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    Had Ridgid and Viega demonstrate the MegaPressG system today in front of a room full of inspectors. My specific interest is for using their system instead of threading and screwing black pipe for natural and LP gas. We even got the San Francisco inspectors to agree that with the proper documentation they would pass such an install. I was impressed enough to ask for quotes from my suppliers on a machine w/attachments. Only problem is they just introduced this product and these aren't any fittings in the supply chain yet.

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    Re: Dog and Pony show

    I looked into the install kit. Runs around $2500.00 by itself.

    MegaPress Jaws & Rings - RIDGID Professional Tools

    Free drill.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...BNFmq8d4hdT3Cw

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      it's out east right now. that's where it was introduce first will all the heating they use.

      should be able to transfer some materials from there.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
        it's out east right now. that's where it was introduce first will all the heating they use.

        should be able to transfer some materials from there.

        rick.
        The Viega guy said they are making a million fittings a day in Germany. So, it shouldn't be too long before stock levels get to the point of critical mass. Looking forward to retiring my threaders. When we switched to butt fusion for underground gas, we never looked back. I got a feeling this will be the same.

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          we had it at the place i worked in PA and i loved it well worth the cost for the fitting
          Charlie

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          • #6
            Re: Dog and Pony show

            My supply houses around here have the fittings in stock as of last month.
            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
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            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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              Re: Dog and Pony show

              Thanks Ratz, but my Viega rep says Ferguson is stocking everything in my area.

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                Re: Dog and Pony show

                Mega Press G system has been available here in NY for about a year now. FW Webb stocks them up to 2". Just got certified by Viega about a month ago. I haven't use them in the field though. The guys love them, some fuel oil company's are using them on tank replacements. Our three local Utilities have all approved them for use and have provided letters of compliance stating so. Here the inspector has no say over the gas installation, the utilities each have there own process for inspection. No license required for gas, any idiot can pipe his own gas as long as it passes the utilities testing procedure.
                WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
                ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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