Canadian Consulting Engineer

Uponor kitting services and push-to-connect fittings come to Canada

April 4, 2024
By Canadian Consulting Engineer


Photo courtesy Uponor.

Following U.S. launches in 2023, Uponor is expanding its kitting services and bringing TotalFit push-to-connect fittings (examples pictured) to the Canadian marketplace this year.

The first offering involves prepackaged kits containing the right number of parts for the commercial construction of buildings with highly repeatable room types, including apartments, hotels, dormitories, assisted-living centres and hospitals. The customized, co-ordinated packages include ProPex fittings, rings, transitions, valves, stub-outs, supports and other components, with each kit labelled by room. They also include a materials list, plan view and three-dimensional (3-D) isometric drawing for installation.

Daniel Worm, Uponor’s North American portfolio application manager, estimates the kits can save up to two hours’ installation time per unit for the construction of a 200-unit high-rise residential building.

The second offering comprises professional-grade fittings manufactured from engineering polymer, to be specified instead of brass push-to-connect fittings for residential projects. They are designed for use with PEX, PE-RT, CPVC and copper piping systems for potable hot water and cold water distribution in single-family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums.

With tees, reducing tees, elbows, couplings and threaded adapters, Uponor estimates TotalFit provides approximately 30% savings over brass.


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