Septic tank gaskets made of a resilient rubber that meet ASTM C 923 come in a variety of sizes, designs and styles.
Today we’re going to discuss 4 of them ranging in styles from simple push-in gaskets to mechanically installed gaskets. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
Kwik Seal Compression Gasket
The Kwik Seal gasket is the simplest to install of the 4 types of gasket, which gives contractors and precast producers an option of installing a gasket with minimal effort or required tools.
For precast producers, the hole is either cored or casted and then using a simple spray adhesive (which we highly recommend), you spray around the hole and install the gasket.
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As with precast producers, contractors find the Kwik Seal easy to use because of the minimal effort. With no need for special tools or pipe clamps, the Kwik Seal simply installs with 5 easy steps.
1. Clear hole of any debris looking for any imperfections
2. Use spray adhesive 360’ around hole
3. Pull gasket into heart shape and push in
4. Bevel pipe on spigot end
5. Lubricate both pipe and gasket and push pipe home
Kwik Seal meets and/or exceeds all requirements of ASTM C 923, including physical properties of materials and performance testing.
PSX: Direct Drive
As the premiere pipe to manhole gasket in the industry, contractors and precast producers alike find the installation process nearly flawless.
The PSX: Direct Drive can connect 8” pvc pipe all the way up to 36” concrete B wall pipes with hole sizes ranging from 11” – 48”.
This gasket also provides users with the added benefit of being the only gasket in the industry that uses multiple mechanisms for larger size pipes.
You install the gasket in cored or cast holes and seals with a certified and calibrated wrench and then finally connected to the pipe with clamps and a certified torque wrench.
PSX: Direct Drive meets and/or exceeds the following ASTM’s:
· ASTM C 923 – Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures, Pipes, and Laterals
· ASTM C 1244 Standard Test Method for Concrete Sewer Manholes by the Negative Air Pressure (Vacuum) Test
· ASTM C 1478 – Standard Specification for Storm Drain Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete ZPipes, and Laterals
· ASTM F 2510 Standard Specification for Resilient Connectors Between Reinforced Concrete Manhole Structures and Corrugated High Density Polyethyle