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    Default How long to wait for PVC plumbing cement to cure?

    How much time is allowed when assembling a new PVC plumbing system to a new reef ready setup and the PVC adhesive used to cure before adding any water to the system?
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    with the pressures we use in our systems, as soon as it sets, it's ready for water, but I generally wait about 15 minutes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayM View Post
    with the pressures we use in our systems, as soon as it sets, it's ready for water, but I generally wait about 15 minutes.....
    +1 on about 15 mins... I used to work for a pool company as a service tech and did some plumbing on much higher pressure stuff and would only wait about 15-30 mins for that stuff...
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    I usually wait a minimum of 24 hours. just to be on the safe side. I believe thats what the label recommends
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    I am impatient so by the time I finish the plumbing I put it right to work.
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    Within a minute or two of applying the glue the joint is ready for use.Unless the temperature is colder than 50 deg.In that case the glue dries much more slowly.
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    10 minutes and turn on the pumps. if you have any reservations just run carbon.
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    As a side note, on a whim I read directions on primer and glue cans. It said not to prime ABS (the black bulkheads purchased online are mostly ABS plastic). I had been priming them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    I am impatient so by the time I finish the plumbing I put it right to work.
    Same here.
    Back off, man! I'm a scientist.

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