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4" Sharkbite?

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I had no idea they made them this large. This is for installation at a major manufacturing facility.


8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,828
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    I hope that is a drain.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,153
    edited August 2022
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    I had no idea they made them this large. This is for installation at a major manufacturing facility.

    I did not know that they manufactured "Majors". I thought they were promoted from "Captain"

    Shows how much I know!

    But this is probably off topic

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    CLamb
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,828
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    or rf
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,327
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    I think it is a 4" Viega press fitting.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    GGrossPC7060
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,710
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    I agree with @hot_rod. looks like 4" P press to me. Probably worth over $200 by now haven't bought any in a few years and don't want to.
    GGross
  • 109A_5
    109A_5 Member Posts: 1,387
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    National - U.S. Gas Boiler 45+ Years Old
    Steam 300 SQ. FT. - EDR 347
    One Pipe System
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 863
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    We use them all the time. I agree they are not cheap, but neither is the labor required for soldering a four inch copper tee (plus the solder, flux, acetylene, sand cloth, etc.)
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    That makes sense, but I thought those teeth made it non-removable.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • ScottSecor
    ScottSecor Member Posts: 863
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    @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes I assume your referring to the Viega Pro Press tee. Yes the shiny "grippers" can make it difficult to get a piece of tubing out of the fitting, but not impossible. Also, we are careful to remove any burrs on the end of the tubing.
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,710
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    As I recall the 4" PP fit sloppy, and nothing grabs until you pinch it. Unless my memory is shot
  • pedmec
    pedmec Member Posts: 994
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    I don't think its a Viega as they put a green dots on there fittings. Could be Apollo propress. this is all we do, its just to fast not to use and pretty much seals every time.