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    Mustangx3 is offline Inactive, Email Never Verified
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    Question PVC, glue, freezing weather, etc.

    Really 3 questions...
    1. What concerns should I have about installing PVC conduit in sub-freezing weather (say around 15F)?
    2. Is the glue OK to use after it froze and thawed out again?
    3. Why would anyone wrap duct tape over a PVC to galv. metal coupling connection (which will be covered in concrete)?

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    read the instructions. some glues are ok for cold, some not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustangx3 View Post
    Really 3 questions...
    1. What concerns should I have about installing PVC conduit in sub-freezing weather (say around 15F)?
    2. Is the glue OK to use after it froze and thawed out again?
    3. Why would anyone wrap duct tape over a PVC to galv. metal coupling connection (which will be covered in concrete)?
    3-- to keep the Crete juice out

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    i do know pvc is very brittle in cold and breaks easy. Not seen 15 degrees in several years. Anything below 30 is too cold to get out of bed here. I dont even like 40's here in SUNNY FLA

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    I often come unglued at 15 degrees
    Rick. Shelby county TN. 2002 code cycle.

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    As already mentioned, they make cold weather PVC Glue.
    "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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    They also make PVC glue in a spray can. It's useless for anything above 1" fittings though, as the can runs out too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickboy1375 View Post
    As already mentioned, they make cold weather PVC Glue.
    When it gets cold here i will buy some .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W in Tampa View Post
    When it gets cold here i will buy some .

    Wow Jim, you're really rubbing it in today, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W in Tampa View Post
    When it gets cold here i will buy some .
    You da man!
    "Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking."

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