"The Man Pan prevents storm water inflow to sewer systems by sealing between the manhole frame and cover..."

"Getting Tough on I&I"
by Mary Shafer,
Municipal Sewer and
Water, Sept. 2006

The Man Pan Classic: Unsurpassed Features


The Man Pan Classic is structurally designed to prevent bending or buckling under load. The patented convex positive arch center provides unusually rigid construction and less volume for collected water, which helps to prevent The Man Pan Classic from falling into a sanitary manhole system and causing maintenance problems.

In colder climates, the convex positive arch center reduces manhole cover heaving when temperatures are below freezing.

Lifting Lugs

Patented lifting lugs are embedded into The Man Pan Classic. Field staff can remove The Man Pan Classic with the same J-hook or pick that they use to remove the manhole cover without broken straps or strained backs. Or—because it is not necessary to reach into the collected muck to find the strap—without the temptation to drain the water and debris by punching a hole in the insert!

High Quality Gasket

The Man Pan Classic comes with a high-quality seal. This gasket attached under the flange is what ultimately prevents unwanted inflow. The Neoprene seal withstands seasonal temperature swings that degrade lesser materials.


The Man Pan Classic standard construction is ABS plastic, but it is available in different non-corrosive materials to meet your individual needs. Please call or email for a recommendation and specification according to your exact conditions.

Venting (Optional)

The Man Pan Classic utilizes the patented Red Valve Man Pan Tideflex® Check Valve for venting. The Tideflex valve provides a 20 CFM relief rate, and the flexible elastomer construction will not clog and can take extraordinary abuse without damage.

The Man Pan Classic is also available with vent holes.




Call or email for more information.
Phone: 724.942.9500 or 412.400.1239 / info@themanpan.com
The Man Pan • 309 Buffalo Ridge Road • McMurray, PA 15317 • Fax: 724.942.7591
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