4 Tricks to Installing the Econoseal Effeciently

March 22, 2018 0 Comment

Are you using our new line of Econoseal on manholes and could use some quick easy tricks to make the install even faster?
Let’s face it, no one is perfect and we all could use a few tips on how to be more efficient. Especially when using a new product like our Econoseal for 18-24” PVC pipes.

So what are some of these tricks?

  • Nomenclature for Assembling the Econoseal
  • How to remove debris
  • Quality control with your torsion springs
  • Installing a pipe into the connector

Nomenclature of Assembling the Econoseal

It’s not uncommon for people to make mistakes and accidentally install this new line of Econoseal backwards or upside down. You choose the phrase that makes the most sense to you.

But there is an easy way to prevent this from happening and it starts with an easy piece of nomenclature:

Face up. Key up.

In the GIF below, you’ll see how our engineer demonstrates this with the faceplate of the mandrel face-up and the keylock feature of the connector is at the top.

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Removing Debris from the Econoseal

We know that not every single batch of cement is made the exact same way and there could be times where some mix gets into the connector.

Luckily for you, we’ve included eight identical tools in the Econoseal package that can help remove this hardened cement.
Your torsion springs.

Simply take the tips of your torsion spring and push it through the groove area where cement has collected and chip it out of the seal before flipping.

Just be very mindful that any tool you use needs to have some sort of blunt tip. We’d highly recommend you not use a knife or anything with a pointed tip that could puncture the seal while scraping out any residue or debris.

Quality Control for the Econoseal

This will be one of the most likely scenarios you’ll face when working with the Econoseal along with installing it backwards.
If a spring (or springs) is not inserted properly into the extruded groove in the connector, you could possibly have a less than perfect installation of the Econoseal.

The easiest way to prevent this from happening is with a simple quality control check on every spring.

Simply lift the connector up and visually see that the spring is going inside the extruded groove.

As time goes on, you’ll even be able to “feel” a spring lock in when inserting, but as with anything, quality control is key to going a long way with the torsion springs.

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Installing a Pipe into the Econoseal

With compression connectors, the key to properly inserting the pipe is beveling and lubing.

  1. Bevel the pipe with a ¾” cut all the way around
  2. Fold the sealing portion of the connector inwards
  3. Clean the connector, pipe barrel and manhole opening of any dirt or debris
  4. Apply lubricant to the pipe barrel and to the inside of the connector

By following these simple steps prior to forming or installing, you’re setting yourself up for greater success with the Econoseal line of compression connectors.

Are there any other tips or tricks that you’ve found with the Econoseal that you’d like to leave in the comments below?

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