Old 02-09-2013, 09:03 AM
RhettMan's Avatar
RhettMan RhettMan is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,795
Quarter turn Vs "more than just a quarter"

jim said a long time ago to me that: welding pipe ought to be done with the pipe soft as possible.

and i begin thinking about how pipe is softer in the summer than in winter,

and how friction creates heat.

anyway before I go on too long with all the theorys.

wouldnt a full turn (or perhaps even more) be better "welding" than solely a quarter turn?

I dont think a quarter turn is enough friction to bind the two pieces into one (or atleast is inferior to a full turn, IMHO.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:03 AM
Wet_Boots's Avatar
Wet_Boots Wet_Boots is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: metro NYC
Posts: 44,752
PVC pipe goes together with a chemical bond, the partial turn just spreads the cement.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:33 PM
Sprinkus's Avatar
Sprinkus Sprinkus is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 2,003

Page 6 states "Without delay, while the solvent cement is still wet, assemble the pipe and fitting, and twist a 1/4
turn as the pipe is being inserted, if possible. Once the pipe end has reached the fitting socket stop, do
not turn any further; doing so could break any fusion that is starting to occur."
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 PM.

Page generated in 0.06186 seconds with 8 queries