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Old 09-19-2019, 01:14 AM   #1
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So today I came across this job where I had to help another guy from our shop with finding a leak. I found the leak alright. It was BOTH HOT AND COLD sides on the top side of the propress ballvalves that had not been crimped. The lady said that she had not had that work done and she had lived there for 3 years.

So here is my question. Does anyone know anything about this type of propress fitting that is on the 90 and coupling in the picture? All I have ever dealt with is the type like the ballvalves where there is metal on both sides of the O-ring. I think I have seen a random one of those weird ones where the O-ring is all the way out at the end. Can you use the normal crimper with that type of press fitting?

Any input on those fittings would be great, thanks.

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Odd looking fittings..........
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First time for me, not even the ones for HVAC have that weird looking.

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looks like defective fittings, they probably got them cheap and tried to use them...the china special...
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I was right..made in china, but for other countries and also made in stainless fittings...probably need a different pro press tool..


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That kind of looks like this fitting I saw today. Sorry for the bad picture. One side of the 90 has copper and the other has cpvc. I think it might be a shark bite type fitting.
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Could be oversees fittings.

Take a look at this video :

https://www.geberit.co.uk/products/p...pper-fittings/
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Does anyone know anything about this type of propress fitting that is on the 90 and coupling in the picture?

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I was right..made in china



EPC stamped on the fittings is elkhart, made in usa. Likely the oring being at the end was because of a design patent on standard propress fitting designs. I would guess at some point they were able to get a license to produce the standard design.










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EPC stamped on the fittings is elkhart, made in usa. Likely the oring being at the end was because of a design patent on standard propress fitting designs. I would guess at some point they were able to get a license to produce the standard design.










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Sounds like what I had in mind. Some sort of old alternative press style, no longer in use.

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