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.
This Uni-Bell Technical Publication (UNI-PUB-9) provides guidance on installing PVC pressure pipe.
Article and picture outline procedure to assemble bell and spigot PVC pipe and benefits of a proper installation.
One page review of proper saddle tapping and some lessons based on more than 30 years of experience.
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