JCM Industrial Installation Instructions Manual.pdf

Installation Instructions Series 400 Service Saddles Models 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408

Read instructions before starting installation* Review of Stainless Steel Fastener Management on the reverse will assist with installation. For purposes other than water, contact JCM Industries for application and product assistance.

1. Clean and scrape pipe. Remove any scale, pipe wrap, debris or dirt that may interfere with the complete sealing of the gasket. Inspect pipe for integrity, size, outside diameter and surface irregularities. Confirm the proper size and range of service saddle. Inspect fitting to ensure all parts are included. For fittings furnished with stainless steel fasteners, see reverse for fastener management. 2. Lubricate the pipe and the fitting gasket with soapy water. Do not use oil base pipe lubricant. 3. Position service saddle on pipe, making sure outlet is aligned with branch line to be connected. Do Not position so that rotation is required. Rotation can result in gasket dislocation.

4. Install strap(s) or bolt(s). Make certain gasket is in proper position and not in the waterway.

Begin to tighten bolts. Alternate from one side of saddle to the other to tighten evenly. JCM recommends the use of a torque wrench to ensure proper torque levels. Improper torque levels can result in leaking assembly or damage to the pipe wall. Tighten bolts to the following torque* levels: Bolt Size Steel & Rigid Pipe PVC & Polyethylene 1/2” 40 - 50 Ft-lbs. 45 - 50 Ft-lbs. 5/8” 70 - 75 Ft-lbs. 45 - 50 Ft-lbs. *Thin wall, small diameter & flexible types of pipe are subject to many variables which affect torque values. JCM Service Saddles visually indicate proper tightening levels when they conform and fit down on the pipe. Use discretion when tightening these saddles on thin wall, small diameter & flexible pipe in order to not crush or severely deform the pipe.


*Ensure fitting is suitable for application (confirm size, materials, pressure ratings, line content, meets local governing & association standards, etc.). Pipeline operation forces, including pressure fluctuations, thermal expansion/contraction, movement/shifting, etc. will influence the success of the application. Proper anchorage, restraint, harnessing, thrust blocks or other devices must be provided to prevent pipe movement (lateral, angular, axial) or pipe pullout from the bolt-on fitting. Inspection of the pipe integrity is the responsibility of the end user. JCM recommends the use of calibrated torque wrench. Failure to follow installation instructions will result in voided product warranty. For application review or questions contact JCM Industries at 1-800-527-8482, 903-832-2581

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