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Pro-press is pretty damn awesome

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by Anita sannich, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    have any of you guys worked with the pro press system for gas piping and water systems??
     
  2. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Yes I've used a lot of the copper stuff, and both my current and former employers used mega press gas fittings.

    It's good
     
  3. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Water yes
    Gas no
    Same system
    Soon coming to refrigeration

    Welcome to The future
     
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  4. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    On the iron pipe fittings you have to watch out if they are gas rated or steam rated. Our installers put a bunch of fittings in without the yellow stickers. They even called the wholesaler and verified they were for gas.

    Inspector failed them and so ALL fittings had to be cut out, and many couplings added in.
    I heard that the Wholesaler ate the parts and the labor bill
     
  5. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    ouch
     
  6. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Ouch

    Someone's Butt hurts
     
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  7. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Fkn Goodin Co ?
     
  8. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Heard about it second hand. But that sounds right.
     
  9. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    been using propress for years, good stuff. 20151013_132818.jpg
     
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  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    They are a poor excuse for a wholesaler. Much like WA Roosevelt.
     
  11. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    how long has pro-press been around?
     
  12. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    The first time I saw it was maybe 10 years ago.
     
  13. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    the test of time is still underway
     
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  14. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    I'm curious if these are worth a sh#t
     

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  15. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I am curious how the propress fittings for gas pipe will work when the pipe is outside and starts to rust.
     
  16. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    if you are referring to the battery powered press tool, we have those. they work great up to I think inch and a quarter. guys love them as they are compact, lightweight and fit in tighter spaces
     
  17. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    Yep, now it's Dakota Supply Group
     
  18. knave

    knave Undeterred

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    I didn't know they made a 12v version. The 18v one works really good.
     
  19. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    rust shouldn't effect the clamping power of the fitting. once it is clamped its there. my bigger concern is the o ring longevity.
     
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  20. Anita sannich

    Anita sannich Exceptionally average

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    The brand, are they any good?