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UNI-PUB-08-16: PVC PRESSURE PIPE TAPPING GUIDE

Newly revised tapping guide for PVC pipe includes sections on: (1) Introductory material that applies to all types of tapping; (2) Direct tapping — where corp stop is screwed directly into threads in pipe wall — for branch line sizes up to 1-inch; (3) Saddle tapping — where corp stop is screwed into threads in metal saddle that wraps around pipe — for branch sizes up to 2-inch; (4) Sleeve tapping — where branch line is attached via flange on sleeve that wraps around pipe — for branch lines up to size-on-size.

DIRECT TAPPING TIPS

This PVC Pipe News article shares advice on tapping PVC pressure pipe from John McConnell. Mr. McConnell runs the training facility at the City of Calgary in Alberta. The article is entitled, "Common Sense and Uncommon Insight, Tapping Tips from a Real Expert."

INSTALLATION GUIDE

This Uni-Bell Technical Publication (UNI-PUB-9) provides guidance on installing PVC pressure pipe.

PROPER BELL AND SPIGOT ASSEMBLY

Article and picture outlines procedure to assemble bell and spigot PVC pipe and benefits of a proper installation.

SADDLE TAPPING BASICS

One page review of proper saddle tapping and some lessons based on over 30 years of experience.