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Victaulic on low-pressure steam?

Nick W
Nick W Member Posts: 200
Has anyone tried it?
Did you have to change the rubber seals to a more suitable material?

What about press-fit? In theory, press-fit copper eliminates the dangers of using copper pipe and fittings with steam.

Am I wrong?

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  • Mark Eatherton1
    Mark Eatherton1 Member Posts: 2,542
    To the best of my knowledge...

    Victaulic is NOT approved for steam service.

    ME
  • Nick W
    Nick W Member Posts: 200
    !

    Hello, Mark.
    Yeah I called them and they told me as much, altough they said it would probably would work well for a long time, they can't condone it.
    Maybe in the future.

    Imagine doing my 2" risers from a 3" header with a drill and a crescent wrench.

    I get goose bumps.


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  • Mark Eatherton1
    Mark Eatherton1 Member Posts: 2,542
    You'd be left holding the bag of liability...

    and it's a HEAVY bag...

    Maybe someday.

    ME
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    What would,

    or have, to change to allow it "someday" ME?
  • Nick W
    Nick W Member Posts: 200


    The gaskets would have to be something different than what they are now.

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  • tls_9
    tls_9 Member Posts: 89
    Steam


    Years back, Groove lok, for a very short period of time, had a gasket for low pressure steam. I believe they called it the "S" gasket. We replaced a steam main in a crawl space using this system and all went well. Shortly after, Groove lok revoked its approval for low pressure steam. Groove lok reps used to call us now and then to ask how it was working out. It’s been years since I’ve seen the job, so I can't say how it is today, but it lasted a good long time.
    Until Vic or groove lok approves their product for this application, I wouldn’t recommend it. But I do know it can work.
    t
  • Boiler Guy
    Boiler Guy Member Posts: 585
    Easy to repair

    It would sure make the piping esay to repair. I do know they have special high temperature gaskets rated for 240*.
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