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Pipe vs. pipe

Pipe vs. pipe

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    Large-diameter concrete pipe is commonly used in wastewater applications, including storm sewers and roadway culverts. Photo: American Concrete Pipe Association

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    Centrifugally cast, glass-fiber-reinforced plastic pipe can handle high-flow corrosive effluent. Photo: HOBAS Pipe USA.

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Pipes & accessories

In addition to myriad varieties of pipe materials, there are also a wide range of supplemental products to choose from—liners, joints, cutters, plugs, seals, and other items. T

Cast-iron soil pipe cutter

Using the “squeeze and pop” method, the KwikSnap semi-auto cutter is designed to cut cast-iron soil pipe. It handles pipe diameters from 1½ to 6 inches easily and safely. The product is cleaner than a chop saw and faster than a conventional cutter. The electric/hydraulic power is quiet and reliable, and the built-in handle and pneumatic tires make it easy to transport. Wheeler Mfg. www.wheelerrex.com..

Large-diameter pipe

The company's line of centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar pipe now comes in diameters as large as 110 inches. The product offers thin-wall construction, making it one of the lightest pipes on the market. The pipe is approved for potable water use; in addition, it can be used in direct-bury, sliplining, microtunneling, and above-ground applications. HOBAS Pipe USA. www.hobaspipe.com..

HDPE liner

U-Liner is a folded-pipe product made of high-density polyethylene. The sturdy material enables installers to use standard fusion-welded fittings, making it suitable for pressure pipe applications like water and sewer mains. Installation is fast and easy. U-Liner. www.uliner.com..

Opening inlet

Slotted Drain is a continuous opening inlet for efficiently removing surface water on streets, highways, and walkways. The product is made from corrugated steel pipe, cut along a longitudinal axis with a trapezoidal or straight-sided grate. It helps remove sheet flow and channels runoff to the pipe below, without complex, multiple grades or water-channeling devices. CONTECH Construction Products Inc. www.contech-cpi.com..

Rehabilitation pipe

iplus Composite pipe is a carbon- and glass- fiber-reinforced, cured-in-place pipe product, suitable for rehabilitating medium-to large-diameter gravity pipes. It offers high flexural strength, reduced wall thickness, and less resin content than similar products. In addition, it is highly resistant to corrosion. Insituform Technologies Inc. www.insituform.com..

Joint restraints

The Cam-Lock is designed to save labor with fewer wedges. Its lower bolt torque and wider wedges reduces stress, and it can be installed on IPS-size PVC pipe with no modifications. The product features color-coded nuts and wedges, epoxy coating, visible wedge engagement, and longer T-bolts. It comes in sizes from 4 to 24 inches. Smith-Blair Inc. www.smith-blair.com..

Pipe plugs

The company manufactures pneumatic and mechanical pipe plugs for testing and maintaining sewer lines. Most of the products are made of natural rubber and come in diameters of ¾ to 96 inches; versions include standard, bypass, and air-testing plugs. IPS Corp. www.ipscorp.com..

External joint seal

Infi-Shield seal wrap prevents infiltration by creating a watertight seal around manholes, catch basins, or concrete pipe joints. It resists harsh soil conditions and provides a root barrier. It installs easily without the need for special tools. Choose from 6- or 8-inch versions. Sealing Systems Inc. www.ssisealingsystems.com..

Double-containment piping

Pro-Lock double-containment piping systems are suitable for use in water and wastewater treatment. The carrier and containment pipes are made of PVC and CPVC. The company's Dogbone fitting locks the inner to the outer pipe for proper stress control; this allows proper termination from double- to single-wall while maintaining pressure rating. The feature also controls thermal expansion. Asahi/America Inc. www.asahi-america.com..

Fiberglass pipe

Bondstrand large-diameter pipe comes in sizes up to 144 inches. The fiberglass product can withstand higher temperatures and pressures than other thermoplastic materials. Coupled with its high resistance to corrosion and chemicals, the characteristics make it suited for a range of rugged environments. Ameron International. www.ameron.com..

Pipe wrap

Fluorogrip fluoropolymer pipe wrap protects pipe from damage caused by pipe expansion and contraction, such as corrosion and scrapes. The product is easy to install, environmentally friendly, and protects against chemicals and other aggressive jobsite conditions. Integument Technologies Inc. www.integument.com..