Article | April 5, 2010

The Installation Of Mechanical Joint Fitting

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Article: The Installation Of Mechanical Joint Fitting

By EBAA Iron Sales, Inc.

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has published a standard known as C600 since 1938. This standard is currently entitled "Installation of Ductile-Iron Water Mains and Their Appurtenances". Among other things, C600 covers the assembly of the standardized mechanical joint. Since it is not often that one sees an AWWA standard being read in the trench it seems appropriate to review this portion of the standard as a training tool for new and experienced installers alike. The format we will use is to print each step of the standard, followed by a brief explanation of the important aspects of that step.

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