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    Default glueing pvc for plumbing?!?!

    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#I think I have made the worst rookie mistake!!!!! I am new to this, here goes... I am setting up a 180g fowlr and a 55g sump. I was glueing the pvc together and did not use any cement. I only used the purple primer. This is my 1st time using pvc so I didn't know it was a 2 part system. Is there any hope...or just revamp it all and start over?#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#

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    Thank you had better start over are you may have a lot of leaks.

    Maybe you can save and reuse most of the PVC
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#I will reuse whatever I can, but I will need to replace 3-3/4" bulkheads.#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#

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    Definatly you will need to glue the PVC, all that the purple primer does is clean the PVC prior to glueing.
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    Chalk up a score in the 'oops' column.... and be glad it's a mistake you'll only make once... good thing PVC is pretty cheap, though the bulkheads can get expensive... threaded bulkheads make life a little easier (just be sure you use teflon tape on the threads), with on drawback the threaded adapters tend to be a bit narrower and will restrict water flow.
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#do I let the primer dry before using the cement?#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#

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    pretty sure all of them recommend allowing it to dry before applying the cement...I know I do, but you might want to read the instructions on the can in the event it's different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakar
    Chalk up a score in the 'oops' column.... and be glad it's a mistake you'll only make once... good thing PVC is pretty cheap,
    Just 3 times whit it was 6 weeks ago thanks to the Hurricanes and greed of some that take advantage of them
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    oh? haven't bought any PVC stuff in a month or so.... guess I need to see if they are gouging on it up here... got a couple of small projects going but I have a pretty good stockpile of saved up now.
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    thanx for all the great info. i will update all forward progress.

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