I have built what I want but have not glued it together yet. Due to the tight fit, it almost stays together well enough without any glue. The thought of pulling each joint apart, glueing it, and then putting it back together scares me. I realized I have no idea how long it takes the glue to set up. For water pipe, I clean it, apply the glue, push it together and then leave it alone for a few hours. But, for this project, how long do I have to rotate joints before the glue is set? 10 seconds? a minute? 10 minutes? I have no idea.
So I have two questions:
1. How long do I have after applying the glue to work with the joints before the glue sets? (if it is a very short time, is there slower glue available?)
2. Are there other ways to assemble PVC? For example, would a single self-tapping screw at each joint work? (Remember, this pipe will not be pressurized). With a screw, I would also be able to disassemble the frame later for storage or to make modifications.
Thanks for your ideas, Pat