All of our cast iron products should be avoid direct contact with the
ground. Furthermore, whenever it is possible, they should be
covered to prevent any possible damages
during storage before installation.
Pipes in Trench
If the pipes or fittings are needed to be laid in a trench, care should be
taken when lowering into a tranch to avoid demaging the
pipes and fittings. Furthermore,
the trench should be clear of any large stones which may cause uneveness of the pipe line and inflict
demages on the pipes and fittings.
Our BS416 pipes and fittings have sockets for jointing by using caulk lead.
Drilling, Tapping, and Repairing
Cast iron has excellent machinability; therefore,
our pipes and fittings can be cut, drill or tap. For cutting, one can
use a mechanical
saw, wheel cutter or powered disk
cutter. For drilling, one can use a powered hand drill or bench
drill. For tapping, it is common to use a
tapping saddle. If a
pipe or fitting has minor demage, which does not
affect the structural integrety, one can repair it
by welding or method approved by consultant engineer. If there is any
questions, one can contact our office for advise.