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Thread: ? Application of T plus 2 Rectorseal

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    DIY Junior Member handygirl911's Avatar
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    Default ? Application of T plus 2 Rectorseal

    I forgot to get PVC glue while at Home Depot. I have this Rectorseal T Plus 2Teflon Thread Sealant. What I am trying to do is attach a PVC cap onto a PVC pipe and a threaded adapter on the other end. I need this to have a good seal because I will be pouring Muratic Acid in the pipe to soak limed up stainless steel. My question is concerning the sealant. Is this a strong enough adhesive to seal the pipe fittings? Thank you for your advice.

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    I have serious doubts for this reason. So-called PVC glue is not glue or adhesive. It is a solvent that liquifies the surface of the PVC pipe and fitting for a few seconds while the joint is being assembled. It actually welds the joint together, much like metal welding where the heat liquifies the metal of both pieces being welded and allows the metal to flow together. Virtually any hardware store will have PVC solvent, and I suggest you get the proper material. Note: ABS is joined the same way except the chemical is different.

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    Talking dont be stupid

    Dont be foolish........

    go back to the store and shell out
    3 bucks for the right pvc glue....

    you are pouring muratic acid into something you are

    attempting to "half ass" together right?????

    what do you think might happen????

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    If the chamber you have made is air tight and you pour the acid into it and seal it it could explode from pressure build up. Why don't you get a plastic open vessel and do this outside. Thread sealant will not bond, glue, or solvent weld PVC pipe.
    Last edited by Cass; 09-09-2006 at 05:09 AM.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    I guess I misread your posting. I thought you wanted to use the sealant to connect a cap to the threaded connection, not "glue" the pipe together. There is no way it would make a leakproof joint, and since it is also a lubricant, the pipes would probably come apart even easier than if you had just pushsed them together without anything on them.


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