Cherne Launches Mechanical Cleanout Plugs to Simplify High-Pressure DWV Testing with No Tools Required

CLEVELAND, July 29, 2020 — Cherne®, a part of the Oatey family of brands, today announced the launch of its Mechanical Cleanout Plugs, whose durable, effective and easy-to-use features make it simple to test a DWV system.     

Available in 2”, 3” or 4” configurations, Cherne Mechanical Cleanout Plugs are built for quick and easy mechanical operation. The plug’s two-stage locking mechanism locks firmly in for both test and drain positions, allowing for high-pressure testing up to 150 ft head/65 psi/15 floors (at 10 ft head per floor). Built with durable and replaceable rubber pads, the plugs fit PVC, ABS and cast-iron cleanout tees. They can be installed or removed in seconds without requiring any tools, and no backsplash draining will occur.

With best-in-class material strength and durability, as well as higher testing pressure capabilities than leading competitors, Cherne Mechanical Cleanout Plugs are the easy choice for simplified DWV testing.

To see the Cherne Mechanical Cleanout Plugs in action, check out this video. For more information or to find out where to purchase, visit or your local distributor.

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries, with a commitment to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.

Oatey is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.


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Amanda Keiber
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