Buteline Pipe Pull - clamp the fitting

Strength in Plumbing.


This Bute 'Pipe Pull' demo was conducted on the premises of our R&D division, and features one of our company utes (a Nissan Navara).


A length of 15mm Buteline pipe was connected end-to-end using a straight inline coupling (BS16), and clamped at both ends using our standard BFR16 clamp tool.

 
One end of the pipe loop was put around the towbar of our Nissan Navara, while the other end was put over and around a steel bollard.

Buteline Pipe Pull - loop pipe over bollard


We got in the Navara and slowly drove forward to see what would happen and if the Buteline joint would pull out. 

Buteline Pipe Pull - pull the pipe


As the ute inched further away from the bollard, the pipe stretched... 

Buteline Pipe Pull - result

... and stretched to over twice its original length... and then eventually snapped.

On inspection we discovered that the force had gotten so much that the pipe had burst before anything had happened to the joint. The joint itself was fine.

That is the strength of a Buteline joint. It won't pull out. It won't 'dis-assemble' -- and it can take so much force that you can tow your car with it.

This Buteline Pipe Joint Strength Demo video shows you what happens when a powerful Holden Commodore and a handbraked 3.85 tonne forkhoist is used.