Aqua Tap is the most complete, and efficient, hot (wet) tapping machine
available. Performs taps (through corp. stops) for ¾", 1", 1½", and 2"
service lines. Includes Dewalt 18V cordless drill, cutters, corp. stop
adaptors, coupon ejector, and carrying case. Iron Pipe Size (IPS) and
Copper Type Size (CTS) corp. adapters are included.
Aqua Tap's Hot Tap Kits
Complete tapping system for Ford, Jones, and A.Y. McDonald corp.
Complete tapping system for Mueller and Cambridge corp. stops
Complete tapping system with eight corporation stop adaptors of
Operating Instructions (Drilling)
Take Drill Rod and attach Desired Corp. Adaptor. Attach Desired Hole
Saw. Spray Saw Tips With with approved lubricant, such as vegetable oil
(all taps). Join Unit To Corp. Stop (hand tighten only). Attach Drill.
Drill Hole (keep drill setting at LO Speed, and in Drill position.) (½
trigger for pvc taps). Aqua Tap's extensive, in the field testing, has
shown that a low RPM drill combined with the supplied hole saws, gives
the best results. To prolong cutter life and insure a smooth tap, do not
force, let the machine do the work.
Place drill in reverse. Grab onto saw with pliers. Pull Trigger. Remove
drill rod from drill and install Ejection Rod. Install Saw, & place
drill forward. Grab onto saw with pliers. Pull Trigger.
Do NOT use Aqua Tap for lines exceeding 100 psi water pressure.
"Hammer Mode" on drill while performing taps.
steel or ductile iron pipe, the useful life of the carbide tipped cutter is
diminished. The length of time needed to tap steel or DI will vary (wall
thickness, etc.), but should take approx. 3 min. PVC taps should take less
than 1 min. If delayed replace cutter.
lubricate the O-rings in the rod housing. Tighten down cap against O-rings
firmly to grip drill rod. If kickback occurs, replace O-rings.
through fittings is normal. This does not mean tap is complete. Continue
drilling until completely through the pipe wall.
Keep threads on
end of drill rod oiled.