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    Senior Member Bonaqua's Avatar
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    Exclamation PVC/ABS solvent

    Can PVC/ABS solvent (Sluyter) be used for PVC to PVC or ABS to ABS bonding??

    Also, Can CPVC 77 solvent (Sluyter) be used on PVC??

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    I really don't know for sure, but given that a small can of the right stuff is $5, I wouldn't risk it.

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    I'm with Dave.
    for 5$.. get the real pvc to pvc stuff.
    i'd say stay away from the cpvc unless you are using cpvc.
    PVC is grey or white
    cpvc is light grey
    and ABS is black

    CPVC is "chlorinated polyvinyl chloride" - it is a "polymer" or plastic and has greater heat resistance and better impact strength than conventional PVC ie useless in our aquarium use.. and very expensive.

    stick with PVC

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    I used a fair bit of cpvc in my 90G and the nano was almost all cpvc. It may be a bit more expensive, but the fittings are readily available if you can stick to a 3/4" size.

    The problem is that 3/4" cpvc is smaller than 3/4" pvc / abs. The only way to adapt from one to the other is with a threaded fitting npt 3/4". Along with smaller you get increased head loss due to friction.

    Over all, I'd avoid it as liv suggests & I plan to redo my plumbing.... one day.... after I've sorted all my socks.... okay would you believe when I upgrade my tank?

    Cheers!
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