• PSX: Direct Drive in manhole
  • PSX: Direct Drive Profile
  • Direct Drive cross section
  • Direct Drive steel band

PSX: Direct Drive

This manhole connector meets or exceeds:

  • ASTM C923: Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals
  • ASTM C1478 Standard Specification for Storm Drain Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Storm Sewer Structures, Pipes and Laterals
  • ASTM C1244 Standard Test Method for Concrete Sewer Manholes by the Negative Air Pressure (Vacuum) Test
  • ASTM F-2510: Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures and Corrugated High Density Polyethylene Drainage Pipes

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PSX: Direct Drive is a high-performance watertight pipe to manhole connector. It is the premier manhole seal in the industry for providing watertight connections to manholes and other sanitary and storm sewer structures. The connector meets and/or exceeds ASTM C923 – Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipe, and Laterals.

PSX:Direct Drive’s patented stainless steel power sleeve and adjuster installs quickly and easily providing a flexible watertight seal for the most demanding applications. It differs from most competitive manhole connectors with its all stainless steel components, no plastic parts or no welds or rivets.

If you need a manhole connector that resists common underground contaminants, the PSX: Direct Drive Nitrile would be the proper product.

Features and Benefits

  • Installs quickly and easily from outside the manhole
  • Requires no re-tightening or adjustment
  • Additional torque and multiple adjusters on larger diameters
  • All stainless-steel components. Containing no welds or rivets

How It Works

  • Specially developed synthetic rubber is continuously tested and lab-certified to ASTM C-923.
  • Power Sleeve made from tempered Series 304 stainless steel.
  • Installation Mechanism made from Series 300 stainless steel.
  • Installation Mechanism is infinitely adjustable.
  • Installation tools are calibrated and certified.
  • Take-up clamps made from Series 304 stainless steel with quick-adjusting screws.
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  1. All pipe-to-manhole and structure connections shall meet and or exceed ASTM C923, Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manholes, Structures, Pipes and laterals.
  2. All mechanical devices, including castings, bolt assemblies, adjusters shall use non-magnetic 300 series stainless steel with no welds or rivets in its assemblies.
  3. Connector sizes less than 28” shall employ one adjuster, 28” – 34” two adjusters and 36” and larger three adjusters.
  4. If thermal plastic internal expansion rings are used, they must be heavy duty automotive grade material molded in one piece with an expansion installation mechanism made of a stainless steel threaded insert (not steel to plastic threads) and embedded as part of the expansion mechanism. Multiple plastic parts as part of the expansion mechanism are not allowed.
  5. The installation of the connector shall be accomplished at one time and shall require no additional adjustments or installation at a later time to insure a watertight seal.
  6. Take up clamps shall use non-magnetic 304 series stainless steel and be installed in the field using a T-Handle Torque wrench set to 60 inch-pounds and installation shall follow manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. The connector shall be PSX: Direct Drive and PSX: Nylo Drive as manufactured by Press-Seal Corporation of Fort Wayne, IN or approved equal.
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  1. Prepare the hole to receive the gasket
    • Clean the hole of any debris or loose dirt
    • Examine the hole for any imperfections (bug holes) and wire ends in the gasket bearing surface
    • Patch any voids (bug holes) with slurry
    • Remove any wire protruding up into the hole and patch with slurry if needed
  2. Select the correct PSX: Direct Drive wrench. The wrenches and the adjusters are sized so that only the correct wrench can be used with each size adjuster, and will provide the correct torque.DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SIZE OR TYPE OF WRENCH TO INSTALL PSX: DIRECT DRIVE.
  3. Place the PSX: Direct Drive Connector in the hole with the adjuster mechanism in position so that it will be at the top of the hole (9 to 3 o’clock) in the final installed position of the manhole. Align the connector so that it is square to top of the hole (9 to 3 o’clock) in the final installed position of the manhole. Align the Connector so that it is square to the hole
  4. Place the wrench on the adjuster nut so that the arm of the wrench is on the installer’s left side. This will ensure that the proper orientation is maintained
  5. Begin to tighten the PSX:Direct Drive Connector by pulling the wrench handle toward the outside of the manhole. The wrench will ratchet back easily at the end of the stroke. If the connector has multiple adjusters (28” (711 mm) and higher), tighten each adjuster five times, alternating them in sequence so that installation pressure is evenly distributed
  6. Continue tightening until proper torque is reached. The wrench will signal this by “breaking” slightly. If in doubt torque has been reached, tighten again and wrench should “break” quickly and easily. If there are multiple adjusters, make sure that the wrench “breaks” at each one. Installation is now complete

