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1.00″ Rings – Pack of 20

Gap-A-Let® is a split ring that is engineered and designed to give you a pre-measured 1/16″ minimum gap for socket welds. Made
from a certified stainless steel, Gap-A-Let® resists corrosion from chemicals, radioactive materials, and water.
Gap-A-Let®’s spring tension makes it fit tightly into all standard sized fittings from 1″ to 5″. (Non-standard sizes are available upon
request.) Once inserted into the fitting, the Gap-A-Let® ring becomes a permanent part of the joint. It will not rattle or vibrate even under
extreme pressure.
Designed for use on any socket weld application, Gap-A-Let® rings are
suitable for Power Piping (Nuclear, Conventional), Industrial
Hydraulics, Welded Railroad Air Brake Piping, Petrochemical
Plants, Fertilizer Plants, Shipbuilding, and the list goes on and on.
Cut fit up time by 90%
Save thousands of dollars in cracked weld repairs.

Socket welds that once took 15 minutes or more to fit-up now take just seconds. There is no measuring, scribing, or re-measuring. Just pop
the Gap-A-Let® into the fitting and insert pipe into the fitting. Gap-A-Let® socket weld contraction rings automatically set the required 1/16″
minimum gap so you’re ready to weld.
And because these rings are so easy to use, they eliminate some of the problems of socket welding. No longer is there the problem of error
commonly caused by guessing the gap. Nor is there the need to scribe into hard-to-mark metal pipe walls with the danger of encroaching
on minimum wall thickness. With Gap-A-Let® rings quality control inspectors can concentrate on the quality of the weld and not spend all their
time measuring for proper gapping. And since the costly problem of cracked welds due to improper gap is practically eliminated, your pipes
can safely transport fluids the first time and every time.

A plus tor piping engineers
Gap-A-Let® rings help piping engineers determine end-to-end length of pipe without guessing.
Constant, proper gap gives precise length whether in field run or tab shop assembly.
Three easy steps make proper 1/16″ minimum gap socket welds in seconds.

• Every socket weld gap, the proper 1 /16″
minimum required by ANS131 .1, Section Ill,
ASME, US Navy & Military Codes
• No more scribe and pull out procedure
• No more measuring or guessing gap distance
• And no more cracked welds due to contraction of improperly gapped joints.
Easy to Store, Easy to Distribute Gap-A-Let socket weld contraction rings come in packages of 20 per resealable
plastic bag – no messy case of loose rings … no spilling of rings on floor while working. Just hand your welders and fitters the number of packages they need
for the day and they’re ready to make perfect, premeasured socket welds to code. And the pre-counted contents make inventory and re-ordering easier, too.
Helps prevent over- and under-stocking.

• Proper socket weld fit-up in one-tenth the time.
• Accurate 1/16″ min. gap without time-consuming measuring,
scribing and pull-out.
• Eliminate cracked welds resulting from improperly gapped joints.
• Meets military and commercial construction code standards.
• Patented – United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan and Canada.
• Sizes from 1/4″ NPS to 4″ NPS in stock for immediate shipment.
• Instrumentation tubing sizes 3/8″ to 2″
• Boiler tubing sizes as required.

Every packet of Gap-A-Let® socket weld contraction rings comes with a certified test report verifying the chemical analysis and physical properties of material shipped. While we do guarantee the test reports on the product material, any product can be misused, which in this instance could result in an improper weld. This certification and the use of a Gap-A-Let® ring in no way guarantees
the quality, condition or durability of the weld. G.A.L. Gage Company will assume no responsibility
for damage to the piping system or to component parts due to the use or misuse of this ring.

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