Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,266
Share |
Question

fitting PVC pipe for water supply


when fitting PVC male into a female fitting, e.g. elbow and such, the ideal, of course, is to insert the male all the way into the fitting until it can't go any more.

my question is, for water supply (here is more of an issue than for DWV because of the pressure(, e.g. using 3/4" PVC pipe, if for accessibility or whatever other reason i was unable to stuff the male into the female ALL THE WAY IN (typically another 3/4" depth) and it went in for example only half the way but it's not leaking, is that solid enough to rely on it won't burst in the future ? and typically, is there a rule for what the minimum insertion depth ought to be?

thanks

amakarevic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 601
Default

fitting PVC pipe for water supply


Quote:
Originally Posted by amakarevic View Post
when fitting PVC male into a female fitting, e.g. elbow and such, the ideal, of course, is to insert the male all the way into the fitting until it can't go any more.

my question is, for water supply (here is more of an issue than for DWV because of the pressure(, e.g. using 3/4" PVC pipe, if for accessibility or whatever other reason i was unable to stuff the male into the female ALL THE WAY IN (typically another 3/4" depth) and it went in for example only half the way but it's not leaking, is that solid enough to rely on it won't burst in the future ? and typically, is there a rule for what the minimum insertion depth ought to be?

thanks
The minimum insertion depth is the full fitting allowance, anything else can fail. You might be ok with 1/2" into the socket or so on 3/4" pipe, but it depends on usage, water pressure, amount of glue and primer you used, and luck. Make sure you're deburring the pipe well, using enough glue on pipe and socket, and using primer to clean the pipe. Give the pipe a twist as you insert it, it should bury itself in the fitting easily

the_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 10:18 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL.
Posts: 163
Blog Entries: 1
Default

fitting PVC pipe for water supply


i personally do not use pvc male or female ftgs. under ground.they brake to easily !
rudolph58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL.
Posts: 163
Blog Entries: 1
Default

fitting PVC pipe for water supply


oh,glue ftgs. sorry ! some times they are to loose,some times to tight.just make sure you bury the pipe into the ftg. and keep pressure on it for at least a count of 5.
rudolph58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible to join PVC drain pipe to old iron pipe? darsunt Plumbing 7 03-01-2014 01:53 PM
How to stop sump pump discharge pipe freezing??? relbeig Plumbing 8 11-12-2012 12:03 PM
AC Coil drain pipe questions fritzycat1 HVAC 14 11-12-2010 03:51 PM
protruding shower drain and supply pipe mooseofplenty Plumbing 2 07-21-2010 11:45 PM
distance b/ween buried conduit and water supply pipe amakarevic Electrical 4 07-26-2009 11:30 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.