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PIPE O.D. INCHPIPE O.D. mmPIPE DESCRIPTIONHOLE SIZE RANGE INCHHOLE SIZE RANGE mmPSX: DD SIZE DESIGNATION
1.9048 mm1.5” PVC8.00 - 8.20203- 208 mm8 QRS “STEP S” PSX
2.3860 mm2” PVC8 QRS “STEP S” PSX
2.5064 mm2” CI/DI8 QRS “STEP S” PSX
2.75 70 mm2.25” CI/DI8 QRS “STEP R” PSX
3.5089 mm3” PVC8 QRS “STEP R” PSX
3.96101 mm3” CI/DI8 QRS “STEP Q” PSX
4.21107 mm4” (100 mm) PVC
D3033 OR D3034
8 QRS “STEP Q” PSX
4.30109 mm4” (100 mm) TRUSS8 QRS “STEP Q” PSX
4.80122 mm4” (100 CI/DI
4” (100 mm) C900 PVC
8 QRS “STEP Q” PSX
6.275159 mm6” (150 mm) PVC
D3033
OR D3034
9.00- 9.20229 - 234 mm9-06 PSX: DD
10.00 - 10.20254 - 259 mm10-06 PSX: DD
10.50 - 10.70267 - 272 mm10.5-06 PSX: DD
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-06 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-06 PSX: DD
12Y PSX: DD
6.30160 mm6” (150 mm) TRUSS9.00- 9.20229 - 234 mm9-06 PSX: DD
10.00 - 10.20254 - 259 mm10-06 PSX: DD
10.50 - 10.70267 - 272 mm10.5-06 PSX: DD
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-06 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-06 PSX: DD
12Y PSX: DD
6.625168 mm6” (150 mm) PVC
D3033
OR D3034
10.00 - 10.20254 - 259 mm10-06 PSX: DD
10.50 - 10.70267 - 272 mm10.5-06 PSX: DD
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-06 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-06 PSX: DD
12Y PSX: DD
6.90175 mm6” (150 mm) CI/DI
6” (150 mm) C900 PVC
10.50 - 10.70267 - 272 mm10.5-06 PSX: DD
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-06 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-06 PSX: DD
12Y PSX: DD
8.16207 mm8” (200 mm) PVC
D3033
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-08 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-08 PSX: DD
12M PSX: DD
8.40213 mm8” (200 mm) PVC
D3034
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284 mm11-08 PSX: DD
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-08 PSX: DD
12M PSX: DD
8.625219 mm8” (200 mm) PVC
D2241
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-08 PSX: DD
12M PSX: DD
9.05230 mm8” (200 mm) CI/DI
8” C900 PVC
12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12M PSX: DD
12-11 PSX: DD
9.40239 mm8” (200 mm) TRUSS12.00 - 12.20305 - 310 mm12-11 PSX: DD
10.20259 mm10” (250 mm) PVC
D3033
13.00 - 13.20330 - 335 mm13-10 PSX: DD
