Pneumatic vs. Mechanical Pipe Plugs

There are important factors to consider in choosing the best pipe plug for your application.

Pneumatic vs. Mechanical Pipe Plugs

Pneumatic pipe plugs are most often used for blocking, bypassing, conducting line acceptance or leak-location testing using air.

In 1953, while working on an institutional job, Lloyd Cherne vulcanized a tire’s Schrader valve to a child’s inflatable rubber ball to create the first-ever pneumatic plumber’s test plug.

Since then, the use of both pneumatic and mechanical pipe plugs has expanded for...

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