bell-and-spigot joint

Definition

The most commonly used joint in cast-iron pipe. Each length is made with an enlarged diameter or bell at one end into which the plain or spigot end of anotherpiece is inserted. The joint is sealed by cement, oakum, lead, or rubber caulked into the bell around the spigot.

Picture of bell-and-spigot joint
Picture of bell-and-spigot joint

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