14.00 - 14.20356 - 361 mm14M PSX: DD
16.00 - 16.20406 - 411 mm16Y PSX: DD
10.50267 mm10” (250 mm) PVC
D3033
13.00 - 13.20330 - 335 mm13-10 PSX: DD
14.00 - 14.20356 - 361 mm14M PSX: DD
16.00 - 16.20406 - 411 mm16Y PSX: DD
10.75273 mm10” (250 mm) PVC
D2241
14.00 - 14.20356 - 361 mm14M PSX: DD
16.00 - 16.20406 - 411 mm16Y PSX: DD
11.10282 mm10” (250 mm) CI/DI
10” (250 mm) C900
PVC
14.00 - 14.20356 - 361 mm14M PSX: DD
16.00 - 16.20406 - 411 mm16Y PSX: DD
11.80300 mm 10” (250 mm) TRUSS16.00 - 16.20406 - 411 mm16L PSX: DD
12.24311 mm12” (300 mm) PVC 16L PSX: DD
16M PSX: DD
12.50318 mm12” (300 mm) PVC
D3034
16M PSX: DD
12.75324 mm12” (300 mm) PVC
D2241
16M PSX: DD
13.20335 mm12” (300 mm) CI/DI16M PSX: DD
14.10358 mm12” (250 mm) TRUSS18.00 - 18.20457 - 462 mm18Y PSX-2: DD
15.30389 mm15” (375 mm) PVC D3033
OR D3034
14” (350 mm) CI/DI
18.00 - 18.20457 - 462 mm18M PSX-2: DD
20.00 - 20.20508 - 513 mm20Y PSX-2: DD
16.00 406 mm12” (300 mm) RCP
WALL B
20.00 -20.20508 - 513 mm20Y PSX-2: DD
OR 20A PSX-2: DD
17.40442 mm16” (400 mm) CI/DI20.00 - 20.20508 - 513 mm20A PSX-2: DD
22.00 - 22.20559 - 564 mm22L PSX-2: DD
17.70450 mm15” (375 mm) TRUSS22.00 - 22.20559 - 564 mm 22L PSX-2: DD
18.701475 mm18” (450 mm) PVC F67922.00 - 22.20559 - 564 mm22M PSX-2: DD
19.50495 mm18” (450 mm) CI/DI24.00 - 24.20610 - 615 mm24L PSX-2: DD
15” (375 mm) RCP
WALL B
21.60549 mmm 20” (500 mm) CI/DI 26.00 - 26.20660 - 665 mm26L PSX-2: DD
22.047560 mm21” (500 mm) PVC F67926.00 - 26.20660 - 665 mm26L PSX-2: DD
23.00584 mm18” (450 mm) RCP
WALL B
26.00 - 26.20660 - 665 mm26A PSX-2: DD
24.803 630 mm24” (600 mm) PVC 28.00 - 28.20711 -716 mm28A PSX-2:DD
25.80655 mm24” (600 mm) CI/DI30.00 - 30.20762 -767 mm30L PSX-2: DD
26.50 673 mm21” (500 mm) RCP
WALL B
30.00 - 30.20762 - 767 mm30A PSX-2: DD
27.95710 mm27” (675 mm) PVC F67932.00 - 32.20813 - 818 mm32L PSX-2: DD
30.00762 mm24” (600 mm) RCP
WALL B
34.00 - 34.20864 - 869 mm34L PSX-2: DD
31.50800 mm24” (600 mm)
CONCRETE WALL C
36.00 - 36.20914 - 919 mm36A PSX-2: DD
32.00813 mm30” (750 mm) DI/CI OR
30” (740 mm) PVC
36.00 - 36.20914 - 010 mm36A PSX-2: DD
33.50851 mm27” (675 mm)
CONCRETE WALL B
38.00 - 38.20965 - 967 mm38A PSX-2: DD
35.00889 mm27” (675 mm)
CONCRETE WALL C
40.00 - 40.201016 - 1020 mm40L PSX-2: DD
37.00940 mm30” (750 mm)
CONCRETE WALL B
