PVC PIPE SUPPORT > INSTALLATION > TAPPING & CONNECTIONS
Contractor's Corner: Let's Talk Risers
This article offers the design engineer and the contractor a few general guidelines.
pvc fittings and laterals for solid wall sewer pipe
This document has been developed by the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association for design and installation of PVC fittings where solid-wall PVC pipe is used in non-pressure applications. The guide provides information on the wide range of fittings that are available for various dimension ratios and outside diameters of PVC pipe through 60-inch. Also included is information on installation practices.
PVC PRESSURE FITTINGS
PVC Pressure Fittings are available to provide the utility/consulting engineer a complete corrosion free installation. The brochure gives an overview of PVC pressure fittings.
Recommendations for Risers and Solutions for Services
Straight alignment is a key criterion for a successful design and installation. The second criterion is to have firm support for the fittings and the lateral.
This Uni-Bell technical bulletin summarizes installation guidelines for risers.
SADDLE TAPPING BASICS
One page review of proper saddle tapping and some lessons based on over 30 years experience.
This Uni-Bell technical publication (UNI-PUB-8) discusses the proper tools and procedures for tapping PVC pressure pipe, and deals with direct taps, saddle taps, and taps through a sleeve and valve.