Thermal fusion and stab fittings are the only acceptable method used to connect pipe sections. Thermal fusion connections are either socket or butt fused together to form a joint stronger than the original pipe. Stab fittings are fairly new and are proving to be reliable. Using barbed fittings, clamps and glued joints are unacceptable and will eventually cause the loop to leak and fail.

SB Mechanical and Geothermal Inc. only uses the tried and true method of thermal fusion for joining sections of pipe.

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