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Old 01/12/2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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How long does PVC glue take to dry & cure??

Will it be safe to run water through it say 1 hour??
I know it dries pretty quick. I have livestock in the tank already.

I have to make some minor changes to the drain & return pipes.

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Old 01/12/2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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I ususally only wait an hour too.
Never had a problem.

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Old 01/12/2006, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yea 1 hr is fine, I don't even wait that long


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Old 01/12/2006, 01:09 PM   #4
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I think the longest I've waited way 1/2 an hour. I guess an hour would be on the safer side.


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Old 01/12/2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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agreed i never wait either.


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Old 01/12/2006, 02:08 PM   #6
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I agree with the 1/2 hour too. Probably long as I wait.


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Old 01/12/2006, 02:28 PM   #7
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1/2 HOUR TOPS.


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Old 01/12/2006, 02:38 PM   #8
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I used to plumb with PVC for actual plumbing, and was taught to wait about 2-3 minutes. Since we are talking delicate corals, you really only need to wait till the primer and glue fully hardens, which isn't much more than 20 mins


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Old 01/12/2006, 03:24 PM   #9
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An hour is for full cure to rated P.S.I and temp. The bonds would probably be good to go as far as that aspect in a couple of minutes, but I wait at least two beers if the glue mushed into the inside of the joint.


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Old 01/12/2006, 05:49 PM   #10
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... a couple of minutes, but I wait at least two beers if the glue mushed into the inside of the joint. [/B]

Two beers? So... a couple of minutes!


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Old 01/15/2006, 08:25 AM   #11
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Or until one of us is no longer tacky


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