Home & Garden Maintenance & Repairs

How to Fit PVC in Plumbing

    • 1). Mark the piece of PVC sewer pipe at the point where another pipe needs to be joined to it. Use a black felt tip pen.

    • 2). Cut through the pipe at the mark, using a handsaw. If possible, use a power saw or powered miter saw, to create a cleaner cut. Be sure to make the cut straight. Remove any burrs from the cut by scraping them away with a tradesman's knife. Wipe around the pipe end to remove any dirt.

    • 3). Apply PVC primer around the outside of the cut pipe end. Then prime the inside of a PVC coupling. Wait 20 seconds for the primer to dry.

    • 4). Apply PVC cement around the primed pipe end, and one inside end of the coupling. Immediately push the cemented end of the coupling onto the pipe end. Hold in place for 30 seconds for the cement to dry.

    • 5). Prime around one end of a new piece of PVC sewer pipe. Wait 20 seconds for it to dry. Cement the primed pipe end and the remaining inside end of the coupling. Immediately push the cemented pipe end into the coupling. Hold in place for 30 seconds.

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