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3 in. Rubber Test-Ball Pipe Plug

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  • Seals or holds pressure while testing a piping system
  • Steel chain acts as anchor to prevent plug from falling down line
  • Inflatable design allows for fast and easy installation
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About This Product

Cherne Single-Size Test-Ball Plugs are expandable rubber test plugs designed to test drain, vent and waste systems in every type of pipe. Utilizing a standard tire air fitting for easy connections, its inflatable design can be inserted through a test tee to seal out-of-round pipe and hard-to-access openings. These plumbing test plugs are available in a variety of nominal sizes to accommodate your DWV testing needs. Cherne Industries is a global leader in pipe plug, blocking and testing.

Highlights

  • Test ball plug
  • 3 in. nominal size
  • Tests DWV systems at pressures up to 13 PSI/30 ft.
  • Natural rubber body provides excellent expansion
  • Inflatable design can be inserted through a test tee to seal out-of-round pipe and hard-to-access openings
  • Utilizes a standard tire air fitting for easy connections
  • Ring and chain assembly helps prevent the plug from being drawn into DWV systems during tests
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Product Information

Internet # 100160348

Model # 270032

Store SKU # 433128

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Specifications

Dimensions

Fitting 1 size

3"

Fitting Size Dimensions

3"

Product Depth (in.)

11.1 in

Single Fitting Size

3"

Details

Application

Non-Potable Water

Color Family

Black

Color/Finish

Black

Compatible Pipe Material

PVC

Connection 1

BE

Connectivity

Push Fit

Features

Threaded, Underground Rated

Fitting or Connector Type

Plug

Fitting/ Connector Collection

PVC

Material

EPDM rubber

Maximum working pressure (psi)

13

Maximum Working Temperature (F)

120

Pack Size

1

Pipe or Fitting Product Type

Fittings & Connectors

Product Weight (lb.)

.52 lb

Reducing Fitting

No

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year

Questions & Answers

21Questions
caret
Q:how to pump it? what kind of connection? can I use air comrepssor?
by|Nov 17, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Air compressors or hand pumps can be used. Use calibrated gauges and proper hoses to monitor pressure, inflate, and deflate the plug from outside of danger zone.

by|Apr 28, 2024
    caret
    Q:Looses air when disconnecting Pump? How to get Schrader valve to hold air in and let pump disconnect? The valve will not hold air when i try to multi-stroke pump the bike pump. What could i be doing wrong?
    by|Jan 21, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  That silver cap that is on the valve also doubles as a valve core tightening tool. If this solution does not work, please contact technical@oatey.com

    by|Jan 27, 2023
      caret
      Q:Could this be used to drop down a cleanout to stop backflow from the sewer, or would I not be able to retrieve it?
      by|Apr 28, 2021
      3 Answers
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      A:  Works very well as a sewer plug. That's actually what I use mine for. You will need the air hose extension that you can purchase separately. You will probably also need to remove the safety ring and add a length of wire as the chain is very short. Rebar tie wire works for me. No worries about retrieval.

      by|Apr 29, 2021

      A:  Yes, it will fit down into the cleanout, then pump up with the Cherne 3 ft. Rubber Test Plug Extension Hose (Model #274038). You can use a bicycle pump. The large ring will prevent the plug from being lost down the pipe. When done, deflate the plug from end of hose, keeping your hands away so they aren't severed off.

      by|Apr 29, 2021

      A:  Yes it could. The max back pressure this plug will handle is 13psi or 30ft of water head. The plug comes with a chain with a ring that will prevent it from entering beyond the ring.

      by|Dec 14, 2023
        caret
        Q:How large is the ring, that it’s supposed to prevent from falling down the sewer?
        by|Jul 24, 2020
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        A:  RING IS 4 AND 3/8 INCH DIAMETER

        by|Jul 25, 2020

        A:  The ring is 4.25" in diameter. Yes it stops the plug from entering the sewer.

        by|Jul 24, 2020

          A:  large enough to not go down a 4" pipe, I wouldn't try using it on a larger than 4" pipe.

          by|Mar 18, 2024
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  The inside diameter of the ring is 4-1/16". If I remember correctly it would fit inside the Tee but too big to fit down the pipe. Be sure to get the extension hose (Cherne 3" p/n: 274038). That way you can release the pressure on the test ball and keep your hand.

          by|Jul 25, 2020
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            Customer Reviews

            4.4 out of 5

            • 4.4 out of 80 reviews
            • 91% recommend this product
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            Used to test shower drain
            So I'm building a new bathroom. I installed a shower drain on the new shower pan. I wanted to test to see if the drain would leak in the area where people either put silicone or plumbers putty. It was easy to use. Loosen the top silver cap; put in drain; inflate to 40 PSI then filled with some water. I gave it 4 stars because the product is too expensive for what it is. Worked great though. I'm sure it will work great for my plumbing drain water test.
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              The Cherne 4 in. rubber test ball plug is well made, I used an air hose extension with it to mak...
              The Cherne 4 in. rubber test ball plug is well made, I used an air hose extension with it to make it easier to use & inflate. I got this Ball Plug to test the waste drains in my new plumbing coming from a bonus room over a garage that has a bath, kitchen & laundry room. It's well made and does the job holding pressure for the inspection. It only takes a small bike air pump to fill it, I even used one of those handy car starting battery's that includes an air pump. It's well thought out having the 1 foot chain & ring to grab it out of the pipe or prevent it from going down the drain (pun intended!) Make sure you read the instructions as there are a few safety issues with this unit. The ball needs 30psi to blow up and can be used for up to 13 psi max back-pressure in the pipe. It was shipped double boxed with packaging to prevent it from bouncing around. The instructions are in English, Spanish, & French. Made in the USA
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              Junk - leaks
              Piece of junk. Drove 30 miles one way to the only Home Depot in our area to purchase so I could test my shower pan that evening. Heard hissing as soon as I applied any air pressure. Pulled it out of the drain and it had a piece of what looked to be horse hair embedded in one of the ribs from manufacturing. Won’t hold air, wasted half a day and couldn’t flood test so had to re-schedule my tile guy.
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              Response from OateyApr 2, 2024
              We're sorry to hear about your experience and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Please reach out to us directly at technical@oatey.com with further details so we can assist you promptly. Thank you for your feedback; it will help us improve our products and services for all our customers. Oatey
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                I’m pleased with the product. It helped me resolve ap plumbing issue.
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