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Here at eeziflo-fittings we are your PVC Pipe, Fittings, Valves and Accessories experts. Our team has extensive experience and knowledge in our industry, we are always available via email and phone to give technical advice and share our expertise. However, we also regularly share top tips in blog posts and on social media to help you assemble and use our products correctly.
Below we have some of our top tips when gluing PVC Pipe, Fittings and Valves together with solvent cement:
Tip 1 - Always make sure you use PVC cleaner!
To be certain that a secure water tight connection is made, always use cleaner before PVC cement is applied. This will degrease the gluing area and allow the solvent to bond properly. Failure to use PVC cleaner before applying solvent cement can lead to increased risk of leakages.
Tip 2 – Always make sure chamfer the pipe at both ends!
Always ensure that you chamfer the pipe ends with a proper chamfering tool. Failure to do so risks a weaker connection as the cement will be partially pushed inside the pipe and fitting, which can increase the likelihood of leaks.
Tip – 3 Always read the labels of the cement first!
Never attempt to make a PVC solvent connection without consulting the labels of the cement first. This will indicate correct drying times depending on the temperature, diameter and pressure load of the system. Failure to consult the instructions of your particular type of PVC cement can lead to mistakes during the bonding process.
Tip 4 – Remember working temperatures!
Remember the working temperature for PVC systems is from +5°C to +60°C. If the temperature of a system goes beyond this range, then there is a risk that the solvent bonded joints will become weak with an increased risk of leakages.
We supply a range of PVC cleaners and solvent cement in our Accessories Range. Click on the link below to browse our range of PVC cleaners and solvent cements.
You may also wish to read some further information regarding the correct cleaning and gluing procedures for PVC pipe, fittings and valves by following the link below: