caulked joint

caulked joint

caulked joint
A type of joint used for cast-iron pipe having hub-and-spigot ends. After the spigot-end of one pipe is placed inside the hub-end of the other, a rope of oakum or hemp is packed into the annular space around the spigot end until the packing is about 1 inch (2.5 cm) below the top. Then molten lead is poured into the annular space on top of the rope. Finally, the lead is pounded farther into the joint with a caulking iron.
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Tenders are invited for Repair and plugging of lead caulked joints and cracks of CI pipe lines and repair of sluice valve of different sizes at different locations feeding to Water Works Sector 12, 37, and 26 from various tubewells under the jurisdiction of SDE, MCPH Sub Division No 2, Chandigarh.
The existing mains had become a major maintenance burden for the owner due to leaking lead caulked joints, said Greg J.
Workers removing PCB-containing sealant between concrete blocks in a Swedish building found that they could remove 99% of the PCB by cutting and grinding away the caulking material, as well as a few millimeters of the concrete surrounding the caulked joints (Sundahl et al.
Oakmont's high-quality design standards for NorthPort will include cross-dock loading, provisions for tri-dock loading, 32' minimum clear height, (221) 9'x10' dock-high doors and (4) 12'x16' drive-in doors with ramps, factory-finished white metal roof deck, painted columns, interior walls painted white with caulked joints, Ashford Formula floor sealer, fully reinforced floor slab, full vapor barrier protection and floor tolerances of FF-50/FL-40.