Special Packaging

For this reason, all of our large reels are braced on skids to allow safe handling avoiding damage.

We realize that these reels can travel great distances and be shuttled from carrier to carrier. We take the extra packaging steps in an effort to protect your product by securing the reel to the pallet and leaving a sufficient space between the product and the end of the reels flange.

Receiving

When receiving shipments of these products at the job site, the contractor or purchaser should exercise established precautions. Each shipment should be inspected and inventoried with care upon arrival.

The product was inspected and loaded with care at our factory using methods acceptable to the carrier. It is the carrier’s responsibility to deliver the shipment in good condition, and it is the receiver’s responsibility to ensure that there is no loss or damage.

Unloading

The means by which these products are unloaded in the field is the decision and the responsibility of the receiver. The following recommendations should be followed:

  1. Remove restraints from the reels. These may be straps, ropes or chains with padding.
  2. Using a forklift (or front end loader equipped with forks), remove the reels one at a time from the truck.
  3. During the removal and handling, ensure that the reels do not make impact with other objects, especially in cold weather.
  4. Place reels on level ground.
  5. Do not unload reels by hand. Care should be taken to ensure reels are not dropped or damaged.

Storage

The following procedures are recommended to prevent damage to your product:

  1. Store on original reels.
  2. Do not stack large reels.
  3. When small reels are stacked, ensure that the weight of upper reel does not cause deformation to the lower reel.
  4. Protect interior and sealing surfaces from dirt and foreign matter.
  5. If you anticipate storing outside under intense sunlight for over one year, we advise you cover it with canvas or other opaque material, being sure to leave adequate air circulation.
  6. Protect-N-Duct Plenum and Riser should never be stored outdoors and/or below (0C) or 32 F.

Handling

The following procedures are recommended:

  1. When using mechanical equipment, exercise care to prevent damage to pipe.
  2. Lower carefully from trucks and into trenches. Do not drop.
  3. In freezing temperatures, use caution to prevent impact damage. Handling methods considered acceptable for warm weather are unacceptable during very cold weather. As the temperature approaches and drops below freezing, the flexibility and impact resistance of HDPE is reduced. Extra care should be used.
  4. Extreme care should be used if Protect-N-Duct is handled or installed in temperatures below 0°C (32°F).

Disclaimer

The application information, references & ratings provided in sections of this catalog are not intended to provide all relevant information for the use and installation of our products.

Please consult the NEC®/CEC® and any applicable local codes before installation. If you have any questions about the proper use of our products, please call Customer Services at 1-877-583-9085.

Warranty

We guarantee the right to replace or, at our option, to repair any material which we find,
in our sole discretion, to be defective in material or workmanship, provided that a claim, and proof thereof, is made to us within thirty (30) days after purchaser’s receipt thereof.

Our obligation, with respect to material found by us to be defective, shall be limited to replacement or repair. In no event shall we be liable for transportation to or from our factory, installation, adjustments, or any expenses or damages for loss of use, and the foregoing shall be the purchaser’s sole remedy hereunder.
NO OTHER WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND IS MADE, EXPRESSED, OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, BY OPERATION OF LAW, OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICUL®AR PURPOSE.