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    • #275998

      I am replumbing my kitchen as I am remodeling it.
      I bought all the 1/2″ PVC elbows and couplers Home Depot had and they will not get any more in for a couple of days, but I need water now. I put the elbow on wrong -angle-. I used all the couplers on the hot water run.
      Is there a way to unglue this. I talked to the plumber at Home Depot and he said I might be able to soak it off using primer. Any idea how long to soak it or will this even work. Also, will the purple come out of work clothes or is it there permenantly?

      Thanks guys, I need the water back on!

    • #293248
      Retired plbg1

      First thing the guy at home dpot is not a Plumber, because if he was he would not be working there for those wages. Primer will not loosen those fitting, saw them off and start all over. Next time ask for clear primer.

    • #293249
      Robert Stephen Morton

      Mate. you must have different regs in America! Even the manufacturers don’t recommend PVC for hot water.Your Home Depot man must know though.
      Talk about the blind being led by the blind.
      Have a good day.


    • #293250

      Ya what used PVC for a HOT water line – yer mad – the PVC will sag and warp and proly melt – geez where do ya get this “expert advice” from – Monkeys???
      Get a REAL plumber to the job proper for ya it will be worth the costs cause you will not have the worry!!!!!!!

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    • #293251
      Robert Stephen Morton

      Carefull Pete. You’ll have Sylvan come down on you for calling yanks – Monkeys.
      Sylvan Forgive him for he noes not wot he has said.


    • #293252

      You can reuse the fittings but its a hit and miss affair with such small fittings.

      cut the pipe flush with the fitting, brush some of the solvent cement INSIDE the pipe inside the fitting, stike a match and ingnite the cement. Force a screw driver between the pipe and the fitting a “pop” out the piece of pipe.



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