How to Installation CPVC pipes and fittings

Cutting CPVC Pipe:

1. Measure and Mark: Measure the length you need for the CPVC pipe and mark it using a pencil or marker. Ensure that the mark is clear and accurate.
2. Safety Precautions: Put on safety goggles and gloves to protect your eyes and hands.
Cutting Tool: Use a CPVC pipe cutter or a fine-toothed hacksaw to make the cut. A pipe cutter is the preferred tool for a clean, straight cut. Position the cutter or saw blade at the mark.
3. Cutting Process: Apply steady, even pressure while cutting. For pipe cutters, rotate the cutter around the pipe in a circular motion until the pipe is severed. If using a hacksaw, use long, smooth strokes to avoid burrs or jagged edges.
4. Deburring: After cutting, use a deburring tool or sandpaper to remove any burrs or rough edges from the cut end of the CPVC pipe. This step is essential to ensure a proper fit during assembly.

Gluing CPVC Pipe:

1. Prepare the Surfaces: Ensure that the cut ends of the CPVC pipe and the inside of the fittings are clean and free from dirt, debris, and moisture. Use a clean cloth or rag to wipe the surfaces.
2. Primer Application: Apply CPVC primer to both the inside of the fitting socket and the outside of the CPVC pipe. The primer helps clean and prepare the surfaces for the solvent cement and ensures a strong bond. Allow the primer to dry for a few seconds; it should appear shiny.
3. Solvent Cement Application: Apply CPVC solvent cement to both the inside of the fitting socket and the outside of the CPVC pipe. Use a generous but even coat of cement on both surfaces.
4. Assembly: Quickly insert the CPVC pipe into the fitting socket, twisting the pipe slightly to ensure even distribution of the cement. Hold the joint in place for a few seconds to allow the cement to set. The joint should be made within the working time indicated on the cement container.
5. Curing Time: Allow the joint to cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Typically, this takes around 15 to 30 minutes before the assembly can handle pressure or stress.
6. Cleanup: Wipe away any excess cement that may have squeezed out from the joint while it was being assembled.
Pressure Testing: Once the joint is cured, you can pressure test the assembly to ensure there are no leaks or issues.
Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and safety precautions when working with CPVC cement and primer. Properly cut and glued CPVC joints should provide a strong and leak-free connection for your plumbing or piping system.

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