42.00 - 42.201067 - 1072 mm42L PSX-2: DD
38.30”973 mm36” (900 mm) DI/CI42.00 - 42.201067 - 1072 mm42A PSX-2: DD
44.001118 mm36” (900 mm)
CONCRETE WALL B
48.00 - 48.201219 - 1224 mm48L PSX-2: DD
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HOLE SIZE RANGE PSX: DD SIZE DESCRIPTIONGASKET I.D.PIPE O.D. ACCOMMODATION RANGE INCHES (mm)PIPE O.D. ACCOMMODATION RANGE INCHES (mm)TAKE-UP CLAMP NUMBER OF EXPANSION SLEEVE MECHANISMSMINIMUM SIZE ROUND STRUCTURE (INCHES)
INCHmmINCHmmQTYPART #
REQUIRES BLACK SHORT 7/12 TORQUE WRENCH PRESET TO 12 FT/LBS PART # 850.605
8.00 - 8.20203 - 2068 QRS STEP “S” PSX: DD
8 QRS STEP “R” PSX: DD
8 QRS STEP “Q” PSX: DD
8 QRS PSX: DD
8-11 PSX: DD
2.20
3.50
4.60
N/A
5.64
56 mm
89 mm
117 mm
N/A
143 mm
1.70 TO 2.50
2.75 TO 3.75
3.75 TO 4.80
1.90 TO 4.80
4.80 TO 5.65
43 - 64 mm
70 - 95 mm
95 - 122 mm
48 - 122 mm
122 - 144 mm
1
1
1
1
1
600-088
600-088
600-088
600-088
600-128
124
9.00 - 9.20229 - 23409-06 PSX: DD6.45164 mm6.00 TO 6.50152 - 165 mm1600-128124
10.00 - 10.20254 - 25910-06 PSX: DD
10-11 PSX: DD
6.50
7.33
165 mm
186 mm
5.50 TO 6.90
6.60 TO 7.50
140 - 175 mm
168 - 191 mm
1
1
600-128
600-152
124
10.50 - 10.70267 - 27210.5-06 PSX: DD6.30160 mm5.70 TO 6.90145 - 175 mm1600-128124
11.00 - 11.20279 - 284
279 - 284
11-06 PSX: DD
11-08 PSX: DD
6.30
8.44
160 mm
214 mm
5.70 TO 6.90
8.00 TO 8.50
145 - 175 mm1
1
600-128
600-152
124
12.00 - 12.20305 - 31012-06 PSX: DD
12Y PSX: DD
12-08 PSX: DD
12M PSX: DD
12-11 PSX: DD
6.30
6.50
8.44
8.63
9.46
160 mm
165 mm
214 mm
219 mm
240 mm
5.70 TO 6.90
5.70 TO 6.90
8.00 TO 8.65
8.00 TO 9.10
8.60 TO 9.50
145 - 175 mm
145 - 175 mm
203 - 220 mm
203 - 241 mm
218 - 241 mm
1
1
1
1
1
600-128
600-128
600-152
600-152
600-188
124
13.00 - 13.20330 - 33513-10 PSX: DD10.65271 mm9.75 TO 10.50248 - 267 mm1600-188124
14.00 - 14.20356 - 36114M PSX: DD
14A PSX: DD
10.35
11.10
263 m475 mmm
9.75 TO 11.10
10.75 TO 11.30
248 - 282 mm
273 - 287 mm
1
1
600-188
600-232
130
REQUIRES BLUE 1/2 TORQUE WRENCH PRESET TO 10 FT/LBS PART # 850.610
16.00 - 16.20
406 - 41116Y PSX: DD
16L PSX: DD
16M PSX: DD
10.75
12.10
12.75
273 mm
307 mm
324 mm
10.00 TO 11.10
11.36 TO 12.50
12.05 TO 13.30
254 - 282 mm
289 - 318 mm
306 - 338 mm
1
1
1
600-188
600-232
600-232
136
18.00 - 18.20457 -46218Y PSX-2: DD
18M PSX-2: DD
14.10
15.35
356 mm
390 mm
13.20 TO 14.50
14.60 TO 15.50
