How long does it take for the IPS WELD-ON PVC/CPVC pipe cements to set and cure?

Average Initial Set Schedule for WELD-ON PVC and CPVC Solvent cements**

Temperature Range

Pipe Sizes

1/2” to 1-1/4”

Pipe Sizes

 1-1/2” to 2”

Pipe Sizes

 2-1/2” to 8”

Pipe sizes

10” to 15”

Pipe sizes

 15” +

60° – 100° F

2 minutes

5 minutes

30 minutes

2 hours

4 hours

40° - 60° F

5 minutes

10 minutes

2 hours

8 hours

16 hours

0° – 40° F

10 minutes

15 minutes

12 hours

24 hours

48 hours

Note – Initial set Schedule is the necessary time to allow before the joint can be carefully handled. In damp or humid

weather allow 50% more set time.

 

Average Joint Cure Schedule for WELD-ON PVC/CPVC solvent cements**

Relative Humidity 60% or less

Cure Time Pipe sizes

1/2” to 1-1/4”

Cure Time Pipe Sizes 

1-1/2 to 2”

Cure Time Pipe Sizes

2-1/2” to 8”

Cure Time Pipe Sizes

 10” to 15”

Cure Time Pipe Sizes

15” +

Temperature range during assembly and cure periods

Up to 160 PSI

Above 160 to 370 PSI

Up to 160 PSI

Above 160 to 315 PSI

Up to 160PSI

Above 160 to 315 PSI

Up to 100 PSI

Up to 100 PSI

60° to 100° F

15 min

6 hours

30 min

12 hours

1-1/2 hours

24 hours

48 hours

72 hours

40° -60° F

20 min

12 hours

45 min

24 hours

4 hours

24 hours

96 hours

6 days

0° – 40° F

30 min

48 hours

1 hours

96 hours

72 hours

8 days

8 days

14 days

Note – Joint Cure schedule is the necessary time allowed before pressurizing system. In damp or humid weather allow 50%

more cure time.

**These figures are estimates based on laboratory tests; extended set and cure times are required for chemical applications.

Due to the many variables in the field, these figures should be used as a general guide only.

Article Title:
How long does it take for the IPS WELD-ON PVC/CPVC pipe cements to set and cure?
Article Summary:
PVC and CPVC cement set and cure times.
Article Date:
11/7/2007
Article ID:
739
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