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    Identifying stale PVC primer?

    Thanks, @James Henry and @Reach4. This morning, I checked the primer in the new/fresh can (opened last night) on a pvc scrap w different printing on it. It took the printing off right away - and again, still had no effect on the writing on the other pipe that caused all the questions. That's...
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    Identifying stale PVC primer?

    Hey folks, I'm hoping you might be able to help me with a question about my pvc primer. I'm a rank neophyte in plumbing. I thought that primer would always take the writing off the pvc, and that that was the way to know it was working. The primer from a previously opened partial can I was using...
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    Deburring PVC?

    Thanks for all the feedback, really appreciate y'all. Definitely a huge relief to hear I didn't doom myself to re-piping the whole thing. And you can bet my final joints on this and any future joints I ever make are gonna be square, deburred, chamfered, cleaned, primed & cemented, bottomed out...
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    Deburring PVC?

    Hi all, A variation on the question of deburring and chamfering... <<looks around sheepishly>> Do I need to (or Should I) re-do my 4" pvc gravity sewer main line joints if I, regrettably, didn't chamfer the pipes? (No excuse but I think I was running together the concept deburring with...
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    How much of sewer line to replace?

    Thanks, @John Gayewski . That explanation helps. Ps: love the lady liberty metaphor
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    Terry Love- cancer update

    Lots of folks above have put it better than I ever could. I am saddened to learn of Terry's passing. We got a glimpse of a great person, professionally and personally, through this forum. The forum he built here is the best source of high quality info on plumbing on the web. I am so grateful to...
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    How much of sewer line to replace?

    <<aha! made it through the two--day 1st post waiting period...thanks again>>
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    How much of sewer line to replace?

    How-do, all. I've been working on replacing my failing clay sewer line (roots, roots, so dang many roots....) and am hoping the collective wisdom here can help me sort a couple things. My sewer line set-up is like this - working from the line outside the house to inside the house crawlspace...
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