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Old 10/11/11, 3:42 PM
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Default Solderless Crimped Copper Pipe Fittings

I can't say I've ever seen these before. Just thought I'd share...
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Old 10/11/11, 4:11 PM
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I've seen an entire in floor heating system plumbed with them.



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Default Re: Solderless Crimped Copper Pipe Fittings

I see them, typically for repairs.
They are called shark bites around here.
http://www.cashacme.com/prod_sharkbite.php
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Old 10/11/11, 5:11 PM
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http://curaflo.com/
I see nobody actually watched the video... http://youtu.be/bKtf68Gl3h0
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They are not shark bites.

They are a crimped fitting.

http://www.customkraft.com/equipment...20ProPress.pdf



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I've seen the epoxy lininig system. Most common in my area is Ace DuraFlo. However, I've never seen it used on copper piping, nor have I seen the crimped fittings. Thanks for the link Mike.



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I've seen the solder-less fittings and for a short time I saw them here at Home Depot. They didn't sell well I guess and now they sell the shark bites.



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Those fittings are made by Viega. They use an o-ring. The crimp is applied by a special tool that is purchased from Ridgid or a few others.

My company has utilized this sytem since 2001. Not exactly new technology.

In my fine state of IL, home inspectors are not allowed to inspect plumbing. Licensed plumbers and or Certified plumbing inspectors are the only folks allowed to inspect plumbing.

As evidence on this BBS shows, home inspectors do not posess enough plumbing knowledge to know whether a plumbing system is code compliant or not.

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that is called a pro press fitting

by vega the fittings are made by nibco

the tool by ridge tool co.
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As evidence on this BBS shows, home inspectors do not posess enough plumbing knowledge to know whether a plumbing system is code compliant or not.
But plumbers are qualified to make framing 'adjustments'...

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Those fittings are made by Viega. They use an o-ring. The crimp is applied by a special tool that is purchased from Ridgid or a few others.

My company has utilized this sytem since 2001. Not exactly new technology.

In my fine state of IL, home inspectors are not allowed to inspect plumbing. Licensed plumbers and or Certified plumbing inspectors are the only folks allowed to inspect plumbing.

As evidence on this BBS shows, home inspectors do not posess enough plumbing knowledge to know whether a plumbing system is code compliant or not.

I have enjoyed reading the threads in this section. Unwitting comic relief is the best kind.

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In my fine state of IL, home inspectors are not allowed to inspect plumbing. Licensed plumbers and or Certified plumbing inspectors are the only folks allowed to inspect plumbing. Wrong

As evidence on this BBS shows, home inspectors do not posess enough plumbing knowledge to know whether a plumbing system is code compliant or not.
Home inspectors do not inspect according to code (bare minimum). We inspect to Best Practice, big difference.

Also, all plumbers, like home inspectors, are not created equal.

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