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Red Hed's 100% Lead-Free Brass and NCT's Service Line Puller Kit

Red Hed's 100% Lead-Free Brass and NCT's Service Line Puller Kit

Do you work with a utility that needs to regularly lay new lead-free service lines without disrupting the surroundings? Are you an emergency contractor working with residential or light commercial services who needs to get the job done quickly and effectively? After the Flint water crisis, many water utilities are changing out service lines in favor of those that are completely lead free. For that reason, Red Hed and its sister company, New Concept Tools, have the perfect solution to help you make these changes quickly, effectively and with absolutely no lead in the system.


When you're replacing residential or light commercial service lines, wouldn't you rather have an option that minimizes digging, landscape or road damage and disruption of other utilities? Absolutely! Though several companies have developed service line pullers, none of them stand up to the one designed by our sister company, New Concept Tools.

New Concept Tools was started to develop tools specifically for the needs of water utilities, and the service line puller kit is no exception. The bull head is mechanically attached to the cable, making in-field repairs easy and keeping your crews moving. Now the professionals at Team Red Hed have developed a 100% lead-free male flare adapter that threads directly into the bull head and flared onto the new copper service line. The size of the flare matches the size of the line you're installing, making it easy to find the perfect fit.

Red Hed flared male adapter

Though compression fittings are fairly common in plumbing, flare adapters actually lock the copper into the fitting. By comparison, a compression fitting only tightens onto the outside of the pipe, creating a weaker connection. Once the service line has been replaced, you just need to use Red Hed 100% lead-free brass to ensure a high-quality connection that will provide years of safe, reliable water service to your customers.

If the existing service is lead, you probably won't be able to use your existing lead flare curb stop. We can provide you with a new Red Hed curb stop to meet your water district's specifications. If the corporation stop is a lead-flare type, we can provide you with lead flange adapters to go from the existing corporation's threads to a compression-style copper service line. If the existing corporation stop is no longer functional, you can install a new Red Hed corporation stop using a direct or saddle tap for your new copper or CTS water service. Whatever your needs, Red Hed is here to service you with the right valves and fittings you need to get the job done, even if it's a 100% lead-free custom-machined part created by our machine shop.

By using Red Hed 100% lead-free brass fittings with New Concept Tools' solid service line puller kit, you can tear through your task list without spending a lot of extra time making repairs or laying a lot of new sod. If you have questions about our extensive line of 100% lead-free brass fittings, please feel free to reach out to the professionals at Team Red Hed today for more details.


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