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glueing pvc pipe

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Jun 01, 2013, 10:43 PM
chris d
glueing pvc pipe
this may be a dumb question. is there a certain depth the pvc pipe goes into the fitting when glueing?
Jun 01, 2013, 11:19 PM
one inch, two or three inches?? It depends on what your using for fittings, and most I've seen have a "stop" ring so you shove the pipe into the fitting until it bottoms out usually about the half way spot or just before a bend.

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Jun 01, 2013, 11:42 PM
It varies by PVC pipe size, with the larger diameter having deeper collars. 1-1/2" will go in about 3/4" max. As Re-mdlr says, they all have stops so you cannot go too far.

Jun 03, 2013, 12:04 PM
if you're new to PVC then you should dry fit , or measure to the stop and make a mark on the pipe at that point. This will insure that you have the pipe all the way in when you glue it
Jun 06, 2013, 11:10 PM
the pipe goes all the way into the socke
t of the fitting...
cut pipe, deburr pipe, clean the pipe and te inside of the fitting with a clean cloth
apply pvc cleaner liberally to both pipe and socket
wait a minute and let it dry
apply pvc glue to both pipe and inside socket
push them togather, then..give it a little twist.
this releases any trapped air that may be in the glue joint

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