TYTON AND FASTITE PUSH-ON
|THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED BELOW
SHOULD BE FOLLOWED TO ASSURE PROPER JOINT ASSEMBLY. SUPPLEMENTAL
INFORMATION IS COVERED IN THE ATLANTIC STATES INSTRUCTIONS FLYER.
THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT DESIGNS OF PUSH-ON JOINTS FOR DUCTILE-IRON
PIPE AND FITTINGS. BE SURE THAT THE CORRECT GASKET IS USED.
IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT THAT THE GASKET IS INSTALLED IN A CLEAN
THE GASKET GROOVE IN THE TYTON OR FASTITE BELL SHOULD NOT BE
LUBRICATED PRIOR TO GASKET INSERTION.
CLEANING: Thoroughly clean out the bell.
Remove all foreign matter: dirt, sand, mud, ice or excess
PREPARATION: Clean off the plain end, removing
any dirt, foreign matter or excess paint. Make sure that the plain
end is beveled. File smooth any sharp edges which might damage the
INSERTION: Insert the gasket in its recess in
the bell, with the large end of the gasket just prior to joint
assembly. Make certain the entire inner surface of the gasket is
coated. Also apply a thin coating of lubricant to the beveled
portion of the plain end.|
Guide the plain end into the bell and compress the
gasket by pushing the plain end all the way into the bell socket.
Keep the bell and plain end in reasonably straight alignment during
assembly. Any deflection should be taken after the joint is
THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED BELOW
SHOULD BE FOLLOWED TO ASSURE PROPER JOINT ASSEMBLY.
THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT SIZES OF BOLTS. CHECK TO SEE YOU HAVE
PROPER SIZE AND NUMBER.
||BELL AND SPIGOT
CLEANING AND LUBRICATION: Thoroughly clean
bell gasket area and spigot of pipe of all foreign material.
Lubrication and additional cleaning should be provided by brushing
both the gasket and plain end with soapy water or pipe lubricant
just prior to slipping gasket into the plain
GASKET: Place gland with lip extension toward
the plain end, and the gasket with the narrow edge toward the plain
end of the pipe.|
Insert the pipe into the bell and press the gasket
firmly and evenly into the gasket recess. Keep the joint
straight during assembly. Make deflection after joint assembly but
before tightening bolts. (Lubrication as in Step #1 will help
facilitate gasket seating.)|
Push the gland toward the bell and center around
the pipe with the gland lip against the gasket. Insert bolts and
hand-tighten the nuts.|
Tighten bolts to normal range of bolt torque as
indicated in table. Maintain approximately the same distance between
gland and the face of the bell flange. This is done by partially
tightening the bottom bolts first then the top bolts next bolts on
either side, finally the remaining bolts. This is repeated as many