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How to Install a Gasket on a Manway Cover - [Video]

September 11, 2017 | by Paul Mueller Academy Staff

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Viton gaskets are much stiffer than standard gaskets, so they are usually more difficult to install on your manway cover. Paul Mueller Company has come up with a solution that will make it easier for you to install your Viton gasket or any other kind of gasket you are having trouble installing because it is not pliable enough to get on the manway cover.



Bob Layman is a Service Manager for the Paul Mueller Company.

Step 1:

Fold the gasket.

Step 2:

Place the folded gasket into a bucket of hot water for about 10 minutes. The water should be heated to about 160° F. Make sure to submerge the gasket fully under the water.

Step 3:

Remove the gasket from the bucket. The gasket material should be noticeably more pliable.

Step 4:

Install the gasket on the manway cover. Start from the back of the cover and work your way around both sides of the cover until the gasket is installed on both sides of the lip. Even though the gasket is more pliable, it will still take some effort to pull the gasket over the lip.

This trick should make it a little easier to install a Viton gasket on your manway cover.

If you have any other questions, please give us a call at the Paul Mueller Company.

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