Project Guide

How To Cement PVC Conduit for Electrical Wiring

1
CUT THE CONDUIT
Cut the conduit - PVC Conduit Electrical Wiring
  • Tube cutters work well with small diameter pipe. For larger pipe, use a hacksaw or miter saw. Make your cuts as straight as possible to ensure a proper fit.
  • Measure your length of conduit and use a pen to mark where you will cut it.
  • Cut the conduit straight across.
2
DEBURR AND FIT THE CONDUIT
Deburr and fit the conduit - PVC Conduit Electrical Wiring
  • Remove shavings and smooth the cut’s edges with a deburring tool.
  • Test fit your conduit and connector by sliding the conduit into the connector until it meets the bottom of the connector’s shoulder.
3
CEMENT CONDUIT TO THE CONNECTOR
Cement conduit connector - PVC Conduit Electrical Wiring
  • