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  1. plumbandplumber

    plumbandplumber Member

    I need to solvent weld a tee into a 40mm waste pipe. The pipe has been painted with what looks like gloss paint. If I sand this off, will I be able to successfully s/weld the tee on?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes needs to be totally paint free and give it a wipe with some

    Iso alcohol to remove any dust / wet cloth if you haven't any ISO

    And wait for it to be totally dry before gluing anything
     
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  3. plumbandplumber

    plumbandplumber Member

    Thanks for your reply. I'll give it a go.

    Does it have to be Isopropyl, or will white spirit do?
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    that will be fine just let it dry
     
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  5. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Do you not use cleaning fluid B4 gluing plastic pipe
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Me ?
     
  7. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    No the OP.
     
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  8. justlead1

    justlead1 Sponsor Trusted Plumber GSR

    If you use a junior hack saw. by using the back of the blade.
    Stick the pipe through the frame and blade and scrap down as if with a knife, if it take more than a minuet somethings wrong.