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Oatey cements and primers have outside lab approval for lines that carry drinking water (NSF). The plumbing system carrying the water should be drained by first shutting the water off at the water meter, which is most commonly found in the basement on the front wall facing the street. If you have a home on slab, it should be in the mechanical room with the furnace and water heater. Open all faucet valves and allow the interior piping system to air dry overnight.  This will allow most of the remaining vapors from the cement and primer to dissipate and escape, air movement is a huge plus.


You can use the online charts to calculate the cure time for your specific application. Please review the documents below and read our blog for more helpful information.

Solvent Cement Cure Charts

Solvent Cement Instructions

If you need further help with cure times, please contact our technical department.

 


No. Oatey has NSF approved cement for this application called ABS to PVC Transition Green Cement. This transition cement is for applications where the interior building drain and the exterior sewer drain are made of dissimilar plastics, generally ABS and PVC. Check with your local building officials before attempting this application to insure it is approved in your municipality. 

 


Oatey Rain-R-Shine or PVC Flexible cements can be used for this application.


Yes. Oatey Industrial Grade CPVC and PVC low VOC cements can be used in this application. Please contact the technical department for chemical compatibility for the cements that would be appropriate for the application.


Yes.


Chamfering is the act of beveling the outside end of the pipe, which you will be inserting into the fitting. This keeps the cement from being pushed out of the fitting and causing a weak bond in the joint.


Yes. The Oatey Heavy Duty cements can be used as long as the application instructions are followed.


Oatey Flowguard Gold #3194 and #3195 can be used in this application. Before starting this application make sure your local gas provider and building officials allow for the use of these products in this application.


Yes. Only if the fabric is PVC. If it is CPE, we would recommend Oateyweld. We recommend a completed application test on a small section before applying one of our products to the final assembly when it is not being used for its intended purpose.


No. It is not recommended because it takes longer for CPVC to finish the curing process necessary to complete a strong bond after the cement is applied. CPVC is also rated for hot water use which will affect cure times. PVC is not rated for hot water temperatures.


Once a joint has been properly assembled it cannot be cleanly separated without distorting or destroying the pipe/fitting. The joint if properly assembled is stronger than the pipe itself, and will have to be cut out and replaced.


No. Cleaner is only designed to remove surface dirt and grease from the pipe where as primer actually starts the chemical reaction needed to bond the pipe and fittings together.


Number one is the Viscosity and number two is the pipe size to which it is being applied to.


No. Oatey doesn’t manufacture any solvent cements or bonding adhesives that will work with these plastics at this time.


You should always check the guidelines set forth by your local municipalities or local fire department for disposal of hazardous materials.


ABS/Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene is only used for drainage, waste and vent (DWV) systems. PVC/Poly Vinyl Chloride is normally used on DWV systems, but in some cases can be used in pressure fluid applications (check with pipe manufacture for specific application guidelines). CPVC/ Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride is normally used exclusively with pressure fluid systems with a variety of temperatures and pressures (check with pipe manufacture for specific application guidelines).


Green transition cement can be used to join ABS to PVC or any variation of the two, but only if local building codes approve the application.


VOC means “Volatile Organic Compound”. Volatile describes a liquid that evaporates at room temperature and Organic is a compound that contains carbon. A low VOC level is considered at or below 150g/L and g/L are grams per liter.


The heavy duty cement has the shortest working time once the joint has been assembled on pipe sizes up to 4” diameter. However, the heavy duty cement has the slowest set up time before the joint is assembled because of the slow evaporation process. Any pipe sizes over 4” should be discussed with the technical department.


The regular body cement has the longest working time once the joint has been assembled on pipe sizes up to 4” diameter. However, the regular body cement has the quickest set up time before the joint is assembled because of the quick evaporation process. Any pipe sizes over 4” should be discussed with the technical department.


There are a few specialty PVC and CPVC cements which do not require the pipe / fittings to be primed before the cementing process, but you still must check with your local municipality to see if they require priming the pipe and fittings first. Remember to never use primer on or with ABS products. 


The only cement that this applies to, is the Oatey All Weather. There is still the possibility of trace MEK residue since multiple cements are mixed in the mixers.


The primer should still be wet when applying the cement. This means that the chemicals within the primer are still evaporating, but the appearance will look dry. The proper time frame to apply cement and finish the joint assembly is within five (5) minutes after the primer is applied.


If you have questions regarding what product to use, please contact our technical department for job specific application guidelines.


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.


Please email our technical department for job specific application guidelines.


No. You should never use primer on ABS pipe because it will affect the integrity of the pipe.


All primers are safe for use on PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings.


This depends on the can size and the diameter of pipe. Please use online charts or contact.