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Old 10-27-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Reading another thread it was mentioned to use a PVC repair coupling. I've always wondered what the proper way to glue a repair coupling is? How do you glue and then slide it and make sure you have enough glue to make a leak proof joint?
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PVC repair couplings are not like a copper slip coupling.

They are kind of a repllacement pipe with a compression type coupling on both ends.

No glue involved.
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PVC repair couplings are not like a copper slip coupling.

They are kind of a repllacement pipe with a compression type coupling on both ends.

No glue involved.
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Reading another thread it was mentioned to use a PVC repair coupling. I've always wondered what the proper way to glue a repair coupling is? How do you glue and then slide it and make sure you have enough glue to make a leak proof joint?
http://www.homedepot.com/p/NIBCO-2-i...PHD2/100677975

The glue process is basically the same. Use a slow set glue
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Before installing hold the coupling against the pipes and make a mark with it needs to be to have about equal coverage on both ends.
Slide it over one side.
Prime, then glue.
Slide it in place and give it a slight twist to spread the glue in the joint.
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Use a lot of primer on the pipe and the coupling to get a real good pre-softning of both then apply glue to both liberally. Once started you must do it very quickly.
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Handing out plumbing advice now, eh????

You back home or in So Cal?
Hey Griz.... How ya doing.... Your memory is sure doing great.

Just got back from several months at my son's in SoCal.... (We had added 2400 ft onto his old POS two blocks from the beach shack... but we were doing the old 800 ft main house. Replaced all the old CI/supply/ and electrical, new cabinets/counters/appliances/backsplases and flooring. Almost done)

(ps to the OP... Guess I've never used a "hub" for a glue slip coupling on PVC... always used the "pipe style" coupling... seems to me that you had better be perfectly aligned, or with one free end rather than locked in a ditch... but maybe PVC is more forgiving than copper with a slip coupling. ????


Hope ya doing well ...

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Before installing hold the coupling against the pipes and make a mark with it needs to be to have about equal coverage on both ends.
Slide it over one side.
Prime, then glue.
Slide it in place and give it a slight twist to spread the glue in the joint.
Joe.... Actually I'm kinda confused.... if you slide it over one side (with glue already applied I assume.... otherwise how do you get the first side glued) do you really have ability to slide it back over the other side and still get a good "weld".....

I'm sure your right... and I'll have to try it.
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Yes because your pipe your sliding to has glue. I use proflex couplings on one side and glue only the other side. The odds are your slip stuff will leak.

But I will always let you live and learn.
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Yes because your pipe your sliding to has glue. I use proflex couplings on one side and glue only the other side. The odds are your slip stuff will leak.

But I will always let you live and learn.
Thanks Ghost..... That makes better sense at least to me.

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