PVC Cement smell after 4 weeks

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by rbahamas, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. rbahamas

    rbahamas New Member

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    a plumber changed an outside valve as well as the inside valve some 4 weeks ago, I just connected the sink inside and when I turned the water on there was a strong smell of PVC cement/glue. Is this normal?

    Thanks
    Rory
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009
  2. Waterwelldude

    Waterwelldude Well driller,pump repair. and septic installer

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    Yes, since you just started using the sink, there may be a little smell. It may have been trapped in the line. Now that you have it hooked up, and using it. It should go away pretty quick.



    Travis
  3. rbahamas

    rbahamas New Member

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    ok thanks, cause i let it run through a while and it was still a strong smell. The valves werent even for my apartment but I guess that is all joined together so its the same water. My concern was that if the plumber knew what he was doing and used the right cement/glue. ill check it again a little later and see how it is. Thanks.
  4. Waterwelldude

    Waterwelldude Well driller,pump repair. and septic installer

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    As far as I know, all cement/glue smells the same.
    I am still waiting for the one with the fresh winter green aroma to come out..lol..:D


    Travis
  5. iminaquagmire

    iminaquagmire DIY Senior Member

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    Why would there be PVC on the water supply side anyway? It is not code approved for hot water and any valves that I know of would not be suitable for potable water usage either. Are you sure you don't mean CPVC? I'm sure over time it will dissipate either way, but I'm not sure how running water in your sink would release any smell.
  6. rbahamas

    rbahamas New Member

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    down here we have no code for that, and we dont drink the water, so its all PVC (far as i can tell). I dont even know what CPVC is :D

    Yep i ran the water again tonight and there came the cement smell. Its actually in the water itself as it comes off on rag when i wet it.
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