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Discuss Commercial tools? at UK Plumbers Forums; Hi guys. I normally only work on domestic stuff so all my tools are obviously geared to that. My question is what sort of tools do you guys use for ...
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    Hi guys.

    I normally only work on domestic stuff so all my tools are obviously geared to that.
    My question is what sort of tools do you guys use for working with 54mm compression fittings? And copper threads?
    Thanks.

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    Don't normally use compression on 54 mm but Stilsons 24-36" anything bigger compression wise is different and has bolts instead of one nut (like a flange)

    but it press or soldered normally

    But most is like domestic but bigger

    You can hire threading machines from bss etc have a look on the rems site
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    Don't normally use compression on 54 mm but Stilsons 24-36" anything bigger compression wise is different and has bolts instead of one nut (like a flange)

    but it press or soldered normally

    But most is like domestic but bigger

    You can hire threading machines from bss etc have a look on the rems site
    Sorry mate.

    What I meant was. On a domestic valve you'd just use your adjustable and grips. Where's as the ISO valves I'll be using on site are used with a male copper thread both sides.
    . As there 54mm would you still use stilsons on the copper? Just worried they may round them off a bit.

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    i get you, yea so your using a female gate valve / lever valve and using male irons to connect to copper etc

    and yes or if you want to spend the cash

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    what you using on the threads loc 55 or 557?
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    2ft stilsons and loctite 577

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    Loc 55 and boss white

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    i get you, yea so your using a female gate valve / lever valve and using male irons to connect to copper etc

    and yes or if you want to spend the cash

    Knipex 86 03 400 Pliers Wrench XL Adjustable Spanner 400mm | eBay

    what you using on the threads loc 55 or 557?
    £100 for a pair of grips lol.

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    Loc 55 and boss white
    on heating ok on domestic water no just use loc 55
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    Yes it's just domestics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macka09 View Post
    £100 for a pair of grips lol.
    worth while investment its down to you stils or them
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    Quote Originally Posted by macka09 View Post
    Yes it's just domestics.
    hot and cold? if so non as boss white isnt allowed on hot and cold pipework due to not wras approved and water board are taking a big stance on it this year
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    Hmm. I'll have to check what paste we're using on the job just to be sure, but yes it is hot and cold.

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