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Unread postAuthor: boony4PM » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:15 am

When glueing pvc parts together is there an other glue I can use besides pvc weld glue? for e.g no more nails ,super glue? I've a limited budget and I'm only using whats in the garage.

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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:31 am

You might be able to get away with some of the stronger glues... but bad things happen if the joint fails... so spend 6$ or so and get yourself a primer-glue multipack.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:26 am

my experience with super glue is that it makes the pvc become brittle in a short amount of time. you could use caulk to seal the pvc connection and secure it with screws, or bolts (ive used this method before to much success). But im with boilinglead, pay six bucks and get the multipack, then you won't have to worry about the connections.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:34 am

If there was any epoxy/glue I would subsitute(which I wouldnt) PVC glue for it would be JB Weld. But I was exactly like you when starting out. Didn't want to pay the extra cost,drive out to a plumbing merchant and what not but these buggers convienced me to :P ....Now i've changed and realised there is no subsitute.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:41 am

Some epoxies adhere well to a properly prepared (cleaned and sanded) PVC surface, and will have very high bond strengths if mixed properly. However, there is no substitute for solvent welding when the supplies required to perform the process cost so little.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:11 am

Solvent weld it. I guess if it was a combustion, then you could get away with screwing it together and sealing with caulk. But, then you should still be careful.
Just pay the freaking $6 and don't risk it. Solvent welding is done for a reason. It's strong, quick, and very easy. Some of us may spend $6 on a single fitting, so quit cheaping out when you are buying something you can use for several guns.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:29 pm

On my hybrid my fittings cost me $20 each so just go and get the solvent kit.
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