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Old 01-11-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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PVC pipe & cold weather


Hi all, my question is the pipe going to my outside faucet burst last week due to a draft in the foundation. there is a spot up further in the line where i plan on putting in a shut off valve but i'm worried about the weather & glue drying time or if it will hold at all. the pipe is 1/2 inch and the weather tomorrow is calling for 30-40 degrees. is there some type of chart showing drying times?

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Old 01-11-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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You should install a frost free spigot/setup to prevent the problem from happening

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Thanks for the info Dave, but for now i just want a shut off valve as this pipe isnt routed right & i would just as soon block the water going to it. where i plan on installing the valve is in a pretty insulated area but will opened up while i'm gluing the pipe hence my question.

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Try reading the label on a can of PVC cement. That might tell you what you need to know.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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Here is a link with drying times at different temps
Appears 30f is the Min temp needed

http://www.ehow.com/about_5531523_cu...vc-cement.html
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