Aqua Tap

Store
 
Phone: 435-218-6704
Fax: 435-674-3516

Email: [email protected]
Introducing the most complete, modern, and efficient hot/wet tapping machines available today.
 
We offer three kits to choose from. Each performs hot taps underpressure on PVC, AC, Ductile Iron, Cast Iron, and all other steel water mains. 

Don't need the drill?  Want to add another part?  No problem!  We can customize any kit to meet your needs.  Just contact us.

Our standard kits are designed for underground use.  However, we offer a complete kit for contractors that work above ground!  This kit, AT-PRO-2 AG, comes with special cutters and coupon retaining pilot bits designed for tapping Sched. 40/80 steel, stainless steel, cast, copper, etc.  Call for more info.

Instructions

Directions:
 
1. Take drill rod and attach pilot bit.
  • 13" rod for 3/4" and 1" taps
  • 18" rod for 1-1/2" and 2" taps    
 
2. Attach desired valve adapter.
 
3. Attach desired hole saw.
 
4. Join unit to valve (hand tighten only).
 
5. Attach drill.
 
6. Drill hole (keep drill setting at low speed, and in drill position).
 

IMPORTANT TIPS
 
Follow ALL instructions, failure in doing so may result in property damage and/or personal injury.
 
  • Aqua Tap is only to be used for tapping water lines. (DO NOT tap into gas, oil, steam lines, etc.)
  • Do not tap water lines with pressure exceeding 120 psi.
  • Always wear eye protection.
  • Use Tiger cutters for tapping all steel taps.
  • Use the fine Carbide tipped hole saws for PVC, and all other non steel taps.
  • Start taps gently to allow pilot bit to start straight and centered. (Excessive start pressure will flex the bit causing a delay in the tap.)
  • Pilot bit allows water to enter and cool the cutter during the tapping process. Tap lubricant is available if desired, though not needed. (AT-AG)
  • Tighten down the housing cap against the o-rings to firmly grip the drill rod. If kickback occurs, replace the four o-rings (7/8" x 5/8").
  • Water leaking through the valve adapter is normal. This does not mean the tap is complete, continue drilling completely through the pipe wall.
 
Coupon/Plug Ejecting:
 
1. Loosen setscrew and remove pilot bit and hole saw.
 
2. Attach hole saw to the Hex Ejector.
 (6" long hex rod)

3. Tap on end of Hex Ejector with a solid surface.

Before Tapping PVC Pipe:
 
  • Do not tap within 3 feet of ends of pipe, or closer than 18" of other taps.
  • Avoid tapping a discolored pipe surface.
  • Only tap pipe that has been installed according to pipe manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Install pipe saddle according to pipe manufacturer's recommendations (DO NOT over tighten).
  • Know the locations of existing main valves, and if necessary, shut off water system.
  • Have a quick exit (ladder, etc).
  • Have another employee nearby.
  • Remove as much air as possible from the water system being tapped.