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Old 12-20-2011, 08:26 AM   #16
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Purple primer is for below ground work,clear primer is for interior work.
Next time if you have to use the plastici waste/overflow id suggest using the version with the slip joints instead of glue up,make life easier on yourself

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Thanks for the suggestions, I do appreciate it I thought clear primer was the same stuff as purple primer but without the dye, and that you could use purple primer for both interior and exterior work, or am I wrong? And I had wanted to use a w/o that had slip joints but I thought that a solvent welded w/o setup was the better long term option since I don't have access to the w/o once the tub is put in. Aren't solvent welded PVC connections considered superior to slip joint connections? I know using a slip joint setup would have been much easier, but I thought I was sacrificing reliability by doing that, but I could be wrong since I am no plumber.

Thanks for the silicone grease suggestion Chemist, I will definitely go get some soon

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Thanks for the suggestions, I do appreciate it I thought clear primer was the same stuff as purple primer but without the dye, and that you could use purple primer for both interior and exterior work, or am I wrong? And I had wanted to use a w/o that had slip joints but I thought that a solvent welded w/o setup was the better long term option since I don't have access to the w/o once the tub is put in. Aren't solvent welded PVC connections considered superior to slip joint connections? I know using a slip joint setup would have been much easier, but I thought I was sacrificing reliability by doing that, but I could be wrong since I am no plumber.

Thanks for the silicone grease suggestion Chemist, I will definitely go get some soon
I don't know about the purple dye but it is used for all applications in my area. In fact, inspectors look for it to make sure you actually used a two step glue process. It was specifically addressed on our gas code test(pvc appliance vents)They treat the clear product as a cleaner and purple as a primer.
Also, per UPC, compression W&O assemblies and ptraps must be accessible, so in my mind, that makes them inferior to your solvent weld assembly. You made the right choice
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around here its only used in ditches so inspectors can see work was primed,for above ground work if theres any doubt its been primed theyll make you water test.
and yes its same stuff,just has the purple dye in it.
My secret with any kind of removable slip joint is to run hot water through the system after everything is assembled then retighten the nuts before it cools.
i do the same thing on p-traps or other plumbing under sinks ,never gives me a problem.
as far as tubs go there is normally an access underneath or from wall behind tub before everything is finished up to check for leaks
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Thanks for the clarification guys. Oh, and just to let you guys know, I do not have access to the back of the tub from what I see. It will be a nightmare setting the trap I believe, and a nightmare doing the "wet test" to see if there are any leaks once the tub is installed. The house is on a slab and there is no lower floor... and the long side of the tub will be up against an outside wall, and the side where the drain will be closest to has a ton of brass piping ( or copper, I don't know how to tell). I've attached a pic to show you what it looks like. The wall on the other side of where the drain and overflow is just the wall under my kitchen sink. Although I could technically access the tub through the wall under the kitchen sink, I don't know if I should cut out the drywall where all the piping is.

What would you guys do in this situation? Would you cut out the wall where the piping is to gain access to the W/O for wet testing?
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