Sharon M. Bueno — Jan 01, 2008
After learning that fusible PVC pipe can be a viable alternative for pipe installation, through various projects such as a wastewater force main in Bridgeport, W.Va., directional drillers from around the United States are starting to use this piping as part of their HDD projects. Upon successful completion of numerous projects utilizing fusible PVC, contractors show that the pipe and HDD can in fact work together.
H&H Enterprises, Andover, Ohio, was subcontracted by D&M Contracting Inc., New Alexandria, Pa., for the project that required 400 ft of 16-in. fusible PVC pipe to be installed via directional drilling under a creek and ravine. This pipe would connect to a new bell-and-spigot PVC line leading to a wastewater treatment plant. This bore was part of a larger project that was mostly using open-cut to provide sewer service to a new hospital...
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