Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • The Different Types of Adhesives Used in PVC Piping Applications

    Different Types of PVC Pipe Adhesives

    If you've ever worked with PVC pipe, you will know that it fits together quite snugly on its own. The PVC sizing system is designed in a way that prevents most slipping from occurring, but this does not mean the seal between a pipe and fitting is air (or even water) tight. Whether you are making a plumbing/irrigation system or simply building a structure out of PVC pipe, adhesives can help! There are many types of PVC pipe adhesives, but how do you decide which to use?

    A few things to consider when shopping for PVC pipe adhesives are whether the connection is slip or threaded, what the code requirements are, and what you hope to achieve with the adhesive. The most important thing to remember is that applying PVC adhesives is simple and will save you money if you do it before you encounter a problem! In this blog post we will talk about the different types of PVC adhesives, when to use them, and how to apply them correctly.

    Slip vs. Threaded Ends

    The biggest factor to consider before buying PVC pipe adhesives is end type. A slip connection consists of a socket fitting and regular PVC pipe, which "slips" inside it. A threaded connections has male and female threads (commonly referred to as MPT and FPT) that screw together. These end types require different adhesives. You cannot use thread tape on a socket fitting, as it would take up too much space. You cannot use PVC cement on threaded connections, as it chemically bonds PVC together, destroying the threads.

    Slip connections are easy to make, as all you need is a simple push to make a connection! These types of connections can be made permanent by using PVC primer and cement, two substances that go hand-in-hand. Threaded connections are made with sealant tape or thread sealant ("pipe dope") which create a tight seal between threads. PVC pipe adhesives for threaded connections allow the user to unscrew the connection if desired. It is important to pick the right adhesive for the job.

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  • Project Guides - DIY PVC Outside Movie Theater

    The summer may be over, but the outdoor fun doesn't need to be! The end of summer means less pesky bugs out and nice cool temperatures. This is perfect for bonfires, hayrides, and movie nights! Movie nights, in particular, are a great way to get friends and neighbors together for some simple relaxing fun. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, grab some popcorn and read on to learn how to build a DIY PVC outside movie theater!

    Making your own PVC movie theater is easy and inexpensive, costing much less than pre-made projector screens. PVC materials are also durable, so you will be able to reuse your DIY PVC theater countless times. Another fantastic PVC quality is its lightweight construction, meaning your PVC theater screen will be easy to set up and put away. Check out these three comprehensive DIY guides and get the best value on PVC materials right here at PVC Fittings Online!

    1. Easy DIY Outdoor Movie Screen (The Shabby Creek Cottage)

    Small PVC Movie Theater ScreenThis guide is fairly basic, but allows you to make an effective and extremely portable DIY PVC theater projector screen. It consists of a simple frame made up of 1-1/2" PVC pipe and fittings. This build uses wide legs to stay standing, but this alone may not be enough to keep it standing if the wind picks up. You may need to invest in some strong stakes! This PVC theater has a 7' x 6' screen, making it significantly larger than a standard TV screen, despite being the smallest of the screens on this list. Below is a list of PVC materials needed for this project.




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