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Offline 15mmhexnipple

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pink primer......
« on: July 05, 2010, 07:36:35 PM »
i will not use pink primer when im fitting off a house for the simple reason it can be messy if the brush flicks that crap on flors or walls, and i have a cosnatnt fear of not doing up the top and turning around and knocking it ove on someones new floor! we are supposed to use it on sewer/wastepipes for jointing but i refuse to use it when fitting off - screw the council!

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Re: pink primer......
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 07:43:28 PM »
You don't need to use the pink stuff, it also comes without the dye.

You can also use methylated spirits. If an inspector ever questions this you can refer him to NZS 7643 which is the standard for installation of pvc.

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Re: pink primer......
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 07:51:54 PM »
thanks! i dont really see what the advantage is to using primer anyway

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Re: pink primer......
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 09:01:44 PM »
Technically speaking the solvent cement doesn't etch into the pvc properly if it isn't cleaned first. The primer removes the shiney protective coating off the pvc.

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Re: pink primer......
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 05:42:44 PM »
Basically gets rid of anything that may effect the solvent join. Just buy the clear primmer


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