The use of Flex Spa Hose

inkslinger

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What is the best way to glue this to PVC Elbows , Couplings , etc:
When it gets push in it will only go 3/4 of the way in , Should I sand the PVC and try to get it in all the way then glue, And do you use regular PVC Cement and Prim?
 

Tom Barr

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Hummmm........I chose to use flex PVC instead, Christies' Hot blue glue for that. Not sure for this under higher pressures, 5-12 psi might not hold for many glue types etc with the ribbed flex spa stuff. E6000 should work though if you use it and let it cure good for 2 days.

They make specific fittings and such for the flex hose, might go to a store that sells the stuff etc or call and ask them(best).

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

Gerryd

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Hi ink,

I used 1" PVC flex hose and just used normal PVC fittings, elbows, couplers, etc.

I just used the normal PVC glue.

I cleaned both ends of the connections. Then place glue all around the spa flex. Then push into the PVC fitting. It will go in further.

I had them in use within 60-90 minutes, and now 6 months later, no issues to report.
 

Detritus Mulm

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I used 3" flex when I plumbed the drains for the pond and I had issues with it not seating properly and also wanting to push out of the fitting if you did not apply pressure long enough. I found beveling the edge of the hose and cleaning the fittings well did help, but there were still a couple of fittings that were not perfect. But no leaks so far. I might build a press if I had the big fittings to do again.