Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • How to Connect PVC Without Glue



     

    blue pvc cement or primer with red crossIf you've ever worked with PVC pipe cement and primer, you will understand how messy they can be to work with. They are sticky and drippy and  hard to clean up. However, they are also extremely useful when connecting PVC pipe because of the airtight bond they form. Here at PVC Fittings Online, customers often ask us if connecting PVC pipe without glue is possible. Our answer depends on what this PVC joint will be used for.

    What Kind of Connection Will This Be?

    PVC cement (or glue) is not like normal glue, which grabs onto substances and acts as a bonding agent itself. PVC and CPVC cement actually break down the external layers of the pipe, allowing the material to literally combine. This permanently bonds PVC pipe and fittings. If you are trying to use PVC pipe to transport fluid or gas, PVC cement or special push-on fittings are necessary to assure there are no leaks.

    Not all applications require a permanent seal like this, however. If you are putting together a structure out of PVC, you will likely have a large number of joints and connections. Putting cement on all of these PVC joints could be time-consuming and messy. This would also make it impossible to disassemble the structure later, so it may not be the most practical option. Let's look at a few options for non-permanent PVC pipe connections.

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  • A Guide for Choosing Plumbing Piping Materials



    types of piping materialsLearn About the Different Types of Piping Materials

    Sometimes plumbing projects can be daunting, especially for someone who is new to DIY plumbing. If you are making home renovations or replacing old piping, the first step is to figure out what material to use for piping. Choosing piping is a tough task, but can be made easy if you know the pros and cons of all the major types of piping materials. That's what we will be looking at in this post.

    Before you can decide what type of pipe to use, you need to consider what it will be used for. Is it delivering water? Draining it? Will it be outdoor? Indoor? Underground? High pressure or low? As you can see, you need to answer a lot of questions before making a decision. We can't answer all of those questions for you, but we can help you make that decision once you have the answers. Keep reading to learn about each of the major players in the plumbing pipe scene.

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  • DIY PVC Kids' Table and Stool - Fun PVC Furniture Projects



     

    One of the best things about PVC pipe is how strong it is! For just a few dollars you can have a material strong enough to support human weight.  This is especially true when dealing with children, as they (obviously) do not weigh as much as adults. If you want some lightweight indoor or outdoor furniture for a low price, try making it out of PVC pipe! As stated before, PVC is strong and inexpensive, making it perfect for a DIY PVC kids' table and more!

    This blog post covers several innovative DIY projects. The first is for a durable and colorful DIY PVC kids' stool and table.  The other two show how to make full-sized furniture out of PVC, but you can always alter dimensions to make them perfect for the little ones. These projects can be even more fun when you make them with the kids' help, so enjoy yourself and get creative with these DIY PVC furniture projects!

    DIY PVC Kids' Table and Stool - Make:

    DIY PVC kids' table and DIY PVC kids' stool
    This professional-looking build shows how to make the perfect DIY PVC kids' stool and table. This table can be used for arts & crafts, homework, eating, or whatever else children use tables for! It uses large drain-sized PVC pipe for the legs and stool.

    This is a slightly complicated project, however, as it requires some precise cuts for the table and stool surfaces. Before buying materials for this, be sure you read the instructions and are capable of putting it together! Below are all the PVC materials you will need for this project.

     

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