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Is your time worth anything? Not "are you getting paid" (helping a buddy I assume not) but do you/your buddy value it at all? If so, find the nearest point (if any) where you can put a coupling on the cut pipe, cut there, scrap the fittings in-between and re-plumb with new fittings and pipe (and perhaps add some unions to the system so it's not quite as ...


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I can see your predicament: cut it all or nothing. It is possible to remove PVC pipe that has been welded into a fitting. I've sawed out pipe sections from slip valves and re-glued the valve with no leaks. It's an extreme last ditch effort, but I don't see any other way other than cutting the entire manifold out . Hopefully some one else will see an easier ...


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I'm in Minnesota (similar climate). It's been a fairly mild winter so far, but we did have one deep cold spell. All told, It was probably enough to freeze your soil sufficiently to bear that weight. The groove in your lawn is partly due to the low-density grass and topsoil, but it's hard to say without photos. That said, if your soil is very dry or sandy, ...


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If it were me, I'd install a new sanitary tee in the main drain, just above the existing sanitary tee. I'd have the standpipe for the washer come down into a P-trap, and connect the other end to the new tee. However, you'll have to make sure the standpipe is at least 18" above the trap weir. If that height cannot be maintained, you'll have to move some ...


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I have owned one for years, it aids insertion and helps remove tailings that otherwise would flow down the line necessitating more thorough flushing (or maybe plugging something up). It's a good practice but no requirement. As for CPVC cleaner or primer, follow the directions on your can of cement.


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About the only reason I could see to chamfer the end is that it would seat a mm or 2 deeper in the fitting. In that the glue is solvent welding the plastic, I doubt it makes a lot of difference in the strength of the joint. That said, I don't see that it would be a problem if it helps in joining unless you overdo it (like sharpen the end). As far as I know, ...


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A trick I have used in cold weather for gluing pvc is to wrap the joint in a heating blanket while it cures. Of course if you believe the joint is stressed you should relieve this first by cleaning up the trench angle. This will prevent you having to do this again in a few months. Also, don't get crazy with extra fittings trying to fix an alignment ...


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PVC pipe is actually welded together by the glue. The two mating surfaces softened by the glue actually intermingle and fuse. When the glue cures the pipe and fitting become a single PVC piece. Temperature, among other factors, effect the time it takes for the bond to reach full strength. If I remember correctly the glue directions state (paraphrase): "let ...



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