A note to estimators
-- KIE-LOCK splices can be attached in 30 seconds; the
relevant time for splicing is dependant on how fast the top
segment can be lofted into position and placed to splice -- say 7
Two rectangular locking bars with rounded noses are supplied
for each splice for the circular key splices.
A drive plate -- see below -- is supplied for insertion in the
female splice plate to provide a flat driving surface on the
bottom pile segment. Normal hammer cushions and helmets are
The locking bars are most effectively driven for large
quantities of piles with an impact hammer, such as a Rivet
Buster, with a "pin driver" or "ground rod driver" bit. A drive
coupling can be supplied by PSI. For small quantities of
splices or in close quarters, a 5 lb. sledge can be used without
No impact hammer is required for the FDOT 24", 30” and 36"
DRIVING & SPLICING
Check to make sure all splice mating surfaces are clean of
concrete and strands are ground flush when piles are delivered.
Insert filler plate into Female splice, loft, and drive bottom
segment to waist height.
Remove filler plate and clean surfaces of debris manually or
with compressed air.
After pick-up of top segment, clean off any dirt from Male
splice surfaces and groove.
Align pile segments axially, and fit the top pile (Male) into
the Female recess of the bottom segment.
Make sure that splice faces to meet evenly and grooves match
(look through side slots to check). Insert both locking bars in
direction. For 24", 30” and 36" sq.
Splices: Insert four locking bars manually through the
4 entry holes on the sides and secure with the plugs that come
in the splice. Disregard 7 & 8 below.
Drive one locking bar about half way, then the
other bar all the way, and come back and finish driving the
first bar. The bars normally drive quickly and easily, but if
high resistance is found at a certain point, the top pile
segment needs to be realigned in the direction of locking bar
If using an impact hammer with recessed bit, the locking bars
will still protrude a little after hammering – finish driving
with a sledge. The locking bar length is calculated to have some
protrusion when fully driven – the inside corner of the end of
the bar should end up close to the outside edge of the splice
It is important to have splice surfaces that are clean and flush,
and that the top pile segment is aligned properly. Initial
driving site assistance by PSI personnel is available with 7-10
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