Pipe Fusion Machine Makes Jobs More Productive

Labor-saving tool makes pipe fusion a one-man job

Pipe Fusion Machine Makes Jobs More Productive

Manny Olivares, Harvey Plumbing technician, fabricates a section of chilled-water piping for a project using the McElroy Spider 125 socket fusion device. It allows the fusion of 2- to 4-inch-diameter polypropylene pipe. (Photo courtesy of Harvey Plumbing Inc.)

When Scott Harvey opted to invest in a McElroy Spider 125 pipe fusion device a couple of years ago, the general manager of Harvey Plumbing made the decision based on a simple equation: One man performing a job site task is better than two.

“It was a no-brainer,” says Harvey of...

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