How to Join a PVC Pipe to a Stop Valve How to Join a PVC Pipe to a Stop Valve
A polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe is a combination of plastic and vinyl material that is commonly joined to a stop valve. The pipes are durable and can be used for a long time. A PVC pipe does not wear and tear over time. Hence, PVC is commonly used in piping of water systems, underground wiring and drainage lines. A Stop valve is installed to control the flow of water to the water system. When the valve is turned at 90 degree to the PVC pipe, the flow of water is blocked. When the valve is turned parallel to the PVC pipe the water flow is allowed. Joining a PVC pipe to a stop valve is an easy task if the steps given below are followed.
Tools and Maerials Needed
- Stop Valve
- PVC Cement
Step 1: Cleaning
Use a cloth rag to clean and wipe off the moisture and dirt from both the ends of PVC pipe. The ends of the pipe will be used to connect to the stop valve later on.
Step 2: Applying Cement
Apply cement at one of the outer end of the pipe and the inner end of the stop valve. This strengthens the joint between the pipe and the stop valve.
Step 3: Joining
Join the end of the valve to the pipe end and twist it about 90 degrees to distribute the cement evenly. Make sure the joint is fixed firmly. Leave the joint to dry for a few minutes. Now repeat the process from step one through step 3 to join the other end of the pipe to the stop valve.