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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.


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


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.


Unfortunately once purple primer comes into contact with any material, the affect is permanent.


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.


The date codes on all PVC, ABS and CPVC cements / Primers and Cleaners are located on the bottom of can.


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.

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