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Old 04-06-2005, 04:29 AM   #1
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glue for closed loop SCWD

Im putting together a pvc closed loop scwd system and I was wondering if regular pvc glue and primer are the right choice. Are they toxic still when dry?
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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PVC glue isnt toxic when dry, have one of my power heads with a home made diffuser in my 32 gallon hex.
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Dry PVC glue is fine. ALthough unless they changed the connections on the sqwd I dont see you being able to get the PVC glued directly to the sqwd. I had to convert the pvc to tubing and then connect the tubing to the sqwd via some good hose clamps.
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i just wrapped the ends of mine in this black sealing tape i found in the pvc section to make it even then slid over the pvc and glued it, works for me, that may be an option, found it at hoemdept, forget the name though
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I've used the pvc glue and primer for my closed loop and I haven't noticed a problem yet( since Aug 04'). I let the glue set for 48hr before running any water thru it to test the scwd.
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:40 PM   #6
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pvc glue is not toxic when dry. Thats why they use it for freschwater lines.

just as an idea, did you look into the flo attachement made by hydor? I have three of those on my returns and they work great. ($10 at marinedepot)
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cool thanks, the project is complete just waiting for the glue to set.
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