Cut and Solvent Glue Rigid Plastic Pipe

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Plastic pipe cutting is carried out everyday in the plumbing world. To begin with find the length of plastic pipe needed by measuring between the bottoms of the fitting sockets. Mark the pipe for length with a felt pen. Tubing cutters for plastic do a quick, neat job. They can be bought at the nearest plumbing materials supplier or merchant. Enfield Plumbers carry out all kinds of plumbing repairs and installations.The power miter saw is probably best for cutting plastic pipework and has a fine tooth woodworking blade or a plastic-specific blade, both carried as standard by an EN2 Plumber. A ratchet pipe cutter for plastic can cut smaller diameter PVC pipe in a flash. If you are plumbing the whole house you should consider investing in one. They also are sold only at plumbers merchants. Burrs should be taken off ends of plastic pipe, The pipes should be a good fit. Mark the depth of the fitting sockets on the pipes. Clean the ends of these pipes and fitting with a sheet of emery cloth. Apply some plastic pipe primer to the pipe ends and also inside the fitting sockets. Primer ensures a good seal. Connect the joints by putting a thick layer of solvent glue to the end of the pipe. Apply a thin coat of solvent glue to the inside surface of the fitting socket. Solvent glue hardens in about 40 seconds. Be quick and position the pipe and fitting so that the alignment marks are offset by around 2 inches. Press the pipe into the fitting strongly, until the end fits against the bottom of the socket. Twist the pipe to spread the solvent and until the marks are lined up. Wipe away any solvent glue with a old cloth.

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