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Nibco Press

singh
singh Member Posts: 866
Thanks for the input, everyone.

I forgot about the green dot.

But I think I'll give a few of them a try.

Which press valves do you guys prefer?
I dont care for Viega, and use Jomar valves. How are the Nibco's?

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  • singh
    singh Member Posts: 866
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    One of my suppliers is taking on Nibco press fittings.

    Which is great for me, I currently use Viega PP fittings available from
    two other suppliers, and now I'll have access to more press fittings.

    As I understand my jaws from REMS are interchangable, and approved for Nibco and Viega.

    Just wondering if any one used Nibco yet, and can compare the two.

    And by the way, I am happy with press fittings, and aware of the issues, so please let's not make this a 400 count thread bashing press fittings.

    Thank You.

    Devan



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  • Ed_50
    Ed_50 Member Posts: 18
    I've used some........

    ..... 1.5" Nibco because there were no Viega dealers where I was working and the qualitry of the Nibco was good enough that I would have no problem using them again. I'm a Viega guy first, though since I have never had any issues with Viega in the five years of use.

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  • Leo G_101
    Leo G_101 Member Posts: 87
    Devan,

    The Nibco press system is in my opinion just as good as Viega's.
    The added comfort may be to you that as far as I can ascertain, all their product is made in the States.

    Leo G

    PS - did you ever receive that e-mail I sent to you regarding the Thermolec boiler servicing?
  • Steve Ebels_3
    Steve Ebels_3 Member Posts: 1,291
    Anymore

    I wind up with about 1/2 Nibco and 1/2 Viega on a given job do to poor representation in my area. (no sticking ProPress dist within 60 miles) No apparent differences and I'm just as confident with them as Viega.
  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
    There is a difference

    The viega fittings are actually designed to leak. The idea being, when you pressurize the system, if there is a fitting not pressed, you will be able to spot it right away.

    The Nibco fittings, while they look just like the Viega fittings, if pressurized without being pressed, may actually hold pressure.

    The large diameter Nibco fittings will not work with the XL or the XLC jaws. If you use these fittings, you will need their jaws, actuator and press tool.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    Glenn.....

    Ahh, the "green dot" fittings.

    Viega fittings with the green dot will seep at 5 psi. How important is this?

    Honestly, I think it makes a big difference, after getting shot up the back with 160° boiler water when I kicked a fitting I forgot to press....that was holding 20+ psi for a couple of days!

    I haven't had any supply problems with Viega fittings, and don't know if any of our suppliers even carry the Nibco fittings...but I'll attest to the "green dot" theory. Chris
  • singh
    singh Member Posts: 866
    Leo

    Thanks for the input.

    Yes, thanks so much for the Thermolec info. I replaced the contactor,
    and the upgraded solid state relays. No problems, and quieter when the boiler
    snaps on.

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