Hand-Tite® Pipe Plugs

The Hand-Tite® Advantage

Hand-Tite® plugs are the most versatile and cost-effective expansion plug in the water and wastewater industry. 4″, 5″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, and 18″ Hand-Tite® Pipe Plugs are available to suit your needs.

  • Reusable and easily installed
  • Plastic (HDPE, Nylon 6), rubber (ASTM Spec. 361, Duro 40+5)
  • No metal parts except for the 15″ and 18″, which uses stainless steel and brass components.
  • Enhances the appearance of the pipe
  • Seals bell and spigot end of most plastic
  • Representative tests were in excess of A/C pipe 10 psi, Vitrified pipe 8 psi, PVC pipe 5 psi.
  • Can be buried indefinitely
  • All 4″, 5″, 6″, and 8″ Hand-Tite plugs are marked with the metric equivalent
hand tite pipe plug

The Hand-Tite® Advantage

The Hand-Tite pipe plug is easy to install, requires no tools, and is reusable. With a wide expansion range and competitive pricing, the Hand-Tite pipe plug is the best wing-nut test plug on the market.
hand tite pipe plugs


  • Made in the U.S.A. and no metal parts to corrode.*
  • Nearly 30 years of satisfactory service.
  • Converts into a low-pressure test or bypass plug, a standard feature on 10″, 12″, 15″, and 18″ diameter.
  • Seals bell and spigot ends of all plastic, iron or clay pipe of 4″, 5″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, and 18″ nominal diameter.
  • Rugged nylon and rubber construction.
  • No tools are required for installation.

* 15″ and 18″ plugs have stainless steel thumb screws and brass inserts.


Though originally designed for air-pressure tests, the consumers have found other creative ways of using it ex: plugging basement drains to prevent flooding, plugging fish hauling tanks, aquaculture applications, etc.

Check out some of the Hand-Tite® Pipe Plug’s unique applications

No Hand-Tite® components are on the California prop 65 list.

Pipe PlugExpansion Range
4″3¾ to 4¾
5″4¾ to 5¾
6″5¾ to 6¾
8″7⅞ to 8⅞
10″9¾ to 11
12″11¾ to 13
15″14¾ to 15¼
18″17¾ to 18¼

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