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Erie, Pa. — Dec. 29, 2014 — Zurn Industries, LLC announces the launch of the Zurn Wilkins Z-Bite and Z-Press Solderless Connections, creating a wide array of push-fit and press-fit connection options to many of the company’s products.
The new Zurn Wilkins Z-Bite and Z-Press Solderless Connections will connect to backflow preventers, regulators, and thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs). In addition, Zurn also will offer standalone push-fit and press-fit tailpiece kits compatible with Zurn union threads.
With no soldering necessary, and without the need to fully drain the water from a piping system, both types of the new connectors allow for faster installation and repairs, saving both time and money. The torchless sealing method prevents the chance of fire.
The Z-Bite Solderless Connections can be installed by non-skilled laborers and require little or no training. The fittings are removable, allowing products to be repositioned or replaced easily. Z-Bite can be used with copper, PEX, or CPVC.
“We think these are great for a number of reasons including the versatility they give us in the field,” says Henry Schmitz, owner of Henry Schmitz Plumbing.
The Zurn Z-Bite connectors represents the lowest lifecycle cost solution because they are equipped with a durable O-ring seal and stainless steel grip that provide watertight connections.
Te Zurn Z-Press Solderless Connection also allow for faster repairs with less down time of a building’s water system. Appropriate for copper piping a ½ inch to 2 inches in size, the Z-Press connector works with commonly available press fit tools to achieve a permanent press crimp. The press fitting option also includes a durable O-ring seal to help secure a watertight connection.