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Old 01/08/2008, 09:37 PM
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clear Acrylic to PVC

I decided to upgrade the skimmer and sump i made, I would like to make a skimmer from 4 inch PVC pipe. I would like to have a window of clear acrylic on the PVC . Is this possible will acrylic solvent work or PVC cement gluing the acrylic to the pvc pipe?
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:22 PM
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the IPS website has a spreadsheet for cross linking plastics,they say to use weld on 16,40,or 42 for pvc to acrylic bonding.i like to use WO 40 for pvc to acrylic.

http://www.ipscorp.com/industrial/pd...nGuide1206.pdf
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Old 01/08/2008, 10:35 PM
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40 works great weld on has a glue now for pvc to acrylic
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:18 PM
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What stores carry weld on products?
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Old 01/09/2008, 05:43 PM
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do a search for local plastic suppliers in you area,or plastic fab shops.one of them should have it or can get it.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:38 PM
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the IPS website has a spreadsheet for cross linking plastics,they say to use weld on 16,40,or 42 for pvc to acrylic bonding.i like to use WO 40 for pvc to acrylic.

http://www.ipscorp.com/industrial/pd...nGuide1206.pdf
thanks for the link. that table is very helpful.

does WO #40 fill gaps well? i've been looking for some #16 to connect an inverted floor drain to a segment of PVC pipe (in a RandyStacyE type skimmer). the fit is loose and there will be some gaps that need to be filled. I've been having trouble finding #16.
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What stores carry weld on products?
i was at a plumbing supply house today and noticed that they carry weld-on stuff there. i was looking for #16. they didn't have it, but they did have #40. so if the plastics houses don't have it, the plumbing supply stores might.
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:47 PM
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i was at a plumbing supply house today and noticed that they carry weld-on stuff there. i was looking for #16. they didn't have it, but they did have #40. so if the plastics houses don't have it, the plumbing supply stores might.
Where at Bob? I've been looking for 40...

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Old 01/09/2008, 08:56 PM
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Is it the same for acrylic to ABS?
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Old 01/09/2008, 08:59 PM
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Where at Bob? I've been looking for 40...

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not too far from you: Leep's plumbing supply, on Taft Street just north of US 30 in Merrillville. Its kind of hard to find. Its across from Meijer & Art Hill Ford on 30, on the north side of the street behind the Michelin tire dealer. its a long white building and of course, there are no signs. the south side of the building is a showroom, go to the north side of the building for the parts counter.
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