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Check O-ring before you press

sunlight33
sunlight33 Member Posts: 311
Was about to install this fitting today then realized a section of the o-ring is missing.

STEVEusaPAAlan (California Radiant) Forbes

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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 1,989

    Was about to install this fitting today then realized a section of the o-ring is missing.

    Viega?
  • sunlight33
    sunlight33 Member Posts: 311
    Yep, first time happened to me.
  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 363
    Before I press? Yes! AND....at the supply house sales counter, TOO!
    Thanks very much for the "heads up" sunlight33.
  • Ctoilman
    Ctoilman Member Posts: 63
    Wow!
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 9,014
    I guess they don't charge enough for the fittings :)

    I'll stick with my torch
    Larry Weingarten
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,049

    Was about to install this fitting today then realized a section of the o-ring is missing.

    Never.. in all the 40 plus years that we have been pressing have we ever encounter this!
    Question: Are you "Dryfitting" ?
    Viega would want to know about this !
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,786
    Super sized leak path😂
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,295
    I have had a press-fitting without the "O" ring A few years ago. Ever since then I always check.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 3,721
    It happens. We have all seen plenty of defective pvc, copper and black fittings.
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,175

    Was about to install this fitting today then realized a section of the o-ring is missing.

    Never.. in all the 40 plus years that we have been pressing have we ever encounter this!
    Question: Are you "Dryfitting" ?
    Viega would want to know about this !
    Viega invented ProPress in 1989, what were you pressing before that? We don't even press much but I see torn or missing o-rings almost monthly. It's habit to check every fitting now
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,049
    GroundUp said:

    Was about to install this fitting today then realized a section of the o-ring is missing.

    Never.. in all the 40 plus years that we have been pressing have we ever encounter this!
    Question: Are you "Dryfitting" ?
    Viega would want to know about this !
    Viega invented ProPress in 1989, what were you pressing before that? We don't even press much but I see torn or missing o-rings almost monthly. It's habit to check every fitting now
    Yes the year was approx.1981 ...While in my trade as a pipe fitter in Bad Homburg v.d.h near Frankfurt Germany we started using a pressable fitting made by Mannesman ..
    Sooo..... NO ....Viega did not Invent Pressable fittings.. :/
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