How to glue plumbing PVC pipe

If you make any type of pipe, it is vital that you know how to stick PVC pipe. Incorrect gluing techniques will almost always result in pipe leaks, which can be difficult and expensive to repair. Any plumber you talk to will tell a different story about what type of glue is the best, but it is accepted in the general guidelines of how to glue PVC pipes.


  • Spread three coats of primer on the outside of the pipe. Cap 3/4 inch from the end of the tube to ensure the best results.
  • Spreadsheet along the inside of the connection. Make three complete circles around the inside of the edge with the brush. The primer cleans the PVC, which helps the bar more efficiently.
  • Stick the pipe inside the installation to make sure they fit correctly. Examine the tube where it connects with the adapter for spaces where water could drip. If you see an error, remove the tube and make a straight cut at the end to fix it. If the tube and fitting are visible, pull them apart from preparing them for the glue.
  • Apply a layer of glue to the outside of the pipe and the inside of the lining in the same way that the primer is applied.
  • Push the tube into the fitting of everything that will happen. Turn the tube half a turn to help spread the glue and speed up the drying process.

Tips and warnings

  • Gray glue is ideal for gluing PVC pipes that are used for plumbing. The drying time is slightly slower than other types of glue, but sticks to the PVC surface better, which is important when there is constant water flow.