Ford Tapping Sleeves feature a simple design that can easily be installed without special tools, welding, or caulking. Most sleeves have a range that allows for installation on more than one pipe diameter. The large outlet gasket has a broad cross-section to resist rolling and to provide a dependable seal. Ford Tapping Sleeves are recommended for use on commonly used water mains such as asbestos-cement, cast, ductile iron or PVC pipe.Ford FAST tapping sleeves take the guesswork out of large pipe taps. A mechanical joint adapter outlet option is available for all styles of Ford tapping sleeves. A gridded gasket surrounds the pipe and not only cushions the pipe during the tap, but also helps prevent pipe breaks. FAST tapping sleeves are chemically passivated to ensure maximum corrosion resistance. Tapping Sleeves are available in pipe sizes 3" through 24", with outlets from 3" through 12".
Cast Couplings offer an easy and economical way of joining pipe whether the pipe is of the same nominal size and type or different at each coupling end. Suggested uses for Ford Cast Couplings include water main repair, joining of plain end pipe, valve and hydrant installation, and flexible joint installation at critical areas of water main stress. Ford Cast Couplings are constructed entirely of ductile iron components permitting a strong and durable connection.Ultra-Flex wide range couplings offer convenience, reliability, and inventory reduction. The Ultra-Flex can join virtually any two pipes within a nominal size. The stab-in design allows quicker installation while the fusion bonded epoxy coating provides exceptional corrosion protection. The gaskets are lubricated at the factory so that no on-site lubrication is required. The unique gaskets seal on the pipe with fewer turns of the wrench. This allows the installer to use a standard deep-well socket, even when installing on pipes at the low end of the listed range.