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Old 03-01-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Glue for plumbing

Get guys, if I'm going to hard pipe the pluming on my tank is there any special glue I should use? Or will any PVC glue work just fine and not harm anything in my tank?
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PVC glue will work just don't use the primer just sand your fittings first to make sure there clean
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PVC glue will work just don't use the primer just sand your fittings first to make sure there clean
Ok thanks
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:34 AM   #4
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Make sure you give it time to cure. I used PVC solvent cement (plumbing glue) on my 80 and its STRONG smelling. Got a buzz off it so might want to wear a mask too. Lol!
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If it says for portable water or drinking water your safe.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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Im also hard plumbing my tank, is the pvc cleaner ok to use as well as the cement or should i skip the cleaner step and just sand as well?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #7
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I would skip the cleaner wipe it down with a rag.
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Purple primer ( cleaner ) is safe to use .
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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I got a clear cleaner not the purple primer I wanted a cleaner look to the plumbing. I would assume it is safe, but we all know what happens when we assume. So i asked
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Me don't know, the primer just softens up the PVC so the glue makes a tighter bond. I used it before on water lines or irrigation with high psi but for my sump I went with the PVC cement and wiped it done with a rag. Either way just be reef safe and no worries.
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