Construction sites are a hectic place, with limited space.

Brandon PaterHot Taps

Earlier this week we were helping the Maple Ridge Water Operations Team by hot tapping an 8” ductile iron watermain. A standard wet tap for us but a busy location with new low-rise condos going up.

To minimize our time on site and to get your crews back to work, we prepare for all your jobs in the shop by assembling as much of the hot tapping sleeve and Mueller resilient seat gate valve prior to getting to site. 

The best way you can prepare for us is to ensure the pipe is clean, and the trench is ready. We are often asked what dimensions are required, as a general rule, as long as you can give us 1’ behind the pipe, 1’ under and 5 to 6‘ in front for the tapping machine- we can make it work.

Of course, no two hot taps are the same, and we carry hundreds of tapping sleeves in inventory to accommodate most any pipe type and size, give our office a call or send us an email and we can discuss what works best for your specific dry or wet tapping situation.