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Old 05-25-2011, 08:56 AM
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Funny.

Sloppy primer is a pet peeve of mine.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:15 AM
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Better to prime sloppily complete than not to prime at all. Excess primer I don't worry about. Dirty primer and excess glue I do.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:38 AM
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Leak was at this tee.
Notice the lack of any primer. Doesn't look like any glue on the pipe either.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:50 AM
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Funny.

Sloppy primer is a pet peeve of mine.
But if the inspectors can't see it .... then it must not be primed.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:58 PM
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Leak was at this tee.
Notice the lack of any primer. Doesn't look like any glue on the pipe either.
Looks like the work of one of my ex-employees. Refused to use primer or glue both the pipe and fitting. I refused to continue paying him so he started his own company. I make a lot of repair money off that dude!
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:47 PM
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But if the inspectors can't see it .... then it must not be primed.
Good point!

I guess I will need to make sure a few extra drops are visible somewhere on the joint.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:49 PM
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Looks like the work of one of my ex-employees. Refused to use primer or glue both the pipe and fitting. I refused to continue paying him so he started his own company. I make a lot of repair money off that dude!
There was a contractor that installed some irrigation for the city I worked for long ago.

He killed two birds with one stone. He mixed primer and glue in the same can.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:59 PM
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He mixed primer and glue in the same can.
That is stupidity but you don't need primer. I've seen more leaks at glue joints because of too much primer than not any.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:31 PM
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That is stupidity but you don't need primer. I've seen more leaks at glue joints because of too much primer than not any.
I've honestly not heard of that. How so? Burn through or something?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:41 PM
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The only time I've seen pipe melted is when there was primer or glue sitting inside the pipe, pooled up. That is just excessive glue or primer, caused by inexperience workers, or hacks and pikers.
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