When a building is connected to the primary water supply, the water main was the main artery supplying the building with water. Water is conveyed by this important system component. An inexperienced plumbing contractor may have trouble dealing with water mains because they are complicated and time-consuming. At M&B Services, we specialize in all aspects of water main integration, installation, and repair.
Water mains require several steps, such as trenching, bedding, etc. Following is a list of the steps involved in constructing a water main.
In order to install a water main, the initial step is excavation. Digging a passage to install the pipe is a part of this process. Prior to launching this process, we consider a number of factors, including
The depth of a trench depends upon the climate, the size of the pipe, traffic and several other factors.
The width of trench necessary for Water Main Installation is generally governed by the following conditions
In general, the trench width below the top of the pipe should not be greater than 1 to 2ft (0.3 to 0.6 m) greater than the outside diameter of the pipe. Installation workers will have ample space to work. It is best to avoid wide trenches in small diameter pipes, especially in hard clay soils.
Bedding means preparing a platform for placing the pipes (PVC). Few things while bedding should be kept in mind.
Once the trench is ready, the pipe may be pl aced into position. There are several general directions for laying pipe.
During the Water Main Installation process, this is one of the most delicate steps. Water main maintenance must be performed correctly to avoid leaks and ensure long-term efficiency. The type of joining method is dependent on the material of the pipe and the type of joint. It is necessary to dig holes where pipes will be joined by hand. This will allow for the installation of the joint. It depends on the type of pipe and joint used what size the bell hole will be. The pipe may be stressed if the bell holes are too large.
PUSH ON JOINTS
The four general steps in making up ductile iron or PVC pipes push on joints are:
CONNECTING TO EXISTING MAINS
There are two possible ways to connect with existing mains. Installer can connect either by a new tee or by making a pressure tap.
A tee fitting is inserted in existing mains. Existing mains must be out of connection for several hours. A piece of main is to make a cut or snap at the outside edges of the section to be removed. Then a third cut is made midway between them. When the pipe is hit with a sledge in the center, it will easily break out
Pressure taps are highly recommended and used because of their advantages. Few of the advantages are following-
Once the excavation has been prepared, a pressure tap is completed in following steps:
This is a basic overview of what we encounter during the process of working on a Water Main Installation project. When installing, repairing, or integrating a water main, it is imperative to use a licensed, insured, and experienced plumbing contractor. M&B Services r has been working with local water companies for more than eight years, and is knowledgeable about all aspects of water main projects. Your home or business can benefit from our water main repair services.