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    • #277353
      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        why wont the glue stick to the plastic pipe?keeps busting loosenull

      • #296034
        Avatar photoDUNBAR

          Use primer first……buy new glue………only the glue made for the piping you are using.

        • #296035
          Avatar photoRetired plbg1

            At the box store they have lots of different pvc glue and most people wont ask they just get the cheapest one and use it, Dunbar is right get the glue and primer for the pipe you are installing, ask if you dont know.

            Art retired plbg

          • #296036
            Avatar photoSelgas

              PVC Glues should be solvent based – there are many on the market that are not solvent types. The solvent eats into the outer skin of the PVC and virtually melts the joints together. The use of a Primer assist in the cleaning of the PVC and aids the glue to do it’s job.
              Get the right product for the right job and you will not have a problem.
              UNLESS………….you are applying pressure (water pressure) before the specified cure time for the glue to do it’s thing. If this is the case you will never succeed no matter which glue type you use!!!!!!!

              Selgas Services Ltd
              Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

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