With today’s new joining methods, copper continues to offer facilities, particularly school districts, a lifetime of safety and value while cutting down on installation, labor, and future repair costs. Heating and plumbing systems can benefit from solderless joining systems, which rely on push- or press-connect fittings.
For commercial properties, copper offers faster installation than other traditional materials and can be used for high-quality repairs. This alternative method allows for immediate wet repairs without draining your system. “When it’s time to install a copper system, it’s not just soldering and brazing anymore,” says Andy Kireta Jr., vice president of the Copper Development Association (CDA).
“When you have a flameless system, there is no need for burn permits, especially in renovation and repair applications,” Robert Hall says, a technical consultant for Viega. “It’s fast, clean, and green. These are highly-engineered systems, but at the same time, very simple. It revolutionizes joining technology.”
To learn more about alternative joining systems, visit www.copper.org