Kwik Seal is a precisely sized compression connector (pipe to manhole connector) made to fit in a cored or cast opening. The connector is placed into the opening and the pipe is pushed home. This creates a watertight seal when the connector is compressed around the pipe OD and is deformed against the manhole opening. The sealing is similar to how a pipe gasket seals pipe joints.
The Kwik Seal is a simple all-rubber compression-connector seal that makes a flexible watertight connection between pipes and concrete structures.
It offers an easy installation process in precast production facilities or in the field for contractors.
A simple and effective manhole connector for pipes entering manholes and other underground structures.
Kwik Seal meets and/or exceeds all requirements of ASTM C 923, including physical properties of materials and performance testing. Performance testing includes:
|TYPICAL TEST RESULTS for KWIK SEAL (as in ASTM C 923 and C 1478)|
|Test||ASTM Test Method||Test Requirements||Typical Result|
ACID and 1N
|D 534, AT 22ºC FOR|
|NO WEIGHT LOSS|
NO WEIGHT LOSS
|TENSILE STRENGTH||D 412||1200 PSI, MIN.||2100 PSI|
|ELONGATION AT BREAK||D 412||350%, MIN.||525%|
|HARDNESS||D 2240 (SHORE A|
|±5 FROM THE|
|D 573, 70± 1ºC|
FOR 7 DAYS
|DECREASE OF 15%,|
MAX. OF ORIGINAL
TENSILE STRENGTH, DECREASE
OF 20%, MAX.
|COMPRESSION TEST||D 395, METHOD B,|
AT 70ºC FOR 22 HRS
|DECREASE OF 25%,|
MAX. OF ORIGINAL DEFLECTION
|WATER ABSORPTION||D 471 IMMERSE 0.75|
IN DISTILLED WATER
AT 70ºC FOR 48 hrs
|INCREASE OF 10%,|
MAX. OR ORIGINAL BY
|OZONE RESISTANCE||D 1171||RATING 0||PASS|
|D 746||NO FRACTURE AT -40ºC||PASS|
|TEAR RESISTANCE||D 624, METHOD B||200 LBF/IN. (MIN.)||450 LBF/IN|
A watertight flexible pipe-to-manhole connector shall be employed in the connection of the sanitary sewer and/or storm water pipe to precast manholes or other structures.
The connector shall be KWIK SEAL as manufactured by Press-Seal Corporation, Fort Wayne, Indiana, or approved equal.
The connector shall be the sole element relied on to assure a flexible watertight seal of the pipe to the structure. The connector shall consist of a single rubber gasket, shall be constructed solely of synthetic or natural rubber, shall meet/exceed the requirements of ASTM C 923, and shall have a minimum tensile strength of 1600 psi.
Selection of the proper size connector for the manhole and pipe requirement, and installation thereof, shall be in strict conformance with the recommendations of the connector manufacturer. Any dead end pipe stubs installed in connectors shall be restrained from movement per ASTM C 923.
TO PREPARE STRUCTURE OPENING FOR GASKET
TO INSTALL GASKET INTO MANHOLE
TO INSTALL PIPE INTO GASKET