FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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"Is using primer necessary?"

We strongly advise using primer to penetrate the pipe and fittings and to initiate the swelling process before applying the PVC glue.

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"Should PVC be completely dry before I use any glue?"

Yes, the area needs to be dry. Gluing PVC that is even slightly wet will most likely result in getting a substandard joint that will leak and be prone to problems.

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"What is the amount of time you should wait before using a system after using glue on the SNAPPER OR PIPE FIX?"

Follow the drying instructions on the manufacturer's cans. We suggest a 24-hours waiting period before using the system. This allows the glue to fully dry and is the best guarantee for no leaks.

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"What glue do you recommend?"

We recommend PVC Solvent Cement (glue)

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"Do you recommend <Quick Drying> glue, and do they really dry faster?"

<Quick Drying> glues are not recommended because they set your repair unit in place too quickly and still require a 24-hours drying time to achieve best possible results.

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"Should I use a lot of glue on PIPE FIX and The Snapper?"

It is inexpensive and is your insurance against leaks. The repair will not leak from to much glue. What is most important is that glue fully covers all matting surfaces. The Solvent Cement helps "melt" and fuse the PVC, so that the interlocking pieces form one solid repair. Rotate the repair unit back and forth till it is difficult to move. Let set, and NO MORE LEAKS.