Q. "Are the pipe repair clamps intended for permanent pipe repair?"
A. These are "quick-fix" pipe repair clamps and are not designed to permanently fix leaks.
Q. "My pipe is old and pitted. Will these repair clamps work for me?"
A. These may not work as the pitting may provide a channel for the water to continue leaking. You may want to try using water activated fiberglass repair tape.
Q. "My leak is at a fitting connection. Will these pipe repair clamps work for this type of repair?"
A. No. These repair clamps are designed to fix pipe only. For repairing leaky fittings, you may want to try using water activated fiberglass repair tape.
Q. "Do I really need to use primer?"
A. Primer is a mixture of solvents used to penetrate the pipe and fittings and start the swelling process ahead of the application of the solvent cement. It is highly recommended that you use primer.
Q. "Do you offer PVC primer?"
A. We have not found a brand of primer that we are confident will not leak in transit. It is highly flammable and, in our opinion, too dangerous to ship.
Q. "How do I know what standard PVC pipe sizes are?"
A. In plumbing the "approximate" inside diameter of the PIPE you're using (known as "nominal" size) is what is used to determine the size of the fittings you'll need. This can be somewhat confusing to someone that doesn't do plumbing on a regular basis. Adding to potential confusion, pipes can have the same outside diameter but come in different thickness (which make the inside diameters vary slightly). If you are not sure what size that you need please look at our pipe sizing chart which shows the outside diameter of the "standard" PVC pipes.
Q. "What is LO-V.O.C.?"
A. LO-V.O.C. cements produce significantly less amounts of "V.O.C.'s". V.O.C. stands for "volatile organic compounds", which are unhealthy when breathed or induced. V.O.C.'s also diminish air quality. Please read and follow all directions carefully when applying these cements.
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