Mar 172013

Gas weld plugs are used to plug the exposed hole on the pipe header after removing the mechanical saddle tee.  Typically the Mechanical Saddle tee will fail at the gasketed area thus requiring a new installation.  Many Gas Utility’s end up installing a weld on punching type tee to restore the gas service.  The flow hole for the old saddle tee needs to be sealed shut.  A simple efective way to do this, is by installing a taper Gas Weld Plug.   The plug is designed with a 12 degree taper allowing the plug to inserted  wedge-tight into the hole, and then stick welded around the outside sealing it to the pipe.IMG_0716

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