FINAL REPORT ON STUDY OF WATER-TIGHT DRAINAGE PIPE JOINTS

INVESTIGATIONS WERE CONDUCTED ON FLEXIBLE WATER TYPE JOINTS FOR DRAINAGE PIPES. A SECTION OF TEST PIPE APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET LONG WAS INSTALLED UNDER A PAVED AIRCRAFT PARKING APRON AT HUNTER AIR FORCE BASE, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. ONE ECONOMICAL NEW TYPE JOINT FOR STORM SEWERS (CALKED BELL AND SPIGOT PIPE, SEALED WITH HOT-POURED ATLAS JC-60 SEWER JOINT COMPOUND) WAS DEVELOPED. CERTAIN SPECIFIC MAKES OF RUBBER GASKETS MAKE MORE SATISFACTORY FLEXIBLE PIPE JOINTS THAN OTHERS. LEAKAGE THROUGH CAULKED BELL AND SPIGOT BELL AND SPIGOT PIPE JOINTS WAS ALWAYS FOUND LESS THAN THROUGH SIMILARLY MADE TONGUE AND GROOVE PIPE JOINTS. THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE FROM PETROLEUM WASTES ON RUBBER GASKETS, BITUMINOUS JOINT MATERIALS, AND ON THE PROTECTIVE COATINGS OF CORRUGATED METAL PIPE HAS NOT BEEN DEFINITELY ESTABLISHED, NOR HAS THE STRUCTURAL ADEQUACY OF CORRUGATED METAL PIPE IN FINE GRAINED NONCOHESIVE SOILS WITH HIGH WATER TABLE. RECOMMENDATION IS MADE TO CONTINUE ANALYSIS AND OBSERVATIONS OF THESE POINTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Rept, 22 PP, 1 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Office District Engineer, Savannah
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1955-11

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  • Accession Number: 00204135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 9 1994 12:00AM