Pressure testing a toilet flange (also known as a closet flange) is a critical part of installing a plumbing system. Historically, plumbers have had to carry around specialized tools and equipment to remove the test membrane after a pressure test, whether using a mechanical plug, plastic test plate or test ball.
What’s worse, if a test plate broke, the shards could end up clogging a mainline, resulting in pipes having to be excavated.
Solving these problems was the inspiration behind our Easy Open Test Membrane. This innovative product is designed to make toilet flange pressure testing faster, easier and more efficient for plumbers by eliminating the risk of test plate breakage and reducing the amount of specialized equipment needed to do the job.
What is a toilet flange?
A toilet flange, sometimes called a closet flange, is a pipe fitting that connects a toilet to the drainage system while, at the same time, securing it to a finished floor. This fitting can be made from various materials, from PVC and ABS to cast iron and brass.
What is a toilet flange test cap?
A toilet flange or closet flange test cap seals off the end of a toilet flange, creating an airtight seal that prevents sewer gas from entering the home. It also allows access to the plumbing beneath the floor of the bathroom.
The test cap should also be removed periodically to inspect the plumbing beneath the floor and identify any potential problems with the system. A test cap can also be used temporarily if repairs or upgrades are necessary.
A toilet flange test cap is installed by inserting it into the drain pipe and tightening it with a wrench or other tool. It creates a leak-proof seal around the end of the flange so any pressure caused by leaking water can be contained. The toilet flange test cap also allows plumbers to conduct pressure tests on the toilet flange.
A unique product offering for the plumbing industry
The Easy Open Test Membrane is a one-of-a-kind solution for plumbers that makes installing a toilet flange or closet flange test cap and running pressure tests cleaner, quicker and easier.
Our innovative design enables a mess-free removal of the test membrane after a pressure test. The test cap breaks out cleanly and easily, eliminating any risk it will break and fall down the drain, a common challenge for plumbers.
Another unique feature of the Easy Open Test Membrane is that it’s additionally offered in a flame retardant (FR) material. This makes an ideal choice for high-rise construction projects that have strict FR safety requirements.
Eliminating the need for specialized tools
Not having the right equipment to complete a plumbing project can be a big roadblock for contractors. Time spent sourcing tools you don’t have on hand can cause delays, impact delivery schedules and eat into profitability.
The Easy Open Test Membrane eliminates the need for specialized tools and can be easily removed with a small knife. This means contractors don’t have to worry about carrying around a range of plugs in their trucks to successfully install a test cap and carry out a pressure test.
What’s more, the Easy Open Test Membrane doesn’t require a hammer, which significantly reduces the risk of damage and minimizes knockout fall through and plastic shattering down the drain pipe.
Industry-leading pressure testing
Thicker and stronger than similar products on the market, the Easy Open Test Membrane can withstand over 15 psi of force, all while keeping the plumber dry in the process.
Learn more about the Easy Open Test Membrane
We’ve implemented the Easy Open Test Membrane in our EO Closet Flanges and Line Cleanout Tee. To learn more about this innovative product or if you have a question for us, please get in touch with our team.