Wet Tapping

Wet Tapping and Hot Tapping are synonymous terms describing the cutting of a hole in an existing pressure main. A Tapping Sleeve and Valve are used to facilitate the cutting of the hole in the main while under pressure, providing a permanent branch connection. This can be performed on all types of pipe and under many flow and pressure conditions without interruption to the system.

Rangeline provides our Wet/Hot Tapping Services from 1/2 inch to 48 inch Tapped holes. Wet/Hot Tapping can be performed on all types of pipe materials and products. Here are some examples of the types of pipes, products and applications Wet/Hot Tapping can be used.




  • Cast Iron
  • Ductile Iron
  • P.V.C. and H.D.P.E.
  • Asbestos Cement / Transite
  • Pre-Stressed Concrete Cylinder
  • Non-Cylinder Concrete
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel and Copper


  • Water
  • Glycol
  • Sewer
  • Chilled Water
  • Re-Use Water
  • Steam
  • Gasoline / Jet Fuel
  • Natural Gas


  • New Construction tie-ins
  • By-Pass piping installation
  • Pipe Inspection
  • New pipeline construction
  • Sample points of quality control
  • Flow Meter installation
  • Thermowell insertion
  • Custom Engineering