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Tap't™ Saddle Installation

Tap't Saddle Installation

 

Installation Guide for 2" Tap’t Saddle (Part No: 364-251) 

To assure a trouble free installation of the Tap’t™ Saddles, LASCO Fittings recommends that you follow these simple steps:   

NOTE: Depending on the jobsite specifications, these Tap’t Saddles may be installed with the ACME threaded outlet port in either the vertical or horizontal position.   

1. Using a 1½ inch (38mm) diameter hole saw; drill the opening directly on the centerline of the pipe. The use of a hole saw, which retains the coupon, is recommended to reduce contamination of the piping waterway.       

2. Check to see that the sealing gasket is clean and properly seated.   

3. Place the outlet half of the Tap’t Saddle onto the pipe, making certain that the four tabs are properly seated into the pipe wall hole.   

4. Hook the back half of the Tap’t Saddle on the hinge pivot area of the outlet half and swing it over the back side of the pipe closing the clamp.   

 5. Start by hand the captured stainless steel bolts into the nuts that are secured in the back half.   

6. It is recommended to finish the assembly of the Tap’t Saddle by using a two stage process. The two stages are crucial if the pipe is out-of -round and/or in colder climates.   

7. In stage one, using a ½ inch wrench tighten down the bolts until the two flanges touch. Tighten the bolts to 12-15 ft-lbs of torque.   

8. Allow 2 hours for the piping material to yield or round out properly. Stage two requires retightening the bolts, but do not exceed 15 ft-lbs of torque and make sure the two flanges are touching. Generally these two stages are sufficient, but under extreme conditions of climate or pipe out-of–roundness, it may be necessary to repeat stage two.   

 

 

Installation Guide for 1½" Tap’t Saddle (Part No: 361-211)

To assure a trouble free installation of the 1½" Tap’t Saddle (Part No: 361-211), LASCO Fittings recommends that you follow these simple steps: 

NOTE: Depending on the jobsite specifications, these Tap’t Saddles may be installed with the socket outlet, in either the vertical or horizontal position. NOTE: Do not allow primer or solvent cement to contact the gasket.   

1. Using a 1¼ inch (32mm) diameter hole saw; drill the opening directly on the centerline of the pipe. The use of a hole saw, which retains the coupon, is recommended to reduce contamination of the piping waterway.     

2. Check to see that the sealing gasket is clean and properly seated.   

3. Place the outlet half of the Tap’t Saddle onto the pipe, making certain that the four tabs are properly seated into the pipe wall hole.   

4. Hook the back half of the Tap’t Saddle on the hinge pivot area of the outlet half and swing it over the back side of the pipe closing the clamp.   

5. Start by hand the captured stainless steel bolts into the nuts that are secured in the back half.   

6.  It is recommended to finish the assembly of the Tap’t Saddle by using a two stage process. The two stages are crucial if the pipe is out-of -round and/or in colder climates.   

7. In stage one, using a ½ inch wrench tighten down the bolts until the two flanges touch. Tighten the bolts to 12-15 ft-lbs of torque.   

8. Allow 2 hours for the piping material to yield or round out properly. Stage two requires retightening the bolts, but do not exceed 15 ft-lbs of torque and make sure the two flanges are touching. Generally these two stages are sufficient, but under extreme conditions of climate or pipe out-of–roundness, it may be necessary to repeat stage two.