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Rigid Propress Tool Recall

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Same here ME

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  • [Deleted User]
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    2-1/2\" thru 4\" jaws

    More information at 1-800-519-3456 or Techservices@rigid.com

    Seems the strap can crack under pressure, creating unsafe conditions and flying parts which may damage the operator or the operators assistants.

    They ship a restrainer and new pins for self repair.

    Work safely out there...

    ME
  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
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    But Mark

    If the tool explodes and you're blinded, you won't see the leaks.

    You don't suppose...

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  • [Deleted User]
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    Call it ESP...

    or whatever you want, but I some how knew that you'd be the first person to respond to this post Ken :-)

    And, I've not had ANY leaks with this system that I could not justify (installer error, twice)

    ME
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
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    Our company

    has bought a number of these ridgid tools and I will pass this on to our tool manager.

    We just had a demonstration Wednesday evening by the ridgid area sales rep at our annual formans dinner and there was no mention of the recall.

    They are an excellent tool and it's possible he brought it to the manager's attention before hand but I'll make sure.

    Thanks, Mark.

    Jack
  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
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    The notice

    I believe was sent out to distributors only. Ridgid has no direct way of knowing who has bought the tool/jaw to notify the end user. They are counting on the wholesalers to notify the tradesmen they sold it too.

    As of last week, Viega knew of no such incident. This is coming from Ridgid themselves. It's a relatively easy piece to install. I will post the notice from Ridgid next week. Don't have a copy of it with me.
  • Ditto Mark,

    I think the world of Ken, but is it, "here we go again?"

    Dave
  • scott markle_2
    scott markle_2 Member Posts: 611
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    Ken's contributions to previous propress threads, are a example of how opinion threatens to weaken the value of information exchange that makes the internet such a useful tool.

    Clearly opinion has it's place, not all problems have one answer, and it is useful to have our assumptions challenged and or supported, the dialog can bring clarity.

    Ken however seems bent on maligning a product that he has no hands on experience with. Why is this? He has an opinion, he believes that solder is superior, thats fine it's his opinion,But he cant stop there he needs to justify his opinion with more opinion.

    Propress fittings don't leek, they are highly reliable, yes there are potential issues with glycol and the experiences of users who have had these issues is the sort of stuff that is helpful and productive in a forum such as this.

    As a regular contributer ken should appreciate the distinction between productive dialog and useless opinion.
  • Robert O'Connor_12
    Robert O'Connor_12 Member Posts: 728
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    Pro-Press

    I just completed the new Newark Arena for the New Jersey Devil's hockey team. We used 8 Ridgid Pro-Press tools (bid this way). Every fitting in "accessible" (hee hee) locations 3" and smaller were Pro-Press without one leak (saving driver error of course). I looked upon this system with great skepticism at first and still don't believe I would use it in my own house, however I cannot deny the usefulness of this new tool. If you want to go fast and not have a leak and even squeeze a 3" valve on the fly, then I would use it.
    But I still feel more confident soldering in my personnel applications.


    http://devils.nhl.com/team/app/?service=pa...;galleryId=2798


    Robert O'Connor/NJ
  • Ed_50
    Ed_50 Member Posts: 18
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  • scott markle_2
    scott markle_2 Member Posts: 611
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    Ken thanks for re-posting my picture,The problem with your approach on this is that your venom ultimately detracts from the open exchange of information.

    If I had known how you and others would seize on this in such a negative and unproductive way I might of thought twice about suppling ammunition.

    We can benefit mutually from information exchange.This is hampered if we fear the sort of attack mentality that you seem so stuck on.
  • Jeff Elston
    Jeff Elston Member Posts: 289
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    what

    never had a solider leak Ken?

    Ken do you have any pics of your work to owww and ahh us?

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  • Ken_40
    Ken_40 Member Posts: 1,320
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    Me thinks

    Thou doest protest too much...

    Never pause to contemplate, always sell.

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  • Jeff Elston
    Jeff Elston Member Posts: 289
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    Relation

    I live for a period in Montgomery Center VT. I worked for Cambridge Mech. You sure I can't relate. This your Back yard No?

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  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
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    Ken ,*~/:)

    Terse reply.

    :)
  • Glenn Sossin_2
    Glenn Sossin_2 Member Posts: 592
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    Notice

    This is a copy of the documentation we received. Every wholesaler that sells ProPress should have this and be in contact with the customers that bought these products.
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