Mark Donovan of http://www.HomeAdditionPlus.com steps through the process of gluing Plumbing PVC pipes for small home plumbing
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Plumbing-Gluing PVC Pipes By HomeAdditionPlus.com
Small home plumbing project is something most do-it-yourself homeowners can tackle. However, there are a couple of basic skills you first need to learn. One is to solder copper pipes together that form your supply lines and the second is to glue PVC pipes to form your drain lines.
Hi, my name is Mark Donavan from HomeAdditionPlus.com and today, I am going to talk to you about how to glue PVC joints together to form your drain lines.
The first thing you need to do is cut your PVC pipe. You can use a hacksaw or a handsaw of some sort or even a steel saw. Just make sure you wear an eye protection when you do.
So once you have cut the PVC pipe, you should clean up the end of it using a carpenter’s knife or any knife. I will use a carpenter’s knife. I just wipe it along the inside of the PVC pipe to get a little bit of the dirt. We also need to the same thing around the outside of this.
After removing all the burst around the PVC pipe, just lightly wipe it off with a rag to clean it up. Then using your PVC primer cleaner, grab a little around the inside and the outside of the PVC pipe to clean it thoroughly and we will let this dry for a minute and then we will apply the glue.
Now that we have cleaned the end of the pipe and the fitting that we are going to glue to it, we will add cement to the outside of the pipe and the inside of the fitting. We apply a little amount of cement around the pipe, as well as on the inside of the fitting. And then turn it about ¼ turn as we put the fitting and hold it for about 10 seconds. Now the fitting is set up. Just take a rag and just quickly wipe away any excess cement.
So there you have it. That is the basic technique for gluing fittings to PVC pipes. One other thing I want to mention to you is that when you are attaching your fittings, test before attaching your fittings to the PVC pipe. Do not squeeze them all the way together. It would be very difficult to pull them apart. Normally, we test it if there is about an extra quarter inch that they could penetrate. As a result, when you are measuring your PVC pipes for your drain system, always have another extra quarter of an inch so once you glue them on and you slip through the mid, you go the full distance into the fitting joint.
So there you have it. Good luck with your small home plumbing project. If you have any other home improvement questions, visit as at HomeAdditionPlus.com. Thanks.