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1.

SCOPE OF SPECIFICATIONS

1.1. This specification illustrates the methods to be used for anchoring of underground pressure pipes by
means of anchor blocks, anchor rods and clamps or other mechanical restraint methods at every change
in direction of 45 and over, or where required because of unusual pressure or soil conditions.

1.2. With the exception of flanged or welded steel pipes and fittings, socket welded plastic pipes and fittings,
or flanged or butt and strap jointed FRP pipes and fittings, all pressure pipes fabricated of other materials
and with push-on type joints installed below ground level shall be anchored or restrained.

1.3. Ductile iron or cast pipes and fittings shall be restrained by using mechanical joint restrain anchor rods
and pipe clamps, or other approved joint restraint devices, except as noted in paragraph 1.4.

1.3.1. Other pipes using cast iron or ductile iron fittings shall be restrained with anchor rods from fitting to fitting
or with approved joint restraint devices at joints.

Where non-iron fittings are used, or where iron fittings are located far apart (in excess of 75 feet),
concrete anchor blocks or approved joint restraint devices shall be used.

1.4. Concrete anchor blocks may be used where pipes will be installed in solid bedrock.

Concrete anchor blocks shall not be used to support vertical building risers.

2. CODES AND STANDARDS

2.1. Codes and standards, other than those mentioned below, governing the work of this section shall be
followed without deviation in executing this work.

2.2. Pipe anchors and restraints (anchor rods, harnesses, etc.) for pipe conveying water for fire protection
systems (WFP) shall be installed in accordance with current regulations of the insurance underwriter
having jurisdiction (F.M., N.F.P.A., or others).

3. ANCHOR RODS AND PIPE CLAMPS

3.1. Rods, clamps, straps and washers shall be of carbon steel to ASTM A575.

3.2. Cast iron washers shall be Class 'A' grey cast iron to ASTM A126.

3.3. Bolts shall be carbon steel American Standard Machine Class 2 fit to ASTM A307 Grade B and nuts
ASTM A563 Grade A heavy hex.

3.4. Rod couplings or turnbuckles shall be Cupola malleable iron to ASTM A197.

3.5. All rods, clamps, straps and washers, bolts and nuts shall be covered with two coats of heavy duty
asphalt mastic protective coating, Flintkote Flintguard 410-14, or equal. Surface preparation and
application shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendation.

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DESIGN STANDARD
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TABLE A
PIPE SIZE 4 6 8 10 12
CLAMPS 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 5/8 x 2 1/2 5/8 x 3
ROD (DIA.) 3/4" 3/4" 3/4 1 1
BOLTS X 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/4" x 3 7/8 x 4
STEEL WASHERS 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/4" x 3 1/2 3/4" x 3 1/2
DIMENSION A 4 3/4" 4 3/4" 4 3/4" 4 3/4" 5 3/4"
DIMENSION B 2 3/4" 2 3/4" 2 3/4" 2 3/4" 2 3/4"
DIMENSION C 4 13/16 6 7/8 9 1/16 11 1/8 13 3/16
DIMENSION D 7/8 7/8 7/8 1 1/8 1 1/8
Notes:
1. Bolt or rod holes shall be 1/8 larger than the bolt or rod diameter.
2. Rod washers shall be either round or square with holes 1/8 larger than the rod diameter.
3. Pipes larger than 12 diameter require more than two anchor rods or a combination of rods other than shown
above; consult the Engineer.
4. Rod diameter and number based on NFPA requirements. Note that F.M. guidelines may require larger rods.

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TABLE B

DIMENSION "X" : ANCHOR ROD LENGTHS IN FEET

MINIMUM DEPTH OF THE PIPE BURY : 3 FT.

BEDDING AND BACKFILL MATERIAL : WELL GRADED SAND; FOR OTHER MATERIAL
CONSULT THE ENGINEER

PIPE SIZE 6" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20"
O.D. FT. .575 .754 .925 1.1 1.275 1.45 1.625 1.8
FLUID PRESSURE 200 PSI
22 1/2 BEND 5.5 7.0 8.5 10.0 11.0 12.5 13.5 14.5
45 11.0 14.0 16.5 19.5 22.0 24.5 27.0 29.0
90 22.5 29.0 35.0 41.0 46.5 51.5 57.0 62.0
FLUID PRESSURE 250 PSI
22 1/2 BEND 7.0 9.0 10.5 12.5 14.0 15.5 17.0 18.5
45 13.5 17.5 21.0 24.0 27.5 30.5 33.5 36.0
90 28.5 36.5 43.5 51.0 58.0 64.5 71.0 77.0
FLUID PRESSURE 300 PSI
22 1/2 BEND 8.5 10.5 12.5 14.5 16.5 18.5 20.0 22.0
45 16.5 21.0 25.0 29.0 32.5 36.5 40.0 43.5
90 34.0 43.5 52.5 61.0 69.5 77.5 85.5 92.5

1. JOINT RESTRAINT DEVICES

1.1. Joint restraint devices for ductile iron and PVC pipe include locking wedge mechanical joint retainer
glands (e.g., Megalug), locking gaskets for push-on joints (e.g., Field-Lok gaskets), and serrated
clamp type restraint harnesses (e.g., EBAA 1500, Robar 4400, Uni-Flange 1300). Such devices
shall be UL/ULC listed and Factory Mutual approved where required for the application.

1.2. Joint restraint devices shall be installed in accordance with manufacturers instructions.

1.3. All nuts and bolts shall be high strength, low alloy steel in accordance with ANSI/AWWA C111/A21.11.
When used in very aggressive soils, the restrainer and joint shall be poly-wrapped in accordance with
ANSI/AWWA C105/A21.5.

2. CONCRETE ANCHOR BLOCKS

2.1. Anchor blocks shall be made of concrete with a minimum of 2500 PSI, 28-day strength.

2.2. Anchor blocks shall be so placed that all pipe joints will remain accessible for inspection and repair.

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2.3. Concrete for anchor blocks shall be placed against undisturbed soil faces.

2.4. The following Table is based on bearing area against the undisturbed vertical wall of a trench in soil
equivalent to sand and gravel cemented with clay having a soil resistance of 2000 pounds per sq. ft. and
a water pressure of 200 psi.

BEARING FACE AREA OF THRUST BLOCKS IN SQ. FT.

Tees, Plugs,
Nominal Pipe Size 1/4 Bend 1/8 Bend Caps & Hydrants
4" 2 2 2

6" 5 3 4

8" 8 5 6

10" 13 7 9

12" 18 10 13

14" 25 14 18

16" 32 18 23

1.1. For other soils, the values in the above Table should be multiplied by the following factors

Soil Factor

Soft clay 4
Sand 2
Sand and Gravel 1.33
Shale 0.4

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