Bituminized Fiber Pipe

August 13, 2009

Bituminized Fiber Pipe (aka Orangeburg) was first introduced in the mid 1800’s. Due to its light weight and ease of use, it became very popular for use in sewer lines. Although preferred by many installers, its light construction proved problematic.

Photo Courtesy of Degussa-Hulls Corporation
Photo Courtesy of Degussa-Hulls Corporation

Although uncommon, there are still some functioning sewers made from bituminized fiber pipe.

 Drainage problems often occur when the pipe collapses. When this happens, complete replacement of the line is often the only sanitary solution.
Drainage problems often occur when the pipe collapses. When this happens, complete replacement of the line is often the only sanitary solution.