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Old 07-09-2003, 06:18 PM   #1
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How long for PVC Glue to dry?


Ok I made some plumbing modifications. So now I am wondering , how long should I let it dry before I run my water through it?
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:29 PM   #2
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minutes ,,,,i would wait a half hr myself,,,,IMO
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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1/2 hr sounds good. I have never had a problem running it even after 15 min but to be safe and not impulsive go with 1/2 hour
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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yup, play it safe, 'specially if it's outlet pressure type line,,,,
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:24 PM   #5
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I have always been under the impression that you have to wait for several days. Not for worry of leaks but for the chemicals in the glue. Is this not the case? I have been wanting to make a new CLS. But, I didn't want to wait for days to hook it up.
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:30 PM   #6
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Pvc glue bonds and dries inside of 2 minutes. Its takes 15 minutes to cure. It doesn't actualy glue things together it bonds them because the glue basicaly melts the top layer of pvc.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:42 PM   #7
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i will not say how long i wait before running water through it. needless to say 30 minutes is plenty of time.

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Old 07-09-2003, 10:05 PM   #8
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hmm i knew it set in a matter of minutes, but i thought i was supposed to wait 24 hours for the toxins to be safe for using in the water... hmmmmmmm
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:06 AM   #9
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nah jay thats just what is told to do it your selfers. I have worked with a plumbing company before and when we would go in to fix breaks on pvc we would glue and go. Basicaly once the glue hits any form of plastic it has a chemical reaction and strats to dry right away. 90% of all the toxins are released during the setting time and after a couple seconds it is fine. Although most will say to run some throw away water through first before useing but it isn't realy all that necessary to do so.
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:50 AM   #10
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I realized when I was hooking up my refugium that I'd have no provision for flushing the water before it went into my main tank, so I put it all together except for the last joint and flushed that with tap water. Glued up the last joint and let it set for thrity minute, until I couldn't smell glue any more and fired it up. I did put some carbon to help absorb the organics, and maybe my skimmer increased production for awhile (couldn't really tell) but nothing seemed harmed, and that was a week ago.
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