Cast Iron Soil Pipe & Fittings Handbook

Table of Contents

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  • Chapter I - Cast Iron Soil Pipe History, Uses and Performance
  • History of Cast Iron Soil Pipe

  • Early Production and Use in The United States
  • Growth and Dispersion of Foundries, 1880-1890
  • Emergence of The Cast Iron Soil Pipe Industry
  • Uses of Cast Iron Soil Pipe

    Requirements for A Safe and Durable Drain, Waste and Vent System

  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Expansive Soils
  • Resistance to Abrasion
  • Cast Iron Soil Pipe Joints and Their Characteristics

  • Types Of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings
  • Shielded Hubless Coupling
  • The Compression Joint
  • The Lead and Oakum Joint
  • Soundproofing Qualities of Cast Iron with Rubber Gasket Joints
  • Economic Advantages of Cast Iron Soil Pipe

  • Performance
  • Versatility
  • Low-cost Installation
  • Product Availability
  • Chapter II - The Manufacture of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

    The Cast Iron Soil Pipe Industry

  • Manufacturers of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings 
  • Production of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

    Distribution of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

    Number of Operating Units

    The Manufacturing of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

  • Types of Iron
  • The Modern Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Foundry
  • Melting Devices Used and Raw Materials
  • The Cupola Furnace for Melting Iron
  • The Start of the Operation of The Cupola
  • Casting Of Soil Pipe and Fittings

  • Centrifugal Pipe Casting
  • Sand-lined Molds
  • Metal Molds
  • Casting Process
  • Static Casting of Fittings

  • Sand Casting
  • Permanent Mold Casting
  • Cleaning and Finishing Operations
  • New Technology and Improvements in Manufacturing Methods

  • The Melting Section
  • The Casting Section
  • Patterns For Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Pollution Equipment

  • Results of Technological Improvements
  • Chapter III - Typical Cast Iron Soil Pipe Layouts

    Storm Drainage

  • Building Sub-Drains and Sub-Soil Drains
  • Roof Drains
  • The Use of Traps

    Venting Systems

  • Venting and Drainage for A Battery of Fixtures
  • Chapter IV - Installation of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings


    Methods of Cutting Cast Iron Soil Pipe

    Joining Methods for Cast Iron Soil Pipe

  • Compression Gaskets
  • Hubless Joints
  • Caulked Joints
  • Underground Installation Procedures

    Above Ground Installation Procedures

  • Large Diameter Fittings
  • General Installation Instructions

  • Horizontal Installation of Large Diameter Pipe
  • Suggested Installation of Horizontal Fittings 
  • Seismic Restraints
  • Vertical Piping 
  • Testing and Inspection

  • Test Procedures
  • Painting Cast Iron Soil Pipe

    The Sizing of Soil, Waste and Vent Lines

    Installation Outside the Building

  • Excavation and Preparation of the Trench
  • Line, Grade and Alignment Of The House Sewer 
  • Testing and Inspection of the House or Building Sewer
  • Placing the Backfill
  • Maintenance of the House Sewer 
  • Infiltration and Exfiltration

  • Infiltration
  • Exfiltration
  • Chapter V - Trenching Recommendations for Cast Iron Soil Pipe

    Burial of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings

  • Cast Iron - Why to Select Cast Iron for Your Underground Installation
  • Chapter VI - Underground Installation Comparison: Flexible vs. Rigid

    Underground Sewers - Are They Inspected Correctly?

  • Trench Width
  • Trench Bottom
  • Compaction of Backfill
  • Deflection
  • Determination of Expected Loads and Crush Values
  • Chapter VII - Recommendations for Deep Burial of Cast Iron Soil Pipe

    Summary and Conclusions

  • Structural Design of Buried Cast Iron Soil Pipe
  • Ring Design
  • Three Edge Bearing Formula
  • Design Summary
  • Pressure Concentration Factor
  • Vertical Soil Pressure
  • Installation Example
  • Beam Stresses
  • Appendix A - Strength Analysis of Thin-walled Symmetrically Loaded Rings

    Horizontal Soil Support

  • Pipe Stiffness
  • Design Soil Pressure
  • Safety Factor
  • Appendix B - Techniques for Placement of Soil Around Buried Cast Iron Soil Pipe

  • Dumping and Shoving
  • Flushing
  • Vibrating
  • Mechanical Impact
  • Appendix C - Pressure Reduction Factor K for Compressible Soil Envelope

    Chapter VIII - Flow Theory and Capacity

  • Flow In Sewers and Drains
  • Laminar Flow and Turbulent Flow
  • Premises Governing Flow Determination
  • Formulas for Flow Determination
  • Flow Capacity of Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Sewers and Drains
  • Design of Sewers and Drains
  • Example
  • Chapter IX - Why You Need to Specify Cast Iron Plumbing for Your Home

    Why Cast Iron

  • The Quiet Pipe
  • Easy to Install
  • Strength, Durability and Safety
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Cost Myths
  • Availability Myths
  • The Best Value
  • Chapter X - Specifying Cast Iron Soil Pipe for a Quieter Installation

    Noise, Its Measurement and Control

  • Piping Materials and The Control of Plumbing Noise
  • Acoustical Characteristics of DWV Systems:

    Test Methods and Results

  • The Role of Neoprene in Plumbing Noise Reduction
  • Writing Specifications for Quiet DWV Systems
  • Chapter XI - Cast Iron Soil Pipe for Condensate Drain Lines

    Assembly and Installation of Materials

    Tested For Use in Condensate Drain Lines

  • Assembly Procedures and Comparative Costs
  • Description of Test Rigs and Chronology of Testing Procedures

  • Test Rigs
  • Testing Procedures
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

    Chapter XII - Suggested Specifications for Engineers, Architects, and Plumbing Designers for Sanitary Waste, Vernt, Sewer and Storm Drainage Systems

  • Below Grade
  • Above Grade
  • Joints
  • Specifications

  • Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute Standard Specifications
  • ASTM Standard Specifications 
  • Chapter XIII - Abbreviations, Definitions and Recommended Symbols for Plumbing

    Abbreviations Used In the Plumbing Trades

  • Definitions Used in the Plumbing Trades
  • Recommended Symbols for Plumbing
  • Chapter XIV - Statistical Tables and Calculations

  • Bibliography
  • Index

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