PVC leak at joint

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Old 07-04-06, 10:10 AM
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PVC leak at joint

I rushed when I wash glueing a fitting on some PVC pipe (for feeding sprinkler lines). Can I just put some glue at the joint and try to create a fillet? Or do I cut it out and start over?
 
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Old 07-04-06, 10:13 AM
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Your quick fix to your rush job will be short lived at best.

You already rushed into the problem. Trying to do a quick fix is just a continuation of the poor work.

Fittings are not that difficult to cut off. Do it right lest you will be out there fixing it again.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 10:18 AM
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I have never seen sucess at gluing over a leak. Might as well do as suggested and cut it out. Good luck.
 
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are you using the purple primer? are you using the correct cement for the type of PVC you are using? and yes cut it and start over it will never seal trying to spread cement on the outside.
 
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