Sub-Slab Soil Gas Testing Made Easy
The Vapor Pin™:
The Vapor Pin™ is a one-of-a-kind, patented, re-useable sub-slab soil gas sampling device designed for the environmental consulting community. Traditional sub-slab soil-gas sampling methods are time consuming, expensive, and prone to leaks. Cox-Colvin designed the Vapor Pin™ specifically to eliminate many of the problems associated with traditional sub-slab soil-gas sampling methods. Advantages of the Vapor Pin™ over traditional methods include:
- Unique design reduces the potential for leaks during sample collection, improving sample quality;
- Built-in seal eliminates the need for grout;
- Connects easily to sampling equipment;
- Easily installed and sampled within same day (can be sampled within 20 minutes of installation);
- Easily retrieved;
- Reduces damage to the slab;
- Reduces sampling time allowing collection of more samples for less cost, and thus provides a better understanding of site conditions.
The patented design of the Vapor Pin™ provides environmental professionals a means of collecting high-quality, low-cost soil gas samples within minutes. Plus, the Vapor Pin™ is made in the USA.
"The Vapor Pin™ is outstanding! Someone really did their homework to develop a product
far superior to anything else available for sub-slab vapor sampling. Every aspect is well
designed for easy installation, ongoing use, and removal."
- D. Nemetz
"My firm has completed several vapor surveys and found that the Vapor Pin™ is a significant improvement
over prior devices used for subslab soil vapor sampling. It is easy to install and use and
I have greater confidence in the samples obtained".
- Craig Stevens, Principal CSI Environmental
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Vapor Pin™ better than existing methods for sub-slab vapor sampling?
The Vapor Pin™ is superior to other sub-slab vapor sampling methods because: 1) it's constructed of a single piece of metal, eliminating potential leak points; 2) it's installed in minutes using common hand tools; 3) it uses a silicone sleeve to form an air-tight seal between the Vapor Pin™ and the side of the borehole, eliminating the need for grout or other adhesives; and 4) unlike other sampling devices, it's easily retrieved for reuse.
What do I need to install a Vapor Pin™?
The Vapor Pin™ is installed easily using common hand tools. We recommend purchase of the Vapor Pin™ Kit, which includes just about everything required for 10 Vapor Pin™ installations. The only tools needed (in addition to the Vapor Pin™ Kit) are a hammer drill and appropriate bits, and a dead blow hammer. See the Vapor Pin™ Standard Operating Procedure for details. Grout or other adhesives are NOT required.
What kind of drill and bits does Cox-Colvin use during Vapor Pin™ installation?
We use a hammer drill manufactured by Hilti (TE 50 Deluxe Grounded Combihammer, item # 383916), with hammer drill bits TE-YX 5/8" x 22" (item # 206514) and TE-YX 1-1/2" x 23" (item # 293032). Available by calling 1-800-879-8000 or by clicking here. Comparable drills and bits are available from other manufacturers as well.
Exactly what's included in the Vapor Pin™ Kit?
The Vapor Pin™ Kit consists of the following items, all conveniently contained in a Hard-sided Carrying Case: 10 Vapor Pins™; 20 Silicone Sleeves, 20 Vapor Pin™ Caps, 10 Flush Mount Covers; 1 Installation/Extraction Tool; 1 Brush; 1 Water Dam for leak testing; 1 Vapor Pin™ Standard Operating Procedure. We recommend that you initially purchase a Vapor Pin™ Kit to ensure all required components are obtained. After that, individual components of the Kit can be purchased as needed.
The Vapor Pin™ Kit includes
- 10 Vapor Pins™ (your choice of Brass or Stainless)
- 20 Silicone Sleeves
- 20 Vapor Pin™ Caps
- 10 Flush Mount Covers
- 1 Installation/Extraction Tool
- 1 Brush
- 1 Water Dam (for leak testing)
- 1 Vapor Pin™ Standard Operating Procedure
- Hard-sided carrying case
We recommend that you initially
purchase the Vapor Pin™ Kit to be sure you have all required components. After that, individual
components of the Kit can be purchased as needed.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal and checks and can ship your Vapor Pin™ Kit anywhere in the world. Click the link below to purchase your Vapor Pin™ kit now or contact us for more information.
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