Grice Industries, Inc.
1145 Chambers St
Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 341-4644
Fax (541) 342-6034

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Water Line Replacement
Water Service Line Repair
Trenchless Water Line Replacement
Galvanized Pipe Replacement
Lead Pipe Replacement
Poly Pipe Replacement

View the Grice Pipe Replacement Tool in action

Poly-Pipe Replacement

Expose corp on water main. Disconnect damaged line and remove meter stop. Thread GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL cable through damaged line and connect new service to the threaded portion of tool. Pull slack out of cable line and attach cable clamp to it. As cable is pulled, the GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL will split the old poly pipe and pull the new line behind at the same time.

Lead and Galvanized Replacement

Expose lead or galvanized line on both sides of street. Thread cable through service line and connect new service pipe to tool. NOTE: GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL will not split lead or galvanized, but will push the old service out intact, allowing new service pipe to follow in its place.

Methods of Pulling Cable

GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL can be pulled from main or meter side of street. A backhoe, truck or winch can be used to pull GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL through the damaged service while simultaneously laying new pipe.

Basic Steps for Replacement from Water Main to Meter

Dig down to the corp at the water main and also expose the service line at the meter location. Disconnect service line and thread 3/8" cable through. Attach new service line (copper, poly, or PVC) to the GRICE PIPE REPLACEMENT TOOL and place cable grip on pulling end. Use a chain or nylon strap from cable grip to source for pulling.

Other Replacements

Expose ends of service line to be replaced and follow basic steps for replacement.

A Word from Our Wire Rope Supplier

"Severe bending and curling over a tight radius or angle will cause damage to the wire rope. This action would have a severely detrimental effect on the life of the wire. The relative movement of each individual strand and wire must remain within a radius not to be limited to less than 19 times the diameter of the wire. In most cases, 19 x .385 or 7.315 inches of minimum ratio between the rope and the curvature of excessive bending not only restricts correct wire support but also limits the relative movement of the adjacent individual strands. In order for the wire to complete a bend, two factors are related for continued wire rope life. One is the initial bend within its correct radius and the other is the normalizing of the wires in the straightened or passive position. If either of these is altered, premature rope life will come into play."

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