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Valterra ABS Solvent Cement Review

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Review of the Valterra ABS Solvent Cement


Conner: Hey guys. Conner here at etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the ABS Weld-On Solvent.Now, the Valterra ABS Weld-On Solvent is going to be used so we can fuse together all of our sewer lines on our coach or motor home. Essentially, this differs from normal cement in that this is actually going to form a fusion weld with the ABS plastic. It's specifically designed for this exact purpose. Similar to what we might find for PVC pipes where it's actually cement, this is going to cause a chemical reaction with the plastic and form a nice tight and secure seal.

But please keep in mind, since we are dealing with chemicals here, we always want to make sure we have the proper protection such as safety gloves and our safety glasses.I'm going to show you how to use this, but if we could just take a quick look right here. You can see it's inaudible 00:00:47 of a slimy gooey substance. We're essentially going to show you how to use this. Let's start out with, we're just going to be coating the outer diameter of the pipes as well as the inner diameter of the fitting. That's going to take about three minutes for this to set up and then it will be safe to handle the fittings.

However, it is going to take a full 30 minutes to cure. We always want to make sure before we use this the lid is on nice and tight. We want to give it a good shake to make sure all the materials are mixed around. The Valterra ABS Weld-On Solvent has a shelf life of about three years. It comes in this nice convenient quarter size pint, and today we're going to be showing you how to use this when we install the waste valves on our motor home here.So what we're going to do here is open our can up.

Once we have it open, we're going to take our solvent here and we're essentially just going to try to get it around the outer diameter of the pipe, making sure not to make too much of a mess. Once we have a good coat of the solvent around the outside diameter of the pipe, we can go ahead and press on our first coupler here. And then we want to push that all the way back to make sure we get as much as a seal as possible with the pipe, and then we're going to let that dry for a few minutes and we can move on to the other side. Make sure when we're putting on our ABS sealant that we coat not only the outside diameter of the pipe, but also the inner diameter of the fitting as well. Now we're just going to continue on piecing everything back together.Now that we have everything in place, we're going to want to go ahead and give it some time to let everything seal and cure over time.

I would say around 20 or 30 minutes or so. And then we can go into the RV and pour some water down our sinks and our toilet so we can test everything out to make sure there's no leaks. Upon visual inspection here, we don't see any leaks. However, what you want to do is take a piece of cardboard, set it under the valves and make sure. Let it sit for about five to 10 minutes and make sure you don't see any leaks. That'll let us know that all the fittings in the pipes are secure. However, we do want to remove our bayonet cap here and make sure the valves are sealed as well. As you can see, we don't have any water here, so we know those have done their job. That's going to do it here today for the Valterra ABS Weld-On Solvent.


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