335 - 368 mm
371 - 394 mm
2
2
600-296
600-296
136
20.00 - 20.20508 - 51320Y PSX: DD
20A PSX: DD
15.50
16.92
394 mm
430 mm
14.80 TO 16.00
16.00 TO 17.40
376 - 406 mm
406 - 442 mm
2
2
600-296
600-296
136
REQUIRES RED 5/8 TORQUE WRENCH PRESET TO 60 FT/LBS PART # 850.63
22.00 - 22.20559 - 56422L PSX-2: DD
22M PSX-2: DD
17.80
18.70
452 mm
475 mm
17.00 TO 18.15
18.00 TO 19.20
432 - 461 mm
457 - 488 mm
2
2
600-376
600-376
142
24.00 - 24.20610 - 61524L PSX-2: DD
24S1 PSX-2: DD
24S PSX-2: DD
24A PSX-2: DD
19.55
19.85
21.05
21.93
497 mm
504 mm
535 mm
557 mm
19.00 TO 19.75
19.50 TO 20.25
20.50 TO 21.50
21.00 TO 21.50
483 - 502 mm
495 - 514 mm
521 - 546 mm
533 - 546 mm
2
2
2
2
600-376
600-376
600-376
600-376
148
26.00 - 26.200 660 - 66526L PSX-2: DD
26A PSX-2: DD
22.18
23.12
563 mm
587 mm
21.30 TO 22.40
22.25 TO 23.25
541 - 569 mm
565 - 591 mm
2
2
600-376
600-456
148
28.00 - 28.200 711 - 71628L PSX-2: DD
28A PSX-2: DD
24.31
24.80
617 mm
630 mm
23.40 TO 24.60
24.25 TO 24.80
594 - 625 mm
616 - 630 mm
2
2
600-456
600-456
248
30.00 - 30.20 762 -76730L PSX-2: DD
30A PSX-2: DD
26.32
27.12
669 mm
689 mm
25.40 TO 26.60
26.25 TO 27.40
645 - 676 mm
667 - 696 mm
2
2
600-456
600-456
260
32.00 - 32.20813 - 81832L PSX-2: DD
32A PSX-2: DD
28.32
29.13
719 mm
740 mm
27.40 TO 28.60
28.25 TO 29.40
696 - 726 mm
718 - 747 mm
4
4
600-296
600-296
260
34.00 - 34.20 864 - 86934L PSX-2: DD30.33770 mm29.50 TO 30.50749 - 775 mm4600-296360
36.00 - 36.2036.20 914 - 91936L PSX-2: DD
36A PSX-2: DD
31.33
32.08
796 mm
815 mm
31.00 TO 31.50
31.50 TO 32.15
787 - 800 mm
800 - 813 mm
4
4
600-296
600-296
372
38.00 - 38.20965 - 97038A PSX-2: DD
38S PSX-2: DD
33.59
34.10
853 mm
866 mm
32.70 TO 33.80
33.75 TO 34.50
831 - 859 mm
857 - 876 mm
4
4
600-296
600-296
372
40.00 - 40.201016 - 102140L PSX-2: DD
40S PSX-2: DD
35.13
36.00
893 mm
914 mm
34.25 TO 35.50
35.50 TO 36.00
870 - 902 mm
902 - 914 mm
4
4
600-376
600-376
372
42.00 - 42.20 1067 - 107242L PSX-2: DD
42A PSX-2: DD
37.60
38.35
955 mm
974 mm
37.00 TO 38.00
38.00 TO 38.75
940 - 965 mm
965 - 984 mm
4
4
600-376
600-376
372
46.00 - 46.201168 - 117346L PSX-2: DD
46S PSX-2: DD
41.36
42.00
1051 mm
1067 mm
41.00 TO 41.75
41.50 TO 42.00
1041 - 1060 mm
1054 - 1067 mm
4
4
600-376
600-376
384
48.00 - 48.201219 - 122448L PSX-2: DD44.351126 mm43.60 TO 44.501107 - 1130 mm4600-376384