Depressurizing a water main to fix a leak causes a lot of extra work. When a line is cut or depressurized, the utility will employ stringent standards and protocols to preserve water quality and safety.
Some of the more expensive construction procedures include mats under pipes, chlorination after the repair, extra procedural efforts to keep dirt our of the pipe, notifying all affected residents about the service interruption and increased sampling and testing of water to ensure quality assurance.
The preferred pipe repair method is to fix the leaking pipe while it’s still under pressure.
Easier installation and repair success
Installing a repair clamp can be tough if you are repairing a pipe that’s still pressurized. Water is spraying out and placing a repair fitting onto the pipe is not fun. Versa-Max helps make this job go easier and take less time.
Versa-Max is a next-generation all-in-one wrap-around pipe repair clamp AND push-on pipe coupling. To use it as a clamp, simply open and wrap the fitting around the pipe, no disassembly is required.
Placing and tightening the clamp on a pressurized line gets a lot easier with the convenient two-stage retainer assembly on the Versa-Max.
First, open up the clamp and wrap it onto the pipe. Close the clamp to the first stage of the retainer assembly. Now the clamp is closed, but not tight. It won’t pop open and you can adjust the fitting as necessary. When you’re ready, push the clamp closed into the second position on the retainer assembly and tighten the lug bolts.
Doing a pipe repair with Versa-Max means no service interruption or water quality issues.