Brush In Can

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by Bak Pax, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    I guess when a person has a problem, that is when they start looking for the right forum. With that, thanks for being here! I will use your help, and maybe I can help some of you, too.

    Does anyone out there know a site on the net where I can order the lid that goes on the can of PVC glue/primer? I could use a couple, but haven't found a place on the net to order them.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    There may be something I am missing here. You want to order a cap for cans of PVC solvent and primer?:confused: If you somehow do find one, the shipping costs alone would be more than a new can of solvent. I am not aware of cap/brushes being sold extra. Just buy new cans of solvent and primer.
  3. upper

    upper DIY Senior Member

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    Ewing irrigation has them in their stores.on line I don't know.I would be happy to send you some slightly used ones:D Upper
  4. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    I have about 7 acres of pasture land in various stages of pvc irrigation. I make my own sprinkler "holders" out of pvc. Consiquently, I go through a lot of pvc glue. The largest can of glue is cheaper than 4-5 cans of smaller cans, but the brush in the big can causes me to waist so much glue it isn't worth using. So, I like to reuse the smaller cans by refilling them with glue from the larger cans.

    But, every once in a while, somehow the macho in me kicks in and I break off the brush where it is tacked at the lid.

    I am hoping to buy a bunch (maybe 10) lids w/the brush already on them at a cheaper cost than having to buy another can of glue, just to get a brush. Today, I just spent $3.74 for a small can of glue........... because I needed a brush. Lids w/the brush attached has got to be cheaper than that!

    Am I making sense? Thanks for the help, guys. I do appreciate it.
  5. upper

    upper DIY Senior Member

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    Perfect sense.I buy glue by the gallon.Abrush in can is 2.50 and a full can is 3.50.What do you do???? Upper
  6. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    ya, Gary, got bad news for you. I have seen them online. My problem is I have "googled" every conceivable way to find them when I want them, but no luck.

    As I mentioned in the previous post, I paid $3.74 for a small can this morning, just so I could have the dang brush! I remember them being under two bucks when I saw them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
  7. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    I am paying about $7.50 for less than a quart size............... $3.50! Wow! Where's that deal at? I'm interested.
  8. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    Upper.... Thanks. They were $.69 each, w/shipping they came to a hair over a buck each. I'm happy!
  9. upper

    upper DIY Senior Member

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    What kind of hair? :D Upper
  10. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    Hey, that was a good one. It was better quality hair than I thought because when I looked again, they were $.96 each and still a "hair" over a buck when shipping was added. I bought 10, which should keep me happy for quite a few years.
  11. 99k

    99k Radon Contractor and Water Treatment

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    They sell the brush and cap assembly at my supply store (hercules / oatey) product. Call your local supply house ... they only cost $1
  12. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The temporary disposable lid/brushes are sold everywhere.

    Unless you use a TON of glue, I can't see buying it by the gallon. Once opened, it starts to go bad, and the life expectancy of an opened can is short. ( month or so??)

    And the little cans just get gunked up, and reusing them must be messy. Not to mention you are mixing old glue in with the new.

    I notice that the landscaper at my condo....even the smallest job they might do, like repair one broken riser....we get billed for a can of glue. Use it an toss it seems to me the modus operandi.
  13. Bak Pax

    Bak Pax Retired K12 teacher

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    Hey, thanks for the info. Glad to know the life expectancy of this stuff is so short. That may explain why sometimes, after finding a joint which came unglued, reglueing it, and having it come undone again........... what the problem might be. That is what I like about these forums, I really learn a lot!
  14. upper

    upper DIY Senior Member

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    NOPE, Poor glueing or primer issue.A properly glued joint will not fail.......Upper

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