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Wirenut
Wirenut Member Posts: 9
Can press fittings be used on near boiler piping

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,569
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    Oh yes!
    Not a good idea for steam naturally...
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,529
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    Press both Viega pro press (copper) and Mega Press (steel) are approved for LP steam under 15 psi. Most on this forum frown on both especially the copper for steam
  • Wirenut
    Wirenut Member Posts: 9
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    OK thanks
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 905
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    I would use these when I needed a quick fix with the customers understanding that I would return when the system could be shut down to "do the job right". My 2 cents.
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,543
    edited March 2021
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    Absolutely... :)
    The first joint i pressed close to a boiler was 40 years ago near Frankfurt Germany..I was about 16 at the time.
    I think the first manufacturer of a black pipe press was a Mannesmann system which we used on both residential and Large commercial Jobs.
    These systems are still up and running..
    BTW...So much for Viegas claim that they were the first introduce pressable fittings,they were not !
    Of course the old timers and the Trade Unions did not like the system at first, but given some time you could pry it from their "Cold Dead Hands".
    A lot of Oxy-acetylene torches,treading equipment and Hemp got put to rest and making your bends by filling the pipe with sand techniques also started to get retired.
    With Viega's 50 warranty on the joints against leaks we Press about 95% of our joints.
    Viega also has a high temperature O-ring...However,be Careful with Solar and other high temperature applications! :|
    Richard.

    ethicalpaul
  • sunlight33
    sunlight33 Member Posts: 378
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    Need FKM o-ring, not the EPDM type.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,529
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    Well I guess we are about 20 years into the Viega 50 year warranty so time will tell!!
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,160
    edited March 2021
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    Well I guess we are about 20 years into the Viega 50 year warranty so time will tell!!
    I always wonder what will happen after the 50 years are up!  Let’s hope there’s a 2-1 safety factor!  :D
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,147
    edited March 2021
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    PC7060 said:



    Well I guess we are about 20 years into the Viega 50 year warranty so time will tell!!



    I always wonder what will happen after the 50 years are up!  Let’s hope there’s a 2-1 safety factor!  :D
    Some of the early rubber radiant tube had a lifetime warranty.
    What does a fitting warranty cover? A new fitting or damage & repair?
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    bucksnort