Now let's see how PVC plastic pipes are joined, which are often used for drainage pipes. the operation is rather easy. This is the joint by solvent.
- First you cut the tube to size and remove the smudges with a file.
- Then pass the sandpaper to roughen the outer surface of the tube and the inner surface of the sleeve.
- Now degrease the surfaces with a cloth soaked in alcohol and then apply the solvent on both surfaces (on the tube and inside the sleeve).
- Insert the tube into the sleeve by turning slightly
- Remove excess solvent with a cloth
- Keep the tubes in place for a while
PVC pipes can be spliced with solvent or compressed (by means of a seal).
On the market these types of pipe for hydraulic use are sold with a diameter of 32, 40 and 50 mm.
Tubes with a diameter greater than 63 mm on are equipped with a 'glass' at the end, ie; of a joint that allows them to be joined directly.
Clearly, joints and bends are on the market for every situation.