With plumbing, you've got to know PVC pipe how to join it without leaks!
To properly join PVC pipe you will need a saw or tubing cutter, primer, glue and120grit Sand paper.
STEP 1: Cut the pipe to length, remembering to add the portion that will go inside the fitting.
STEP 2: Wipe any dirt or debris off the end to be joined. Make sure all pieces are dry.
STEP 3: Use the sandpaper to remove any burrs or irregularities.
STEP 4: Apply the primer to the pipe end (outside) and the fitting (inside). Prime the entire depth of the join area.
STEP 5: Allow the primer to dry completely.
STEP 6: Apply liberal amounts of glue to the pieces to be joined.
STEP 7: Push the pipe firmly into the fitting, making sure to fully seat the pipe.
STEP 8: When the pipe is fully seated, turn the pipe about a quarter turn.
STEP 9: If possible, hold the fitting with the pipe vertically above. This will cause the glue to “pool” in the seam and provide a better joint & seal.
STEP 10: Always pressure test the pipe before covering it up.
Now you know about PVC pipe and how to join it without leaks. Happy plumbing.
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