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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:45 pm
Author: iknowmy3tables
I have taken that course, well actully skimed though it and I know what primer does, but if the cement primes/helps fuse the joints can I at least establish that adding priming doesn't matter that much?

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:27 pm
Author: jrrdw
Wrong, you must have scimed over that particular part.lol

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:59 pm
Author: SpudBlaster15
Using primer is very important, using primer PROPERLY is even more so. If you let the primer evaporate before applying the cement, you will have a weak joint. Primer softens the pipe to allow the solvent in the cement to more easily penetrate it, allowing the polymers to intertwine more effectively.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:27 pm
Author: iknowmy3tables
I see I geuss your right, but is it nessesary to blot on as much primer like the course says untill it looks like leaking eeewww from the joint?
And just asking does anyone know which ingredient in the primer in softening the pipe before it evaporates, would it happen to be acetone? cause that would be nice

I'm just curious for any loop holes

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:43 pm
Author: BC Pneumatics
Garrette, we at Spudfiles do not judge homosexuals. Leave him be.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:03 pm
Author: SpudBlaster15
iknowmy3tables wrote:I see I geuss your right, but is it nessesary to blot on as much primer like the course says untill it looks like leaking eeewww from the joint?
And just asking does anyone know which ingredient in the primer in softening the pipe before it evaporates, would it happen to be acetone? cause that would be nice

I'm just curious for any loop holes


Yes, you must apply several coats of primer to allow the solvent to penetrate the pipe before it evaporates.

All of the ingredients (minus the dye) are capable of dissolving the pipe, and are thus all important. Dont skimp, just buy the primer and use it properly. A single can will last for years.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:21 pm
Author: BC Pneumatics
My local irrigation store sells 1 gallon cans, and I doubt even those would last for years. That being said, this isn't the place to cut corners. Save your allowance for a couple of weeks, then gather up the $2.49 and grab a can at Home Depot.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:08 pm
Author: SpudBlaster15
Well, I guess it depends on the size/quantity of pipe and fittings you are solvent welding. I dont build too many PVC guns, so I dont go through it very quickly.

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:02 pm
Author: iknowmy3tables
okay leson learnd don't loop hole primer. well thanks guys for the input

Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:40 pm
Author: StealthSpud
THANK YOU garrettee for noticing that! are me and him the only one's that caught that because that is insanely disgusting yet slightly funny...but still that's just wrong....yet slightly funny ha

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:47 am
Author: BC Pneumatics
Yes, I'm sure you are the only two to notice...

Unread postPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:37 pm
Author: iknowmy3tables
I noticed it and it was creepy and only a little funny :pukeright: