Anybody experimented with these?

Discussion in 'Geothermal Loops' started by ciws14, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. ciws14

    ciws14 Member

    I have seen utility companies use these for years with much success. I figured it was only a matter of time before it came to light for our industry.

    I suppose it's like anything else. Who is willing to have a mechanical connection underground and un-accessable? Thoughts?
  2. waterpirate

    waterpirate Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    been there liked the product, hated the cost. They have been around since almost the begining and like I said they are coooostly!!!
    Fusion fittings and the small amount of inventory space plus cost is the only way to fly. They also do not tollerate dirt and un-square ends very well.
  3. ciws14

    ciws14 Member


    I agree about the cost. I had to pick up a 1/2" coupling for a line we hit on a job and If I remember it cost me like $36 or something.
  4. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    we use them for repairs when we can't do a butt fusion or socket fusion due to space limitations.
  5. Texas Cooler

    Texas Cooler New Member

    When I worked as a fitter for Columbia Gas in Ohio, these fittings were "preferred" for service line installation vs. butt fusion. We never had a leak or problem but as employees we were not concerned with cost.
  6. AMI Contracting

    AMI Contracting A nice Van Morrison song Industry Professional Forum Leader

    We recently employed the Geostab fittings at a site and they are nice. We had an eye towards the DIY market where cost still matters, but you are weighing it against purchase or rental of fusion tools.

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