Commercial tools?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by macka09, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    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.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    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
     
  3. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    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.
    [​IMG]. As there 54mm would you still use stilsons on the copper? Just worried they may round them off a bit.
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

  5. johnf

    johnf New Member

    2ft stilsons and loctite 577
     
  6. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    Loc 55 and boss white
     
  7. macka09

    macka09 New Member

  8. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    on heating ok on domestic water no just use loc 55
     
  9. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    Yes it's just domestics.
     
  10. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    worth while investment its down to you stils or them
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    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
     
  12. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    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.
     
  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    boss green is ok for hot and cold (wras approved)
     
  14. croppie

    croppie Forum Thug

    24's and jet blue........
     
  15. macka09

    macka09 New Member

    Is the copper thread liable to cross if tightened to much? I'm just thinking that copper is quite soft
     
  16. snowhead

    snowhead Active Member

    Once it's started it won't cross.
    You'll struggle to cross thread 2" by hand
     
  17. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    as above your more likely to snap the fitting
     
  18. snowhead

    snowhead Active Member

    Or your wrist..
     
  19. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs New Member

    :) or drop the stile on your head if working above
     
  20. rpm

    rpm Plumbers Arms member

    If in doubt about cross threading, unwind the connection until you hear a click then start to tighten again. Damaged to fittings can occur if the male bottoms out and you continue to over tighten.
     

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