How To Make A Solvent Weld Joint

The most permanent type of joint on a waste pipe is a solvent weld joint, made using solvent cement (SC250). It is a simple process that is used on PVC or ABS plastic pipes (not polypropylene) to actually weld the two pieces of plastic together, much the same as you would use solder to permanently join copper pipework. The process is quick to carry out and can easily be tackled by anyone with basic DIY skills, as demonstrated in the short video below.

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