going to get my local Ridgid rep to demonstrate this system at our next show and tell lunch for local inspectors. We usually get a few San Francisco inspectors at these meetings, which makes for entertaining and informative theater.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    Originally posted by Matt T Service and Repair View Post
    hey rick some inspectors are gona be extremely uncomfortable about this in our area dont you think? i mean i had a inspector pull me aside on a pex job i did (homeowner specifically asked for pex) but he was really uneasy about the uponor wrisbo expansion system..... which i think is the best next to the viega system... but anyways change SCARES people..... i mean i also had borrowed a buddies press gun to try it out and used it on a inspected WH and pressed on a ball valve and what not and the inspector during final said something about it...
    matt, i remember the very first job i used csst for a gas oven on a remodel. i spoke to the inspector in advance and had the installation manual/ standards with me. basically he just needed a little education on the product so he knew what he was looking at.

    i think at first it will take some time for the inspectors to get familiar with the product and standards. until that happens, we will just have to baby sit them

    rick.

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  • HVAC HAWK
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    we had the viega reps come out to show us how it works and the job we were going to use it on they contacted the inspector and showed him all the papers of approval and he said ok about it .

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  • Matt T Service and Repair
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    hey rick some inspectors are gona be extremely uncomfortable about this in our area dont you think? i mean i had a inspector pull me aside on a pex job i did (homeowner specifically asked for pex) but he was really uneasy about the uponor wrisbo expansion system..... which i think is the best next to the viega system... but anyways change SCARES people..... i mean i also had borrowed a buddies press gun to try it out and used it on a inspected WH and pressed on a ball valve and what not and the inspector during final said something about it...

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  • ArizonaPlumber
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    Originally posted by Plumbingbyjay View Post
    I have been waiting for years for this to hit here. I just found out that it is only available in New Hampshire and east coast areas. I have been trying to track down the cost for the Jaws and am dying to purchase some fittings. I am READY!!!. Unfortunately, it will not launch in Texas until June, which means December, then the supply houses will fret and whine for a few months. So maybe this time next year, I can buy it local. I am looking for a Smuggler in one of the areas that has it. Any takers???? I have one fitting already, Want to buy my old ridgid 300?
    If I really wanted one, I'd unload my truck and hit the road. You need a vacation anyway.
    According to Yahoo Maps its only: 1813.33 miles — Time: 28:05 h from Dallas, Tx., to Concord New Hampshire.
    I only drove from Phx to LA when I bought my ProPress some 12 or 13 years ago. But I really wanted it. Loaded my truck with about $20k in fittings, and never regretted it.

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  • HVAC HAWK
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    we now have the mega press jaws and we are doing a large gas job on a roof , im not the one doing it but they say it is nice ,
    they are having a problem getting some reducing tees

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  • Will Rogers Plumbing
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    So there making propress for black steel now? Sounds like a terrible idea too me....

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  • Alphacowboy
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    How about Propress and fittings for electrical steel conduit? Rick, Any idea if they have or are planning to dive into that market? Be pretty slick I would think.

    Matt

    PS, your inbox is full Rick.

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  • RDT
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    Re: new mega press jaws for steel piping

    Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
    My guess is they would not sell the jaws individually and one would have to pay upwards of $2,000 for a full set that you would never use they most expensive larger sizes.

    They make jaws and rings to go 2.5" - 4"?
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    Dirty Hands- MegaPress jaws are available for sizes 1/2, 3/4, and 1". Rings are available for 1 1/4", 1 1/2", and 2". They can be purchsed in a kit along with prep tools and actuator, or if you prefer, you can purchase each individually.

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