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 cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: weetmon (OH)

how long should i wait to turn my water on after i glue fitting together with cpvc glue



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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: vic (CA)

Depends on the brand. Check the label.

Personally I like to recommend 24 hours no matter what the label says as "better safe than sorry."

I hope that you used both primer and solvent as that's "best" for a top quality weld.

Yes, I wrote "weld" because if done correctly, in the right conditions (dry, fresh and quality solvent and primer, clean pipe and fitting, both coated properly and so on) you are actually "solvent welding" the pipe and fitting together.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: SMSPlumbing (PA)

Read the directions on the can. Some say to wait an hour for cold, and six hours for hot.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

The manufacturer says 24hours.I would never turn it on where it could do damage in four minutes or less.where I plumb at high/dry atmospheric temp and hold and fit and wipe each joint.five is good with most installs.Where the lines are drawn, only your butt on the line to read between them!!!!!Have had, zero failures.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: joe plumber (NE)

I wait 24 hours ,better safe than sorry .JMO

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: waukeshaplumbing (WI)

how do you do a repair if you wait 24 hours?

if you have to do a waterheater and its cpvc do you tell them to go to a motel for a day?

30 minutes minimum- 60 minutes recommended

ive had them blow off at 15-20 mins

i havent had any issues ever after 1 hour

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

Waulk.you never step on toes.you pay for the motel room and.?

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: joe plumber (NE)

If it breaks because the waiting period wasn't followed ,you will pay for the motel room and alot more .JMHO.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: waukeshaplumbing (WI)

cpvc is a very flawed product and since i switched to pex i realize it more and more...i used to love cpvc, now i think its junk.............the only ones left using it are the price cutters who do new homes for $1,000 under cost

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: RWP (SD)

Copper is tried and proven.

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Retired after 50 years of plumbing and heating.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: hj (AZ)

quote; the only ones left using it are the price cutters who do new homes for $1,000 under cost

You must mean "under YOUR cost", (which means NOTHING to them), because if they did it for $1,000 under THEIR cost they would be giving it away and would be broke after just a couple of houses.

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 Re: cpvc how long to do it wait for the glue to dry
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

wualk that is funny.we have more than 1000 on the trim?

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