Ford manufactures service saddles for all types of water mains ranging in size from 4” to 30”. Ford service saddles are used to install corporation stops on water main pipe including iron, PVC, and asbestos-cement. Saddles constructed of ductile iron, brass, or stainless steel are available in all the popular sizes and for most metric-sized pipe. Saddles feature 3/4" through 2" tapped outlets manufactured to ANSI/AWWA C800 specification. Fabricated steel saddles are also available in 3" and 4" iron pipe thread outlets.Ford Stainless Steel Saddles provide quick and easy installation for permanent service line connections to PVC water mains. Ductile iron saddles are available with either single or double (electro-galvanized) steel straps or with optional stainless steel bands. Brass saddles are cast of 85-5-5-5 waterworks brass. The popular S70 and S90 series feature a hinged design and the 101B and 202B series incorporate silicon bronze straps or optional stainless steel bands.
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".