PVC pipe glues

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  1. Orson

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    Whats safe to glue a white PVC pipe frame together for aqua scapeing?
     
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    PVC weld
     
  4. Orson

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    Thanks
     
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    Make sure it has cured for 24 hours, after which you can try smell it.
    If you cant smell the glue its ready to go.
    PS do the glueing in well veltilated area.
     
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    tangit, excellent stuff basically melts the 2 pvc pipes together, be sure to sand each end of the pipe aswell as the inner of the PVC item to be bonded to remove the glossy coating off to allow a better bond.

    this is especially important when plumbing externally to adoid pipes to bond properly and avoid leaks
     
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    For this application, PVC weld is fine. For serious plumbing, I find it too heavy on the solvent and not nice and thick like Tangit. Tangit can get a bit gummy, though.

    My favourite of all is Uniplas distributed by Effast. Comes in slow and fast set. I've only used the slow one, but I think it's excellent.
     
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    Rather silicone it. You are using is as a rock stand. Not worried about being leak proof. And at least, one day you can pull it apart and reuse it.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice, I appreciate all it. I completely forgot about the sanding down part - thanks.

    I considered silicone and for the most part it would probably suffice but there are one or two parts which will experience a bit of tension and I don't want any possibility the supporting pipes slipping out. Perhaps a combination of the two. Thanks again.
     
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    i would say pvc weld the load bearing and structural joints and perhaps silicone wherever you may need to pull apart and service or in case you ever want to remove a section for some reason, but these things usually need to be built strong to ensure a long lifespan..
     
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