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How to Work with PVC Pipes

In this how-to video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey works with PVC pipes

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey explains how to work with PVC pipes.

Tips for Working with PVC Pipes:

  1. Cut PVC pipe with handsaw, then deburr the inside of pipe to remove any roughness.
  2. Dry-assemble the pipe and fittings.
  3. Use felt-tip marker to draw positioning lines across pipe and fittings.
  4. Clean pipe end and inside of fitting with PVC primer.
  5. Apply PVC cement to pipe end and inside of fitting.
  6. Immediately assemble the glued part, making sure the positioning marks are aligned.
  7. Hold the assembly together for three seconds.

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