How to Connect PVC Pipe to other Fittings
Connecting PVC Pipe is a multi step process requiring some tools. All of these landscape supply tools can be found in our catalog. Before you start with the process, it is best to lay all of the required items out in front of you to inventory them. To begin, you will need to choose what type and size PVC Fittings you will need. It is pivotal to the process to choose the correct sizing, because it will influence what type of cement and primer you will need. For the sake of this article, I will assume that you are connecting some type of PVC Fittings Schedule 40 with a Schedule 40 Pipe Length. The first step is to apply the primer to the fitting and pipe ends. The correct Primer in this instance would be the Weld On Primer, Purple, #P-70. The PVC Primer will soften and prepare the PVC Fitting or PVC Pipe Length for the cement that will be used when connecting the Landscape Supplies.
This brings us to the last and most vital Irrigation supply of the exercise; the cement. Choosing the cement may be the most important step in the process. PVCFittingsDirect.com recommends using cement made by IPS Weld-On or RED HOT GLUE by T. Christy. I will assume that when you are working with PVC Fittings Schedule 40 or Schedule 40 Pipe Lengths you will use the Weld On Low VOC Solvent Cement GLUE #705 or #721.
Before applying the cement, you need to stir it well. After stirring, liberally apply it to BOTH the pipe end AND fitting socket. Add one more layer of cement to the pipe end, and then quickly assemble the fitting and pipe, ensuring a full and complete connection. Finally, wipe away the excess and let it dry! (Drying times will vary depending on the glue making it IMPERATIVE that you read the manufacturers instructions!) It's as easy as that. Good luck with your PVC Fittings project!