Safe-T-Seal – TTMP Test Tee Mechanical Plugs
Q. What are test tee plugs used to do?
A. Test Tee plugs are used when doing vertical multi-level stack testing. They are designed specifically to fit into a test tee.
Q. Why are your TTMP, Test Tee plugs a mechanical design when other companies are a pneumatic design?
A. We use a mechanical design because it is far safer, better performing and more convenient. Pneumatic plugs require an air pump or compressor and air hose to inflate the plug. Our plugs also install much faster saving the user valuable time on the job.
Q. Do your TTMP Test Tee Mechanical plugs perform as well as the pneumatic screw-in style?
A. Our plugs perform much better than the screw-in plugs. The screw-in plugs are rated to hold 30 feet of head pressure while ours are rated to hold 100 – 150 feet of head pressure for the same size plug. The pneumatic inflatable plugs are a blind inflation, meaning if they are under-inflated, the test will leak and therefore fail and if they are over-inflated, they will burst costing valuable time and money. We also have a steel 2-stage locking pin that securely locks the plug into the test position and into the drain position. No guesswork!
Q. How long will these plugs last?
A. You will enjoy years of life with our TTMP, Test Tee Mechanical plugs. They do not require repeated inflation and deflation so the rubber has a much longer life. The soft rubber on the screw-in version wears thin due to the hard plastic body it is constantly rubbing against. The screw-in plugs also frequently get pinholes from being inflated in cast iron tees where there are sharp barbs.
Q. What are other benefits of your TTMP Test Tee Mechanical plugs over the screw-in version?
A. 1) The rubber pads on our plugs are replaceable! This allows you to replace the pads if they ever are damaged through user abuse. 2) Our plugs fit all pipe materials, Cast Iron, PVC, DWV and ABS. The screw in versions require buying two separate plugs for cast iron and PVC with certain sizes. 3) Our TTMP Mechanical Test Tee plugs are made in the USA using high quality GoodYear rubber while the two leading manufacturers of the screw-in version test tee plugs have them made overseas using inferior rubber with less quality assurance.
Q. What sizes do you offer for your TTMP Test Tee Mechanical plugs?
A. We offer the broadest range of sizes for this type of test plug, available in sizes 2” through 10”. The screw-in test tee plug is available only up to 6” and with limited performance ability. We also offer a “water-fill” feature on sizes 6”, 8” and 10” test tee plugs. This means that the user can fill the test pipe (stack) with water through the plug (at plug level) without having to pull a water hose above the desired testing area and fill the stack from the top. This is a tremendous feature.
Q. What does “No Backsplash Draining” mean?
A. No Backsplash Draining means that when draining the water out of the test pipe (stack) after the test is completed, there is no water splash into the work area. We offer the most secure and efficient drainage of any test tee plugs with our steel, 2-stage locking pin. The screw-in plugs require that the user wrap Teflon tape around the threads or there will be water spillage onto the work area when draining.