Working with PVC
PVC stands for
and is used in almost every industry.
Most of us may
recognizes the application of PVC in our home waste systems. PVC is used
in waste and water supply systems as well as France drains and down
spouts, and in some states it is used for heat and
hot water mechanical application not to mention various chemicals.
The techniques illustrated below is for putting PVC pipe together.
Fig.1 below shows the cutting of PVC pipe with a
saw. (There are special saws used to cut PVC pipe, however, for a
one-time job, you can use any small tooth saw that will cut through the
Fig.2 below also shows cleaning the pipes burrs
with a file or knife.
Fig.3 below shows pipe being lined up with the
mark on the pipe, the marks on the pipe are put there by the installer
to indicate what direction they want the fitting to point to.
And fig.4 below shows PVC glue being applied
to pipe. Glue dries in seconds
(this is why you line your pipe up with the marks). Glue both the
fitting and pipe.
Put pipe and fitting together immediately
after gluing while lining up fittings with the marks on the pipe. As an
option, primer can be used to insure a well glued joint.
below will also shows a rubber coupling fitting used as alternative
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