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Hey plumbers. I just ran some CPVC lines and used the orange cement made for CPVC. Just read the label and it says leave water off 12-24 hours! I kind of need to get the water back on LOL. Does it really need to cure that long?

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It shouldn't. The reason they want you to leave it off is to cure and so you won't taste it. It really only takes about 2 hours to completely cure.

 

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Hold pipe and fitting together for 30 seconds to prevent pipe push-out - longer at low temperatures. Wipe off excess. 10. Allow 15 minutes for good handling strength and 2 hours cure time at temperatures above 60°F before pressure testing up to 180 psi.

 

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54 minutes ago, GrumpyOne said:

It shouldn't. The reason they want you to leave it off is to cure and so you won't taste it. It really only takes about 2 hours to completely cure.

 

Per Oatey 

Hold pipe and fitting together for 30 seconds to prevent pipe push-out - longer at low temperatures. Wipe off excess. 10. Allow 15 minutes for good handling strength and 2 hours cure time at temperatures above 60°F before pressure testing up to 180 psi.

 

That’s the funny thing. I checked the website and found what you posted but the label on the can says 12-24 hours. That’s what threw me. I have always just glued PVC and turned the water back on but this orange CPVC glue seems different. 

 For the night I turned the water on and no leaks. But I had to come home so I turned the water back off since nobody is home there tonight.

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