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PIPE
GUIDES

PIPE GUIDES




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PIPE GUIDES


Proper pipe guiding is essential to an installation of expansion joints or pipe loops. When properly applied, the guides will prevent the pipe from buckling, and are required to ensure the manufacturer's warranty. Flexicraft provides the proper pipe guides to augment our full offering of metal and rubber expansion joints.

Guides normally permit axial movement of the pipe, while restraining both lateral and angular movement. The Slidex guides also act to support, as well as guide, the pipe.

The quantity and location of the is dependent upon the proximity of the expansion joint to an anchor, the diameter of the pipe, and the length of the pipe run. See below for proper spacing.

Pipe Guide Diagram

PIPE GUIDE SPACING
PIPE DIA MAX.
DISTANCE TO
1st GUIDE

MAX.
DISTANCE
BTWN 2nd &
1st GUIDE

MAX. DISTANCE BTWN SUBSEQUENT GUIDES
@ 50 psi @ 100 psi @ 150 psi @ 300 psi
1" 0' 4" 1' 4" 21' 15' 12' 10'
1-1/4" 0' 5" 1' 5" 23' 17' 13' 12'
1-1/2" 0' 6" 1' 9" 28' 20' 17' 13'
2" 0' 8" 2' 4" 32' 23' 18' 15'
2-1/2" 0' 10" 2' 11" 35' 28' 22' 20'
3" 1' 0" 3' 6" 38' 28' 23' 17'
3-1/2" 1' 2" 4' 1" 45' 35' 27' 19'
4" 1' 4" 4' 8" 52' 38' 31' 22'
5" 1' 8" 5' 8" 63' 45' 38' 25'
6" 2' 0" 7' 0" 68' 48' 40' 28'
8" 2' 8" 9' 4" 87' 62' 45' 28'
10" 3' 4" 11' 8" 107' 75' 60' 48'
12" >4' 0" 14' 0" 118' 85' 70' 50'
14" 4' 8" 16' 4" 122' 88' 72' 55'
16" 5' 4" 18' 8" 137' 96' 80' 60'
18" 6' 0" 21' 0" 145' 105' 85' 65'
20" 6' 8" 23' 4" 160' 118' 90' 70'
24" 8' 0" 28' 0" 181' 125' 105' 75'


Family Image MODEL SPIDER10 - The Spider 10 pipe guides are the most popular guides for use with expansion joints. They keep piping in alignment and prevent buckling, but they do not support other loads.


Family Image MODEL SLIDEX 1 - The Slidex 1 Slide Guide is in the family of Teflon PTFE slide guides that also act as supports, and is best suited for 1" to 4" diameters.


Family Image MODEL SLIDEX 2 - The Slidex 2 Guide is in the family of Teflon PTFE slide guides that also act as supports, and is best suited for 5" to 8" diameters.


Family Image MODEL SLIDEX 3 - The Slidex 3 Slide Guide is in the family of Teflon PTFE slide guides that also act as supports, and is best suited for 10" to 24" diameters.

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