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Old 03-23-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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PVC Cement safe ?

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Im getting ready to plumb up my sump... is PVC cement safe to use with saltwater critters. Do I have to flush everything real good first before it hits the tank. Thanks
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We used this cloth that you put between the threads of skrews... Plumbers use it on most PVC tubing. I found this to work very well.

I am not sure I would introduce PVC cement to a saltwater tank. What is in it?
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PVC Cement is fine to use. Like you said, it is probably a good idea to give the pluming a good rinse after cementing everything together. And the stuff that JPloman is talking about is probably teflon tape.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:01 PM   #5
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PVC cement is fine, just be sure you're using the "safe for drinking water" version. There are other versions.
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Never had or saw or heard of any reported problems. I don't know what was meant by cloth in the threads of the skrews (sic), but many PVC fittings are slip type without screws. The cement is fine.
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