PVC Cement Types


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Old 02-03-07, 04:08 PM
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PVC Cement Types

I plan to use some flex PVC to re-plumb my hot tub. Of course, the couplings and such will be regular PVC.

Am I correct to assume that I use the PVC flexible cement on the flex, and regular PVC cement on the regular PVC? And I can prime both with the standard purple primer?

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Old 02-04-07, 08:53 AM
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yes to glue.

You can use either purple or clear primer. Purple primer is used on jobs that require inspection because the inspector can see that the pipe was, indeed, primed.

Good luck with your job.
 
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Thanks. I"ve got some left over purple primer so I might as well use that.

I was also told that I could just use heavy bodied cement for both. Is this correct, or is it better to use the method I described?

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Old 02-04-07, 04:17 PM
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Look into Rain-r-Shine. It is a thicker body, and can be applied with water present. Great stuff for repairs where you can't get all the water drained away from the damaged area.
 
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Thanks Larry. I ran across some cement in a blue can, can't recall the name, but it said it was multi-purpose; both for pvc and flex as well. Maybe I'll go with that.

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