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ProPress 101.....*~/:)

Weezbo
Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
Is ther some special trick to get these larger fittings to aligne ,no ..Stay aligned properly? I am going to send some pictures of these fittings with a sheet rock screw in one side of the fitting and a 3/8ths Lag bolt stuck inside the fitting between the 3"L and the Brass 90...this stuff is is extremely dissapointing...all my 3" "T's"that i sweat in with siverbrite are CLEAN the 3X2 propress are some sad Looking arrangement. there must be some kind of trick ...or other tool to bring these sloppy looking fittings into flying in the right formation...any clues?

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
    On the larger stuff,

    I've found that staggering the tool 180°, from top to bottom(or visa-versa) seems to pull them equally . This is great, if you've got the room.

    We did this after finding the same results you have. It seemed to straighten things out pretty well. I don't have any pictures of the job on this computer, but ...if Mr. Milne would be so kind as to post a shot of the MFD, you'll see the first big propress job we ever did.(actually, the first job, period). Chris
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    Mr.Milne do you have a min?

    I'm Struggilin....as spendy as this Pro press is...i am in need of some spiritual guidance...not that i wish for you to help me move a 8 sectional boiler type spirtual guidance...what i need here is some reliable info and example of keeping my work in alignement...i am a nit pickky sorta dude and when the propress can pick a huff huff grunt struggle pump up off the ground i gotta think i am wrong in my application or the tool is designed to knock things out of alignement left right center and hold...
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    ok i tried the double squeesing at 180¡ã and that....

    Dosent seem ta do a Blasted Thing to it!:))) and the ones that we installed that were tried everywhich way but sunday aint much better:))))id hate to propress a 4" to a large boiler and have it pick it up of the ground at some weird angle of the dangle....just wouldnt LOOK Pro fessional:))) my buddy shimmed the pump...a huge circulator...end suction ...gert motor...
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    weezbo

    Chris knows more about this than I do, since he has used the tool more than I. We have found that on the larger fittings they tend to pull to one side and it works well to squeeze on one side and then when doing the other end of the fitting squeeze from the opposite side.

    Heres the job Chris was talking about.

    Scott

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  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    wow.

  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    mr milne my original messagge was foiled...

    this is the last time i use the propress,my inability to keep the larger fittings in alignement has thouroughly disgusted me withe the whole thing. the fittings on the smaller fittings 2"< look "Passable"however my skills are already developed and my eye trained to slightly different level of expectation...will post new pics when we have a bit more done The electric has to come away it looks ugly...we havent fully swamped the room out. our next one will look sooooo much different.
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    I just had a birthday

    So PLEASE stop calling me Mr. Milne :)

    I am a little sensitive right know, hey wheel me over to the fireplace, its cold in here.

    Old Man Milne

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  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    :)

    i bet those wheels are smokin:) we have the water test on our work last night ..one thing is there were no leaks:) so propress has some value:) all the smaller pipe is acceptable we chopped away 5 3"90's and a 3"T spendy learning curve ....
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