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Shear Guard TM  US Patent Pending No. 12/105,074
Shear Guard®
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Shear Guard for cast iron pipe
The Problem  
One of the major challenges every utility contractor faces today is the cost related to the failure of flexible connectors. As a matter of fact, most jurisdictions are requiring protection for flexible couplings from shear failure.
The Solution  
The Shear Guard® coupling support was developed as simple and inexpensive solution to address this challenge. Use Shear Guard® coupling supports to avoid the costs associated with remedial work.

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Onset Pipe Products, Inc. is committed to manufacture products with the underground contractor in mind. We are dedicated to the development of innovative products that address the everyday challenges within the utility industry.

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In the News

Offset Problems in  City of Denver

Shear Failure and Pipe Offsets Could Result in Expensive Repair Work

Denver's Dirty Little Surprise
(Denver Post January 6, 2009)

Mike Delgado is hunkered in his city-owned utility van, turning knobs and a joystick that guide a camera-laden gizmo through the dank sewer line beneath King Street.

The northwest Denver line was laid on July 1, 1913, and shows its age. Spider-web fractures are probed by whisker-thin tree roots. Millions of white bugs scurry away from the illuminating intruder. Delgado stops the machine at a gaping fracture.

"That's trouble," he said. "We can't have sewer leaking anywhere."

In the end, Delgado found three damaged taps and a fractured main line. And so began a process that would cost the homeowners on King Street more than $20,000 — just as sewer problems cost hundreds of other home owners around Denver thousands of dollars each year.

Every day, Wastewater Management video cameras troll Denver's 1,900 miles of sewer lines, inspecting century-old vitrified clay pipes and brand new PVC pipes.

The goal is to scope every line every two years. No line — old or new — is immune to damage caused by roots, settling dirt and undetected leaks that conspire to disrupt the dirty traffic in Denver's oldest infrastructure.