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Puddle Flange

Puddle Flange

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Puddle Flanges
Where pipes pass through external walls, in basement areas, a puddle flange may be required. Location which may be below the water table or in areas liable to flooding or in areas which may need to be sealed against methane gas coming from made up ground etc.

The puddle flange reduces the risk of water entering the building by capillary action when installed in a water retaining structure. In figure 21 a typical build in detail is shown. The two piece loose puddle flange is bolted onto the pipe once it has been bedded on denso tape or similar.

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Figure 2 shows a pipe passing through a sleeve. This would be used where pipe work is installed after walls have been constructed. The areas between the pipe and sleeve is sealed using a mastic type sealant.

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with Ensign this type of puddle flange is available as ED078 in 100mm and 150mm diameters.com © Copyright pipingdesigners.htm[12/11/2010 5:25:41 PM] . therefore no denso tape is required.com/Puddle. Fig. 3 Figure 4 shows the build in type again. this time one piece (4set screws) for use with a 200mm pipe. The gasket within the unit is compressed on to the pipe. Fig. please send them to info@pipingdesigners. Fig. 4 Figure 5 you can see that four bolts need to be tightened up equally.piping designers home page Fig. Then it can be tightened up with the rachet wrench.com 2004-2010 All Rights Reserved http://pipingdesigners. The ED078 is a compression puddle flange which needs to be slipped over the end of the pipe and put into position. 2 In figure 3 we see how the puddle flange is fixed and sealed onto the pipe. 5 BACK TO TIPS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------if you have any tips or tricks you wish to pass on.

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