How to Connect PPR Pipe to PVC Pipe: 6 Quick Steps

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How to Connect PPR Pipe to PVC Pipe

Pipes are a part of our everyday lives. From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, pipes are always there. They carry water, gas, and electricity throughout your home. One of the most common questions that people ask is “How do I connect PPR pipe to PVC pipe?” In this article, you will learn how!

How to Connect PPR Pipe to PVC Pipe?

Here are the steps on how to connect PPR pipe to PVC Pipe:

Step One

Cut the PPR pipe to the desired length with PVC Pipe Cutter. Make sure to use the cutter to ensure smooth cuts.

Step Two

Clean PPR Pipe with a cleaner according to the directions of the manufacturer, and make sure there are no burrs or nicks on it. This will prevent any obstructions when connecting PVC pipe to PPR tube. Cleaning is very important at this stage! The smoother your surface, the better fit for fittings you’ll get.

Once cleaned, let dry completely before moving on to step three. It’s also advisable that you wear rubber gloves so as not to irritate skin while cleaning using cleaners containing bleach or chemicals other than water (most should be diluted in water.)

However, make sure that whatever chemical solution is used doesn’t contain organically harmful elements such as ammonia, which could react with the material, causing discoloration or weakening of your finished product.

Step Three

Apply PVC primer to both ends, and let dry for at least 30 seconds according to the manufacturer’s directions before making a connection. Apply compound evenly over the end area where the two pieces will join together. Be generous! The more you use, the stronger bond it’ll form between the PPR tube and PVC pipe when combined later on in step four.

However, make sure that whatever chemical solution is used doesn’t contain organically harmful elements such as ammonia, which could react with the material, causing discoloration or weakening of your finished product.

Primer is very important because it provides a sealant layer so there are no leaks upon joining two different materials together by melting them using heat and pressure.

Step Four

Using the heat gun, or propane torch with a flame nozzle attachment, carefully melt the end of the PPR Pipe by heating it up evenly all over until you see the primer and compound begin to bubble/boil (depending on your product) while not charring black (this is bad). Be careful! The more heat applied will result in quicker bonding time so be ready.

If using gas type burner, blow out flames once melted enough because, if continued, it could cause discoloration or weakening of finished material due to exposure to too much heat. Melt only about an inch of surface area at a time for best results and control when applying more than one joint at a time during this step.

You can either use heat-resistant gloves to protect your hands or grab them with a clean thick rag; however, be very careful not to burn yourself.

Step Five

Join PPR pipe and PVC Pipe together by pressing both ends firmly against each other for about 30 seconds straight using gloved hands (or if you’re experienced enough), tongs.

Ensure that there is no space between materials where air could get trapped causing potential leaks in the future requiring more work on your part trying to fix leaky fitting joints later down the road, which will only cause headache after headache until fixed properly!

If any bubbles are formed during the joining process, do not worry as they should disappear/dissipate shortly after leaving the joint alone, allowing chemicals time to harden over hours. If, for some reason, bubbles don’t disappear after the joint has cooled, gently tap it with something metal to make them pop and go away.

Step Six

Allow PPR pipe joined to PVC Pipe to cure overnight before starting or finishing any project containing newly connected piece to prevent any possible mishaps or accidents that may occur while the newly connected joint is still wet and susceptible to damage.

There you go! Follow these easy steps, and your new PPR tube should be ready for use in no time. You can also check our post about how you can rifle a PVC pipe.

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