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Press fittings speed repair job

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Press fittings speed repair job

Problem: The Iliff School of Theology in Denver required an update and repair at its aging building, sections of which are more than 100 years old. It had many parts of the mechanical system that needed to be replaced.

Solution: A crew from Braconier Mechanical & Plumbing Services removed an old pump and reconfigured the system for the replacement air-cooled chiller on the roof of the building. New air handlers were installed in the attic. Braconier Mechanical & Plumbing Services used Viega MegaPress XL fittings, which are carbon-steel press fittings offered in sizes up to 4 inches in diameter. The crew used the MegaPress XL PressBooster, an extension for 300 Series RIDGID tools to press larger-diameter fittings.

Result: Because part of the installation was located in the ceiling of a main hallway, using press fitting made sense so as to shorten the repair time and make conditions safer for staff and students, without having to close down the area for welding. “This is new technology,” says Paul Swango, foreman at Braconier Mechanical & Plumbing Services. “To stay competitive in the industry, we have to grab ahold and run with it.” 800-976-9819; www.viega.us. 



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