Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MEXANDME, Feb 9, 2013.


    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do any/most of you chamfer your pvc before priming and gluing..........especially on mainlines? Or maybe only on certain size pipe.

    Thanks / Regards,

  2. the irrigator

    the irrigator LawnSite Member
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    We only chamfer gasketed pipe usually 3" and up.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not chamfering, which has actual specs, but rather deburring, is standard procedure for all PVC work on residential installs, and in poly-pipe territory, that's for valve manifolds and upstream underground piping, and almost nothing but.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The only times I used our Ridgit de-burr tool was when we had to use a saw to cut into poly or pvc. Using sch 40 and sharp shears on installs, there was no reason.
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Odds are you can get away without due diligence in your assembly work, but a sure thing is so much better. Besides, my own systems might contain less than a foot of PVC pipe all told.

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