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Mastered in a Minute

Mastered in a Minute


How To Connect PVC Pipe

comments (3) August 15th, 2014 in Blogs
JFink Justin Fink, Senior Editor


Produced by: Colin Russell and Justin Fink


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Use a utility knife or pipe-deburring tool to remove all burrs from the outside and inside of the pipe. Apply a liberal amount of primer to the inside of the fitting until you feel drag from the softening plastic. Then, do the same to the outside of the pipe, going slightly beyond the width of the connection. Finally, put another coat of primer on the inside of the fitting. Now, while the primer is still wet, apply a healthy coat of cement to the outside of the pipe. Then move to the inside of the fitting without redipping. Go for a second dip and hit the outside of the pipe again. Join the pieces together using a firm, 1/4-turn motion to fully seat the pipe in the fitting. Hold the pieces together for at least 30 seconds.


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Comments (3)

FarrellMackennon FarrellMackennon writes: I'm glad for tutorials like this. As an emergency plumber in London, I can't even begin to tell you how many people I've seen try to DIY their own pipe repairs and the like. Worst thing is that the case always ends up worse for the wear and by the time we are called in to come and fix things up, it's a veritable disaster area!
Posted: 9:42 pm on September 4th

RWHPI1 RWHPI1 writes: I agree with Melli on dry-fitting all parts first. Another omission from the video is wiping away dirt/grease from each surface, before starting. Not all plumbing parts sold, are packaged to prevent the problem.

Mastered in a minute is a great idea for some projects, but if any important steps are omitted from instructions, disaster can result with the finished product -- especially for the novice.
Posted: 1:07 pm on August 25th

melli melli writes: In a controlled environment (low temps), I could see the above working well, but with any moderately warm temps, the glue will have set before you can put it together.
Also, dry fitting before gluing should be in Vid as some pipe is not exactly loose fitting.
Posted: 11:01 am on August 25th

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