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Standard Plug Line Stopping

What is Standard Plug Line Stopping?

Standard Plug Line Stopping is the most common type of line stopping. A rubber "bullet" is inserted through a hot tap made on the pipe. The rubber bullet is compressed into the pipe (which is supported by a sleeve) - and conforms to the interior of the pipe, providing a tight seal to stop the water flow.

A line stop is performed while the existing main is under pressure and enables “point shut-down” of a main when a permanent valve is unnecessary and the shut-off required is temporary (less than 3 days).

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Pipeline Plugging

When to Use a Standard Plug Line Stop

Standard Plug line stops are appropriate for most municipal and commercial water and force main sewer applications (<120PSI, <3 ft/sec of flow, 16" and smaller pipe diameter). 

Standard Plug line stopping can be performed on the primary water main types used for water distribution:

  • Cast Iron
  • Ductile Iron
  • PVC
  • 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 Standard Plug Line Stops?

We offer Standard Plug Line Stopping services primarily in Texas. If your project is outside Texas, please contact us and we will work with you to determine if our solutions are right for your work.

 

Large On-Hand Inventory

Large on hand inventory of line stop fittings to enable rapid service installation (often critical for emergency repair situations).

Our Solutions

Line stops are one of many Water Main solutions; solutions are often paired (for example - provide permitting, excavation, line stops and water main offset, all turnkey).

24/7 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

Highly trained, experienced installation technicians.

Line Stop Plug Installation Services

 

  • Eliminates sediment fallout and pipe damage which result from de-pressurization.
Pipeline Plugging Services

 

  • Eliminates sediment fallout and pipe damage which result from de-pressurization. Protects water flow for customers, including emergency and operational services.
Line Stop Plug

 

  • Eliminates sediment fallout and pipe damage which result from de-pressurization. A line stop is performed while the existing main is under pressure.