Used wrong glue for cpvc

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Greg, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. Greg

    Greg New Member

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    I recently installed some cpvc water lines in my attic and was not aware that I had to use cpvc glue with it. I used the green can heavy duty glue from oately. Should they be replaced or am I ok. Its only on the cold side that I installed Greg
  2. Gary Slusser

    Gary Slusser That's all folks!

    I don't know colors of cans... what plastic does the can say the cement is to be used on? If it doesn't include CPVC, replace what plumbing you used it on and use primer/cleaner and cement for CPVC. Or buy All Purpose that says for CPVC, PVC, ABS etc..

    Gary
    Quality Water Associates
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The Oatey dark green can is PVC cement. ( Light green is the ABS/PVC transition). CPVC is orange can.

    Bite the bullet and change all this. Even is the inspector doesn't catch it, you do not want any surprises in the middle of the night!
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The Oatey dark green can is PVC cement. ( Light green is the ABS/PVC transition). CPVC is orange can.

    Bite the bullet and change all this. Even is the inspector doesn't catch it, you do not want any surprises in the middle of the night!

    Most inspectors will not accept the "all-purpose" cements.
  5. it will probably work

    I have to get into this ....

    occasionally we run into cpvc and
    have to be creative.cause we dont
    carry that orange stuff with us...

    just normal green oaty medium seems to work

    very well for me, I have never had a problem in

    many years... as long as it is allowed to set up for a while

    and the clear or purple PRIMER is used, its never been a problem

    I have seen tons of the stuff tied together
    and it wasnt orange either....

    but if you think this is being inspected, its your call
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Cpvc

    If the CPVC is in the attic or in the walls, I would not want to take the chance that the joints might separate sometime in the future.
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