This glue is very flammable. Use with adequate ventilation, and keep away from open flames. Remember that your furnace, and water heater have pilot lights. That is an open flame.
Glue over a piece of cardboard, or plywood. This glue will drip when you assemble the pieces. Make sure you don't ruin the floor with drops of glue.
Old clothing is recommended. Dried glue does not come out of clothes.
For the best bond possible, use primer. This preps the surface and ensures a stronger connection.
A flush cut on the pipe is best. A PVC cutting tool is ideal. It will cut very cleanly through the pipe. If you want to cut the pipe with a saw, I recommend using a MITRE box. After cutting, debur the cut. Running your fingernail around the cut will accomplish this.
To make the connection, prep with primer on both pieces. Screw cap onto can. Apply glue to both surfaces. Screw cap onto can. ( you don't want to clean up the mess made when an open can tips over. ) Press both pieces together at a 45 degree angle offset from their intended location. When pipe is fully seated, rotate to the desired location. This ensures that the glue covers all the surface area of the connection. Maintain pressure on the connection for at least five seconds. The glue has a tendency to push the pieces apart before the bond has set.
If you make a mistake in the alignment of the pieces after the glue has set, you can fix this by adding a coupling. Just cut the piece of pipe, and join the pieces together using the coupling, this time ensuring proper alignment.
Last Edit: Sept 8, 2005 18:13:58 GMT -6 by Buggs41