How to Install Pre-lubricated Concrete Pipe Gaskets

July 23, 2019 0 Comment

Pre-lubricated concrete pipe gaskets have the same performance capabilities as traditional O-ring or profile pipe gaskets with one clear added benefit – internal lubrication.

As you’ll see in the video below, product development engineer Nate Kipfer shows us that a clear advantage for using the RFS Pre-lubricated gasket is the time and energy it can save for contractors out in the field.

Advantages to a Pre-Lubricated Pipe Gasket

When installing our O-ring or 4G profile gaskets in the field, contractors will use our pipe gasket lubricant to help with homing forces. Unfortunately, construction sites aren’t the cleanest environments sometimes. Whether it’s dust in the air, dirt on the ground or debris nearby, it always somehow magically finds its way onto the lubricant.

These pesky elements cause imperfections in the lubricant which in turn can cause joints that leak.

That’s where the real advantages can be seen in the field, but there’s a hidden advantage that can be seen in the pocket book – time saved.

No more time wasted looking for the bucket of lube. No more time spent running lube around a gasket or the bell end of a pipe. These time savings can add up quickly on a very large job.

Another factor you may or may not consider in cost savings is quantity of lube. Every person is going to apply the lubricant a bit different and over time, that can add up to money lost if they’re wasting excess lubricant.

So in review, the RFS pre-lubricated gasket is saving you:

  • Time
  • Money
  • Labor
  • Resources

Where the RFS Gasket Can Be Used

  • Manholes
  • Box culverts
  • Wet wells
  • Square pump and lift stations
  • Stormwater structures
  • On-site treatment structures
  • Junction chambers
  • Grease interceptors

Pipe Gasket Installation in 3 Steps

As you see in the video, larger openings take two people just because of the stretch. But after attaching to the spigot end, there’s simply a few quality control checks and you’re done.

  1. Pull gasket around entire end of spigot with gasket body against shoulder
  2. Equalize with a push/pull motion or using a non-sharp tool
  3. Quality control check for alignment on joint



By simply following these three steps, you can be moving on to the next pipe or manhole using the RFS pipe gasket within a matter of minutes.

How functional has the RFS gasket been for you and your company?

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