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Folding Head Line Stopping

Folding Head Line StoppingWhat is Folding Head Line Stopping?

A folding head line stop is lightweight and functionally designed to be used in situations in which limited space is available; or, when it’s necessary to drill a small hot tap in order for a pipe to maintain its strength and integrity. Under these circumstances, a folding head line stop is inserted through the reduced branch hot tap and then opens, to create a plug or bypass for system maintenance or repair, without any service disruption.  

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Folding Head Line Stops

When to Use a Folding Head Line Stop

Folding head line stops are often utilized with a reduced branch hot tap that requires a smaller entry point into the piping.

Common Applications for Folding Head Pipeline Plug

Mickie Service Company uses the folding head line stop for several applications including large diameter water or wastewater systems, and for lower pressure applications such as is required in the transmission of oil and gas and process piping markets.

Folding head pipeline plugging can be performed with nearly all material types including:

  • Cast iron
  • Ductile iron
  • PVC
  • Pre-stressed concrete cylinder
  • Non-cylinder concrete
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel 
  • Asbestos cement (AC, or transite)

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Leveraging our core capabilities in water main tapping – we now provide line stops, insertion valves, and private fire line installation.

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Why Mickie Service Company for Folding Head Line Stops?

Full Time Assistance

Full time PM and office staff to assist with proper design of the overall solution and to ensure that all aspects of the service, not just the line stop itself, are effectively managed

Long Standing Relationships

Long standing relationships with key equipment and material suppliers as well as complementary service providers enable us to offer the best possible Folding Head solution for each job

Full Time Assistance

Full time PM and office staff to assist with proper design of the overall solution and to ensure that all aspects of the service, not just the line stop itself, are effectively managed

Long Standing Relationships

Long standing relationships with key equipment and material suppliers as well as complementary service providers enable us to offer the best possible standard plug line stop solution for each job.

Highly Trained Experts

Experienced installation technicians.

We offer Folding Head Line Stopping services throughout: