The pioneer of press fittings, Viega’s ProPress fittings have provided a strong alternative to traditional connections since their introduction in 1989 and now see over a million installations a day. Available in hundreds of configurations and sizes ranging from ½” to 4” ProPress fittings are suitable for potable water, hot and cold water, heating, gas, solar, fire protection, and many more systems. Virtually any commercial, industrial, and residential applications have a use for ProPress fittings. The versatility of these fittings is just one of the advantages that differentiates them from the traditional methods of connecting pipe.
Speed and Simplicity
Creating a ProPress connection is simple and quick. Taking less than 30 seconds of preparation and between 4 to 7 seconds of pressing, these fittings have saved countless hours of work worldwide. Just deburr the pipe (to protect the fitting’s internal o-ring), slide the fitting on, mark the pipe to ensure you keep it in place, and press. Unlike soldering, ProPress fittings do not need a completely cleaned pipe to work. The force of the press creates a strong seal regardless.
Wet System Safe
Another advantage over soldering, ProPress fittings can be installed without having to drain and dry the system beforehand. This not only saves the trouble of draining every single drop of water out of the pipes, but minimizes the system’s downtime. Residents will get their water back much faster when the system doesn’t need a clearing period before the work even starts.
The ProPress system uses just one power tool that provides greater maneuverability than soldering. No bucket of additional tools and accessories, no working an open flame in tight spaces, and even no need for cleaning products. Just one power tool, a deburring tool, and fittings to make a connection on virtually any pipe, no matter its location.
By automatizing almost every step in the process, ProPress fittings consistently create uniform, clean, and reliable joints. Even the best trained plumber will make mistakes; the ProPress system removes that possibility and provides connections you can count on day in and day out.
Only Viega ProPress fittings come with Smart Connect to ensure the fitting is properly sealed every time. A small green, yellow, or white dot located on the ring of each connection port is pressed away during a complete sealing process. If there is an attempt at pressing the fitting in place but the dot is still present the connection has not been made and should be redone. While the ProPress system is one of the most consistently reliable fittings on the market, the Smart Connect feature provides additional peace of mind.
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