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Megapress fittings

SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
So I have been tasked with running a new steam main and all of the corresponding run outs to the rads..

I haven’t been there yet but I’ve been told that the pipes coming down have all been sawzalled nearish the floor joists.

Do they make reducing megapress elbows? I doubt they make eccentric bushing..

My other option would be to really start from scratch and start from the rad and work my way down


    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,061
    Why would they have cut them off.....thinking of more head room?
    Megapress is good for steam?
    I think the dead men piped from the main up.....no unions.
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,177
    I’d start from scratch, BUT that’s me, no mega press for me.
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  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,692
    Can’t you couple on, the floor above? If they chopped the pipe too tight it’s not your fault
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  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
    I've used a welder for that. I understand some contractors cut them off flush so the system can be salvaged easily so they can sell them a new system
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  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    The company’s thought is to just use the mega press to get out of the joist and use black iron for the rest
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,519
    if they cut them flush you may have trouble getting the gun on straight without hitting the next floor joist. It's rated for lp steam. no reducing ells, no eccentrics ....couplings and elbows and not much more.

    If there's union on the rads maybe you can break the unions and let them drop go downstairs and press a coupling on......if you have trouble getting the gun on that is
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
    When I learned about the job, the guy who told me about it said that he cut the pipes. And he assumed he would be the one going back.. so I think that he cut them with enough room to work on them.. we hope!

    It got pushed back til around Labor Day