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Old 12-27-2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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PVC cement

Connecting all my sump piping, but need cement to glue it all together.

When I asked the guy at Lowe's whether there was non-toxic glue that would be safe in aquariums, he shrugged and said after they harden there will be no toxins.

I purchased Oatey All purpose cement for PVC, ABS, CPVC.

Any ideas about safety.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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If it's the clear cement it will be fine.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:44 PM   #3
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I used the Oatey Medium-Clear cement, Oatey item # 31017... no problems at all.

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When I asked the guy at Lowe's whether there was non-toxic glue that would be safe in aquariums
Lowe's knows... but nothing about aquariums! The right way to ask this question would have been... "Is this cement drinking water safe".

The answer to the above question is yes, once it's dry.
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The liquid is a milky white color. I'll go back tomorrow to try to find the medium clear cement
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I used the Rain-N-Shine cement (Home Despot). Used it in the 'shine' mode (dry, it can also adhere in the presence of water - it was on sale ). Basicly all PVC cement is drinking water safe (or at least it should say on the bottle).
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I used cement that was clear with a purple primer everything checked out O.K with the exception of a leak but had it fixed!
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