How do you glue your pvc pipes together? - Plumbing Supplies
What is primer?
What does primer do?
Why do I need a primer?
The purpose of the primer is to take off the the shine and other release agents from the joining surface of the pvc fittings. Therefore the primer not only cleans the surface but enables the mating surface to be weld together using plumbers glue. This delivers a solid connection ensuring a quality job. It is critical to apply primer
A quick tip, you can use sandpaper prior to applying glue to achieve the same outcome. However applying primer is easier and quicker!
It is common practice of plumbing inspectors to check for the red smear of a primer at each pvc joints. If they don't see the red dye they query and check with the plumber whether primer has been applied and sometimes ask for the job to re-installed at additional cost and effort.
- Red primer fluid and pvc cleaner
- Clear primer fluid and pvc cleaner
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- Plumbers glue blue cement
- Clear plumbers glue cement pvc
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Here's to your success!