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    Broken pipe glue question - help please

    Hi all. Opening for the season and have a broken pipe between my heater and the main plumbing. It's only about 2' long and I've dug it out so as to do the repair. It appears to be just 2" schedule 40 PVC, but I'll need to recip saw off the 2 elbows and glue 2 new elbows onto the new length of pipe. My question is: do I just need standard pvc glue for the joints or some sort of special pool plumbing glue? Sorry, I'm a petty knowledgeable DIYer, but still have much to learn on plumbing repair. Thank you!
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    Re: Broken pipe glue question - help please

    Just primer and glue, same as any PVC plumbing job. It will be under less pressure than household plumbing, it's just harder to access.
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    Re: Broken pipe glue question - help please

    Thanks, primer and glue? I saw another post that said this stuff sets in 30 seconds and you can re pressurize within minutes?
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    Re: Broken pipe glue question - help please

    I prefer the Oatey Rain R shine (medium duty blue in color) and I use primer as well.
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    Re: Broken pipe glue question - help please

    Yes, it sets very fast. Be sure to get the joint into place quickly and hold it there until the glue sets, which will be very quickly. Technically you should wait an hour before pressurizing the joint, but a couple of minutes is normally good enough (at normal temps, longer if way cold).
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    Re: Broken pipe glue question - help please

    Awesome, thanks so much guys!!
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