ProPress® Zero Lead™ Ball Valve Press features lockable metal handle.

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Available in sizes ranging in ½ in. to ¾ in., ProPress® Zero Lead™ Ball Valve Press for copper system is designed in more than 600 configurations in ½ in. to 4 in. size range. Featuring EPDM sealing element and stainless steel ball, ProPress® system joins copper tubing in seconds without need of flame. Product is suitable for residential, commercial, industrial or marine applications.

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Viega Introduces New Viega ProPress® Zero Lead™ Ball Valve Press x Hose Thread for Copper Fittings

Viega introduced its line of Viega ProPress® Zero Lead™ Ball Valve press x hose thread for copper fittings.

The bronze ball valves are full port and designed for potable water applications. The ball valves are available in 1/2" and 3/4" press sizes and 3/4" hose sizes. Other features include a lockable metal handle, stainless steel ball and EPDM sealing element.

The Viega ProPress for copper system is available in more than 600 fitting configurations, in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 4". The patented Smart Connect® feature, available only from Viega, provides installers with added confidence in their ability to ensure the integrity of connections.

“With the addition of the ProPress Zero Lead Ball Valves, Viega continues to be a leader in the number of copper offerings it provides to customers,” said Derek Bower, director, product management - metal systems at Viega. “ProPress has more approved applications than any other press fitting system, and we look forward to developing more innovative products for the copper fittings market.”

Viega ProPress is the original press pipe joining system for copper tubing. The system joins copper tubing in seconds without flame or heavy equipment. The system can be customized to suit nearly any residential, commercial, industrial or marine application from potable water to natural gas. It has been tested to the strictest standards in North America, gaining more approvals than any other press fitting system.

Viega ProPress fittings are available with EPDM, HNBR and FKM sealing elements.

About Viega:

The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology. In metal press systems for industrial, commercial and residential projects, the company is the global market leader. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3,000 products. These include Viega ProPress® for copper and stainless, Viega MegaPress® for black iron pipe and Viega PEX Press systems in Zero Lead™ bronze and high-performance polymer. Viega also specializes in the design, production and installation of ProRadiant™ heating and cooling systems. For more information, visit

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