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    Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    I just replaced the 2 plumbing lines running between my:

    1) pump and filter
    2) filter and heater

    How long should I wait before turning on the pump and heater? I want to make sure the primer and pipe cement are fully bonded.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    What does the instructions on the containers say?
    There are so many different brands of cement with so many different cure times it's impossible for us to say how long to wait.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    I'm pretty sure the PVC cement cans typically say 24 hours...better honor that, I think. I've blown bubbly glue out of joints before when I was impatient.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    Really, I should read more closely. I thought you were good after a couple hours at most. Pretty sure I did not wait a full day after redoing my pad plumbing or adding the SWG.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    Yeah, that's what mine said...which I only read after I was doing some irrigation plumbing and pressurized it after about a half hour, and blew blue glue out of several of the joints. That was 60 psi and a pool is not, but waiting one day isn't going to hurt anything.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    I actually have some that says an hour, but I also have some that says 24 hours. So there's a wide variety in cure times.
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    Re: Pool Piping Replaced - when to start?

    Thanks, guys. The can I used only said "quick drying" and didn't mention curing time. Therefore, I'll wait 24 hours just to be safe.
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