Connecting HDPE drain pipe to PVC fittings

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Old 10-30-13, 05:35 PM
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Connecting HDPE drain pipe to PVC fittings

Has anyone had any experience with this?

I am constructing a French Drain and I bought perforated and solid HDPE pipe and PVC fittings for it at my local HD. I believe that the common Cleaner, Primer, and Glue used to attach PVC will not work to connect rigid HDPE drain pipe to PVC fittings.

It's going to be a common drain with drainage stones and filter fabric around it and I'm wondering since I want the seepage out of the pipe if I could use stainless steel screws at the connections. I only need to hold it together if the earth might settle and shift even after I tamp it down.

eHow is showing a specific epoxy process to glue HDPE but I'm not sure if that's for HDPE to HDPE only. Anyway it looks too involved and unnecessary for this application.

I'll try to contact the manufacturer tomorrow to see what they recommend. Thanks in advance for any info.
 
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Old 10-30-13, 06:11 PM
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I just found the answer - Pro-Poly at innerduct.com
 
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Old 10-31-13, 08:35 AM
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The Poly-Pro is an epoxy.
I called Oatey Tech Support this morning and they manufacture a lot of adhesives for pipe but was told that they make no adhesive for HDPE.

I have run a few short drain lines in the past and they were shallow so I just slid the pipe and fittings together without glue but on one run of this job the excavation is deep and I want to be sure that the line stays connected after it's buried.
 
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