I have had to fix several PVC pipes in my home. The first was probably the result of a frozen pipe in the main pipe to my home. It was roughly a 300 feet run of pipe wth the break occuring maybe 5 feet from the main. The pipe had been in the ground in use for approx 30 years (don't know if that matters.)
The second problem I had was where a 1.5" PVC connected into an "enlarger" feeding a 2" pipe. After 30 years of carrying gray water only, the pipe separated from the enlarger. Like the glue just failed.
My question is in both case what seemed like a simple fix was anythng but (for me at least). The problem is that the in both cases the connection I was repairing was never square, but always slightly angled enough to be a problem. Not enough to require an elbow, but enought that the pipe didn't want to seat squarely. On the outside repair, I had to uncover move pipe so I could flex it a bit to fit "Better" but there must be a more professional way then that. I know I didn't explain the problem well, but I'm not sure I can do a better job.
If someone can help me with advice on fixing PVC pipe, I'd be happy to use the advice in the future and I'd be most greatful to the person.
QUESTION #2: What is different about the Nozzle that one uses with MAPP gas vs the one used with regular butane? I had to use butane nozzle on a MAPP canister and it seemed to work ok. I can't swear the flame was as hot but it seemed to do the job. I would think if it was a matter of safety, they wouldn't make it so one could interchange the nozzles. Can anyone answer this?