Wooden plugs have many uses. Tapered wooden plugs offer excellent characteristics for temporary containment of leaks from drums, barrels, pipes, or other containers. The tapered shape of these wooden plugs allows insertion into the hole and can be pounded in for compression of the diameter to a secure seal. Softer woods such as pine and poplar are typically used as they will seal against a hard metal surface.
Wooden Plugs For More Than Spills
In addition to containing spills, plugs are a cost-effective means of sealing municipal pipes temporarily when disconnecting them for maintenance or discontinuance of service. The tapered nature allows adaptation to many-sized holes possible with a single plug and an even broader spectrum with a couple of different-sized plugs on hand for any emergency.
While not spill containment in the sense of keeping liquids in, emergency plugs for boats are lifesaving measures to keep water out in the event of a breach. This may happen via hull damage or more commonly broken hoses, clamps, or fittings on through-hull fixtures that create a hole in your boat. The softwood plugs are pounded in and tend to swell with moisture for an even tighter fit until repairs can be made.
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H.A. Stiles has built a reputation as being one of the premier suppliers of wood components such as wooden plugs, wooden handles for tools, wood dowels, wood turnings, moldings, flatwork, and more for a broad range of applications.
If you need production-run wood components in bulk quantities, a woodworking architectural project, or custom wood parts for manufacturing, please give us a call for a no-obligation estimate. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.