Viega introduces larger diameter fittings for the Viega PEX Press polymer fitting system. Viega’s PEX Press polymer fittings are now available in sizes up to 2 inches and include the innovative Smart Connect feature, for joining cross-linked polyethylene (PEX) tubing. Made in the United States, the new Viega PEX Press system is suitable for potable water and radiant applications in residential and light commercial projects. The fittings feature excellent corrosion resistance and compliance with Zero LeadTM requirements, as well as NSF approval. Viega’s Smart Connect feature, available only from Viega, enables installers to easily spot unpressed connections during pressure testing by allowing water to flow past the fitting on a missed connection.
The system uses the same hand and power tools as the bronze PEX Press system to join PEX tubing using plastic fittings without O-rings, glues, cements or lubricants. The hand tools do not require calibration so installers can trust that each connection is secure every time. Viega PEX Press fittings are factory assembled with attached stainless steel sleeves with three view holes which helps installers insert tubing correctly ensuring proper installation. Color-coded tool locator rings assure proper alignment of the press tool. The Viega PEX Press system can be used with all Viega tubing, including: ViegaPEXTM, ViegaPEX Ultra, ViegaPEX Barrier and Viega FostaPEX®.
The Viega PEX Press is the only system on the market molded from 100 percent Radel-R®, a superior plastic material.
Fittings are available in sizes 3/8 inch to 2 inches, and include couplings, elbows, tees, lav adapters and closet adapters. The system offers metallic threaded and solder transition adapters for joining PEX tubing with other materials. Viega also offers PEX Press manifolds including Viega ManaBloc® and Viega MiniBlocTM. All plastic Viega PEX Press fittings offer better flow characteristics than other plastic fitting options because they have a larger flow-through diameter, resulting in greater water pressure at the fixtures. The system exceeds the most rigorous testing codes and standards in North America. The Viega PEX Press system is warranted against defects with a comprehensive 10-year, transferable warranty on the system.