What are you planning to run through that PVC pipe?
Why don't you want to glue those pipes?
Tell us more.
If you're running waste through those pipes, then yes, GLUE THEM. If
your plumbing a little outdoor sink or something, that's different.
Give us more information.
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 18:34:12 -0700, "TomWoodman"
It's for a woodworking dust control system.
I have to do a lot of fitting to get it set up right.
I found the answer... good furniture wax... applied then buffed.
BTW is it me or do those PVC elbows and tees and wyes have a very slight
taper to give them a snug fit?
That's a good idea. I would recommend that you use glue for some of
the joints. Does your system blow sawdust or suck (vacuum) sawdust?
If you glue some of the joints, you're less likely to have them fall
apart. It won't hurt anything, but it's a major pain in the ass.
On Tue, 13 Sep 2005 17:31:52 -0700, "TomWoodman"
For the dust collection system in my wood shop I used the thin wall (and
cheaper) storm drain pipe and fittings. I duct taped the joints. Don't
forget to run a bare copper wire inside all the pipe sections and wire
nut them together at the fittings. This prevents dangerous build up of
I completely understand how static buildup would occur here but is it really
dangerous. Can it trigger an explosion like with flour dust or is is just
that you might jerk your hand into a blade when you get shocked.
I also recommend the wire as it will make the dust more manageable if it is
not charged (when it could build up in unexpected places)
I just read a 15 page document from some PhD at MIT who says that this
static explosion thing is just a myth. He says he was unable to find any
reported cases of explosions in home workshop systems. In carefully
controlled lab experiments it was almost impossible to get a dust cloud to
explode. He thinks the manufacturers are just covering their asses.
Anyway, I am doing what you have done in regards to the thin wall pipe etc.
but I found I have to use several of the more expensive splicers to get the
flex hose connected. Thanks for the info.
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