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Cerro Press Tube

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hot_rod
hot_rod Member Posts: 22,258
has anyone seen this on the shelves yet? Looks like a nice timesaver and eliminates 1 crimp per length.
Bob "hot rod" Rohr
trainer for Caleffi NA
Living the hydronic dream

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  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
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    Cost?

    Saves a crimp and coupling but I don't see it being cost effective. How much time does it take to crimp two joints vs one? You already have the machine in your hand
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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,258
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    depends

    on the cost of the tube. A 1-1/2" copper press coupling runs 25- 30 bucks (online prices)



    So I'd pay an extra 10- 15 more for the tube with the press end. Cleaner look, also.



    I suppose it appeals to installers running hundreds or thousands of feet of tube on jobs.



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    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,416
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    That's

    What I was thinking, who's going to stock em,

    What I would like to see is more manufactures getting on board like webstone,

    It would be nice if baseboard, zone valves, air separators to name a few things have press fittings.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,258
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    what about leak paths?

    is that a "must have"



    I see Webstone has dual o-rings but no leak feature?



    Do you use stiffners when you press onto baseboard tube?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Snowmelt
    Snowmelt Member Posts: 1,416
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    I just started to

    Just out of coriousity when did the stiffeners come out? I didn't know about them till last year?