Plastic Pit Setter for Moderate to Cold Climates

For 5/8" or 5/8"x3/4" Meters

How To Order A Plastic Pit Setter

To order a Plastic Pit Setter, answer each of the following questions to create a Catalog Number for the Plastic Pit Setter that meets your setting requirements.

Example: PSBH-222-18-72-NL = a standard single lid style Plastic Pit Setter with an angle ball valve inlet, outlet angle check valve, for a 5/8"x3/4" meter, inlet and outlet connections for flared copper, 18"x72" pit diameter and depth.

NOTE: To maintain the frost protection principles of meter pit design select a 20" pit diameter for 3/4" and 1" singlemeter settings and for 5/8"x3/4" tandem meter settings.

NOTE: Covers for Plastic Pit Setters are listed and sold separately in Catalog Section D. A modest selection ofcovers is shown here in this catalog section.

What type of pit setting is required?

  Setting Type Code
  Standard for Single Lid Cover PS
  Standard for Double Lid Cover PD
  *** Tandem for Single Lid Cover PTS
  *** Tandem for Double Lid Cover PTD
  *** Dual Service Line for Single Lid Cover PDS
  *** Dual Service Line for Double Lid Cover PDD

What type of inlet valve is required?

  Inlet Valve Type Code
  Angle Key Valve V
Angle Ball Valve B
Angle Compression Valve G
  No Inlet Valve (subtract) -

What type of outlet valve is required?

+ (Insert Dash)
  Outlet Valve Type Code
Angle Ball Valve B
  Angle Key Valve (subtract) V
  Angle Compression Valve G
  Angle Check Valve H
  Angle Dual Check Valve HH
* Angle Cartridge Dual Check Valve HC
  No Outlet Valve (subtract) -

What meter size is required?

  Meter Size Code
  5/8" Meter 1
  5/8"x3/4" Meter 2

What type of inlet connection is required?
(See Note Below)

  3/4" Inlet Type Code
  Flared Copper 2
  PET/CTS Pack Joint 4
Male Iron Pipe 8

What type outlet connection is required?
(See Note Below)

+ (Insert Dash)
  3/4" Outlet Type Code
  Flared Copper 2
  PET/CTS Pack Joint 4
  Male Iron Pipe 8
1" MIP inlet only on 5/8"x3/4" Dual Setters

What pit diameter and depth is required?
Depth is measured from ground level to service line.
The service line is 2" higher than the bottom of the pit setter.
Pit Dia. & Depth Smooth Wall Tile Code **Corrugated Tile Code
18"x36" 18-36-NL 18C-36-NL
18"x48" 18-48-NL 18C-48-NL
18"x60" 18-60-NL 18C-60-NL
18"x72" 18-72-NL 18C-72-NL
20"x36" 20-36-NL **20C-36-NL
20"x48" 20-48-NL **20C-48-NL
20"x60" 20-60-NL **20C-60-NL
20"x72" 20-72-NL **20C-72-NL

Contact factory for other pit dimensions and types not listed.

* Cartridges available with enhanced chlorine/chloramine resistance. Add "CR" to the end of the alpha code. Example: PSBCHCR-288-20-36-NL.

Grip Joint - for CTS and PEP can be ordered by adding "-G" to the catalog number.

**Pitsetters manufactured from 20" corrugated tile require Ford iron covers for 21" ID Tile.

***20" pit diameter is recommended for Tandem and Dual Settings.

▼5/8"x3/4", 3/4" & 1" Setters with angle ball valve will be reduced port unless otherwise requested. Reduced port valves usually provide suitable water flow.(Add "-FP" to the catalog number for full port.) The 5/8" Port Angle Ball Valve is a one-way directional valve designed for the inlet side of the meter and should not be used as a customer shut-off on the customer side of the meter.

NOTE: Inlet and outlet connections are 3/4" in size, for 5/8", 5/8"x3/4" meter settings on 5/8" x 3/4" dual setters, inlet will be 1" with two 3/4" outlets, unless otherwise specified.

A variety of inlet and outlet couplings for Copper, PEP, PVC, and Lead are available. See Catalog Section J. Engineering Drawings are available for standard and/or custom pit setter designs.

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