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What type of Glue

  • Super Slow Set - Red Can Oatey

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  • Slow Set - Brown Can Oatey

    Votes: 2 7.7%
  • Fast Set - Green Can Oatey

    Votes: 8 30.8%
  • Fast Set - Dark Green Can Oatey

    Votes: 1 3.8%
  • Write in - Other Brand

    Votes: 10 38.5%
  • Elmer's Wood Glue

    Votes: 5 19.2%
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I use the fast set glue, bright green cans of glue from Oatey.



It's a pain to use the slower setting glue...I simply just do not need that "time" to rethink a connection.


Temperatures play a heavy role in those slower setting glues as well.
 

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Manufacturers Glue!

I always, always, always try and use the manufacturer of the pipe's glue. For example, with IPEX PVC which is the strong majority of the PVC & CPVC pipe I buy at the wholesaler, I like to use their Xirtec PVC Primer & Glue (medium or heavy bodied doesn't matter to me but I usually end up with heavy bodied). For non-pressure applications i.e. condensate drains I prefer to use the one step wet/dry.

Because the definition of "PVC" is fairly wide & varied in the codes/standards from what I have been told, it is a highly recommended practice to use the manufacturers glue, and if you don't believe me, contact the manufacturer of the PVC pipe & fittings you install and talk to them about it.
 

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IPEX SYS. 15 and SCH. 40 glues
 

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Hmmmm so far over 20% of the plumbers here use Elmers, interesting.....:laughing:
 

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Glue? You're supposed to glue the stuff? Who knew?:laughing:

I seen duct tape
I seen mighty putty
I seen silicone
I seen mortar mix
I seen inner tube and hose clamps
 

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ive been seeing more inspected jobs lately were the plumber used the rain or shine glue....ive always thought it wasnt for pvc dwv but what do i know
 

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ive been seeing more inspected jobs lately were the plumber used the rain or shine glue....ive always thought it wasnt for pvc dwv but what do i know

Irrigation guys are the only ones I see using blue glue. Did they purple prime the pipe first?
 
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