Plumbing Should we wrap buried Fernco couplings with something?

Stephen Tashi

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When buried, should rubber pipe couplings be wrapped with something to protect the band clamps?
Is it useful to wrap rubber pipe couplings like those made by Fernco with something when they are buried in order to keep dirt out of the band clamps? If future repairs involving he coupling are likely, it seems a nice touch to keep the band clamps easy to operate.
 
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Unaware whether this is typically done, but seems like a reasonable thing to do.
 
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Denso tape.

For those moments when you say a silent ‘thank you’ to the tech before you.

Also affiliated to such moments as:
Copper grease on exhaust manifold fixings
Labels on wiring looms
Isolator valves on household plumbing
Spare fuses/brushes/seals etc in a zip bag, taped to the inside of the device.

Bliss.
 

jrmichler

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And stainless steel band clamps.
 

CWatters

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Denso tape is frequently used to protect buried oil, gas and water pipe joints in here in the UK. I'm afraid it can be messy stuff.
 

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