How do I know what cement to use with what product (material and diameter)?
If you have questions regarding what product to use, please contact our technical department for job specific application guidelines.
Can I use PVC cement to join ABS to PVC?
No. Oatey has green transition cement for this application. Before using this product on your project, you will need to check with your local building officials to insure it is approved in your municipality.
What cement should I use when chemicals are flowing through the lines?
Please email our technical department for job specific application guidelines.
Do I need to use primer on ABS?
No. You should never use primer on ABS pipe because it will affect the integrity of the pipe.
What type of primer do I use on PVC and CPVC pipe?
All primers are safe for use on PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings.
How many fittings can I cement together with one can of cement?
This depends on the can size and the diameter of pipe. Please use online charts or contact.
How are cure times determined?
Cure times vary depending on a wide variety of factors. Please review the documents below and read our blog for more helpful information.
Solvent Cement Cure Charts
Solvent Cement Instructions
Can I use PVC cement on CPVC pipe, or CPVC cement on PVC pipe?
Oatey has formulated different cements for various applications and you should always use PVC cements on PVC piping and CPVC cement on CPVC piping. If you have a unique circumstance, please contact our technical department.
What can I use to clean up purple primer?
Unfortunately once purple primer comes into contact with any material, the affect is permanent.
How do I read the date code?
The date is written in Julian format. The first group of five numbers is the date of manufacture and is read as follows, i.e. 14045. The first two numbers are the year and the last three numbers are the day of the year. 14=2014 and 045=February 14th, so the date of manufacture is February 14th, 2014.
Where can I find the date code on can?
The date codes on all PVC, ABS and CPVC cements / Primers and Cleaners are located on the bottom of can.
What is the shelf life of the cement and primers?
PVC & ABS Cements / Primers and Cleaners have 3 year shelf life from date of manufacture, and CPVC has 2 year shelf life from date of manufacture.
See more in our blog.