ABS Cement

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Old 01-10-10, 07:44 AM
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ABS Cement

Is there any way to retard the setting time of standard ABS
cement ? If not, are there any suitable special cements that would have a slower setting time ?

Another question : Is there any way to cement ABS joints which are not completely dry ?

Any information on these two points would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Old 01-10-10, 10:43 AM
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Water Pipe

For cpvc water pipes, I have used loaf bread to hold water at bay while gluing a fitting. This is, of course, done with the water shut off. I stuffed the end of the pipe with bread, then dried the pipe, cleaned with cleaner, and then glued. The water dissolves the bread. I open the nearest faucet after the glue dries to flush out the bread. This may not be recommended by the pros, but it worked for me.
 
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Old 01-10-10, 11:24 AM
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All purpose cement (PVC, CPVC, ABS) seams to have a slower setting time but it might not approved in your location.
 
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Old 01-10-10, 11:43 AM
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If this is for DVW use just use Ferncos.
 
 

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