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How to prevent vapor build up in piping systems when cementing.
Warning: Vapors entrapped in piping systems from pipe cements may explode forcefully if subjected to flame or spark. Open flames should be kept away for area when solvent cements are being used.
Smaller pipes can be flushed thoroughly with water to remove vapors.
For larger pipe you should use air and thoroughly blow out the line.
When cementing your piping system avoid pressurizing the system until it has had time adequately cure. If there is a strong smell of solvents in the pipe, then vapors are still being generated.
Piping systems should not be completely closed off until cemented parts have had a chance to completely cure.
Title: How to prevent vapor build up in piping systems when cementing.
Description: Vapors entrapped in piping systems from pipe cements may explode forcefully if subjected to flame or spark.
Last Edited: 9/18/2013
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