PVC PIPE came out .

Archanakeswani

Active member
May 15, 2014
30
Plainsboro, nj
Hello
As per the images , the pvc pipe came out yesterday while pump was running.

Can this be fixed with pvc glue or do i have to replace it?
Would appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks
 

1poolman1

In The Industry
Jul 14, 2014
24
Sacramento
Doesn't look like there was much glue there in the first place. I always use primer when, on the rare occasion, I use flex pipe. Not sure why flex was used beyond the fact that it is easy to work with or maybe there is a reason for its use in NJ. You can get small quantities of BLUE glue and primer at Home Depot. Should be an easy repair.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
15,611
Since it's flex pipe and cycolac (abs) give it 12 hours to dry before pressurizing.

You can disconnect the union if that makes it easier to glue. Then, reconnect after the glue is dry.
 
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gary300

LifeTime Supporter
Dec 15, 2014
531
Riverside California
Dis-connect the union so that you can give the joint a quarter turn immediately after applying the cement and joining the pieces together. This help in distributing the cement evenly around the joint.

Gary
 
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