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    Niceeee

  2. #15
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    Propress is made for restaurants who will fold in 10 years and it wont matter is the O-rings deteriorate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapperhead View Post
    Propress is made for restaurants who will fold in 10 years and it wont matter is the O-rings deteriorate
    Hyperbole. I do agree that solder joints are the best route but Viega states they will last 50 years. I know that isnt lifetime but isnt that comparable to PEX? Which every plumber uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    ...but Viega states they will last 50 years...
    They started with plastic pipe IIRC back in the late 70's/early 80's. Whole developments had to rip out domestic water lines. Companies and contractors went bankrupt and homeowners were left holding the bag.
    Then in the 90's same thing with radiant piping (can't remember manufacturer)-and another complete tear-out.
    50 years is nothing, compared to copper and soldered joints.

    I have no desire to use propress, the new sharkbites for dummies. Soon as the tools/fittings get a little cheaper (aka made by Harbor Freight), every homeowner will be taking a crack at using them.

    Yes they do have their good use cases. Doing a job faster, cheaper (less labor-maybe), cleaner. No fire/fire watch. Quick change out on leaking pipe/valve. Used for gas lines instead of threading, etc.

    But 50 years (doubt they last that long) from now (I'll be gone) but I don't want someone ripping out my job saying "Another 'hack' job with pressed fittings. We're making so much money ripping these out."

    In all my years I've seen very old copper, never once seen a proper joint separate, usually it's the pipe.
    Uh...Google it yourself!

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    I resisted the propress movement for as long as I could, I was always old school about the new fangled stuff, then I had to install a boiler for a buddy of mines pool house so I figured I would try the propress fittings out. It sure saved a lot of time and is pretty cool also, hopefully I'll be room temperature before the fittings start to leak and I could care less what they say about me
    If you dont stand behind our troops, please feel free...........to stand in front of them.

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    ProPress all the way.

    the torch and Rigid 600 are becoming obsolete

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    ProPress all the way.

    the torch and Rigid 600 are becoming obsolete
    I've seen a 1.5" 5psi gas line ran across a hospital roof. Using copper and PP fittings.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitz View Post
    I've seen a 1.5" 5psi gas line ran across a hospital roof. Using copper and PP fittings.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    There are PP gas fittings

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    Long live the torch...bullet proof.

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    What brand dehumidifier did you use?

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    It looks you inserted a lot of effort on this project and it did payoff.

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