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Hot Tapping Services

Hot Tapping Capabilities

Mickie Service's Hot Tap machine that has a cutter with a specialized saw for our hot tapping services. We're able to offer full service tapping solutions by providing the tapping sleeve and valve services. There is usually an uncertainty with customers when they need to provide details for the underground pipe or vessel, so Mickie Services stocks epoxy -steel, stainless steel, and MJ tapping sleeves in standards sizes to reduce this delay.
We work with operating pressures up to 200 psi and temperatures up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, we have the capability to perform hot taps from 3/4 inch to 24 inch pipes. Mickie Services performs hot tapping on the following main water pipe materials:

  • PVC / C900
  • Ductile Iron
  • Cast Iron
  • Asbestos Cement
  • Steel
  • Gifford-Hill Concrete
  • HDPE
  • Advantages of Mickie Service Hot Tapping

    • Guarantees no service disruption or water loss
    • Eliminates risk of water main contamination
    • Reduces crew service time and off-peak hours scheduling
    • Works successfully with any live, pressurized pipe
    • Saves time and costs, from start to finish

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    What is Hot Tapping?

    Municipal hot tapping services

    Hot tapping is the method of making a new branch connection to an existing main water pipe or pressure valve without interrupting another section of the pipe or vessel. The purpose of hot tapping or why a company would prefer hot tapping services is when it's impractical to take the main pipe or vessel out of service to clean it by conventional methods. The benefits behind hot tapping for pipes and vessels include zero water loss and no damages to the infrastructure. There are several names for hot tapping that you might have seen including:

    • Pressure tapping
    • TS&V
    • Wet tap

    Areas We Serve

    Mickie Service Company has been providing water line services to the greater Houston area since the mid-1970s. We also offer many of our services nationwide, particularly to:

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