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Thread: Is there a PVC cement which requires no primer?

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    Default Is there a PVC cement which requires no primer?

    I was looking for a PVC 500 double wye combo as you guys suggested. Local big box stores didnt carry it, so I called up Ferguson, specifically asked for that part number and the guy told me he had one on the shelf. Great, I am thinking! Send a friend over to pick it up since he lives down the street and can get before they close. I just picked it up from him and this is what I got.



    The hub on the top is not glued in, but the 1.5" bends are.

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    A can of primer is only a couple bucks. You could use a fine grit sandpaper and lightly sand the fittings. Primer is the best bet, just use it let air dry (only takes a half minute) then apply your PVC glue fit the fitting and pipe give a quarter turn as you are pushing the fitting in to help seat it and remove any trapped air in the cement.

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    Or are you asking because the fittings are glued in place (besides the bushing) but there is no primer visibleż

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    Or are you asking because the fittings are glued in place (besides the bushing) but there is no primer visibleż
    Yes. I personally have plenty of primer. I just want to know what a place like Ferguson would use ASSUMING they are not completely clueless

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    They make clear primer.

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    Thanks...just not sure I want to fully rely on this

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    It is also NOT the correct fitting to go between two sinks and Ferguson should know it, IF you asked for the right fitting. IF you asked for a double combo, they made one up for you. If you asked for a back to back fixture fitting, the counterman gave you the first thing he found since he did not know what you were asking for.

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    I did specifically asked for it. And the guy even asked if it was 2x2x1.5x1.5 and I specifically said no.

    Just ordered one online through Amazon. I'll return the other one when I am in the area.

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    Default Just use Sharkbite fittings to avoide primer or cement

    go to www.sharhbiteplumbing.com and check it out they may have your answer. if its what you were really asking

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    not at all, but thanks for the suggestion

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