IDENTIFYING FITTINGS AND USING JOINT CONNECTIONS FOR RIGID PLASTIC PIPE
This learning event illustrates rigid plastic pipe fittings (ABS and PVC). This learning event also explains how to make a joint connection on rigid plastic pipe.
The illustration below shows fittings for ABS plastic pipe. Fittings for PVC plastic pipe are the same except that the color is white or pastel.
Joint connections for ABS and PVC plastic pipe are made with a solvent cement.
Types of cement. Use the following chart to determine which type of cements can be used with ABS and PVC pipe.
Steps for making the joint connection. The joint connection on plastic pipe should be made as fast as possible without error because the solvent cement dries very quickly. Use the following steps:
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