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  • Lo Voc Cements

    Wondering if any of the plumbers were using LO VOC Cements and if so there experiences?

    If not, should we all for long term health effects?

    J.C.

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    Re: Lo Voc Cements

    I'm pretty sure all the ABS glue that I use is Lo VOC, no probs, when glued correctly.

    Greg

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    • #3
      Re: Lo Voc Cements

      Lo-Voc=more leaks
      number aquired through thousands of fittings installed by different plumbers.When I saw the previous formula of ABS sitting on the shelves at Home Depot I bought a six month supply.

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        Re: Lo Voc Cements

        Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
        Lo-Voc=more leaks
        number aquired through thousands of fittings installed by different plumbers.When I saw the previous formula of ABS sitting on the shelves at Home Depot I bought a six month supply.
        What about PVC Adam?

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Lo Voc Cements

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          What about PVC Adam?

          J.C.
          About the same,Ferguson sells a certain brand that gives us a hard time.It's so light in color.We've learned to deal with it.
          Scary when you're doing 6".

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          • #6
            Re: Lo Voc Cements

            I've used the gorilla brand and had good results. The only drawback I can find is that it's a bit thinner and runnier than reqular glue, so it tends to run down your arm if you're working overhead.
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            • #7
              Re: Lo Voc Cements

              Do you (anyone) use Regular, Medium, or Heavy body glue for up to 6"?

              Got where I pretty much use Heavy. No leaks in a long time.

              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: Lo Voc Cements

                Occasional leaks, probably caused by using old, partially solidified cement. We use PVC mostly on condensate lines and once a can has been opened, I like to use it all up. That's why I only buy PVC cement in 4 and 8 ounce cans. On condensate in mechanical rooms I only use clear cement and primer. Makes the job look a little cleaner. Ordering directly from the manufacturer allows me to buy exactly what I want, in the size and quantity I want. As for brands, I usually go with Oatey, Harvey's or Weld-On for ABS cement. And Weld-On for Wet-Dry PVC cement (because my guys were getting leaks with Oatey's wet dry).

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                • #9
                  Re: Lo Voc Cements

                  Thank-you for the advice on probable cause of leaks.
                  A three man crew would go through over a gallon of the stuff in a day.This is mostly on production ground work,sometimes top out.
                  Glue drying out was not part of the lack of bonding issue with our lo-voc.

                  Adam

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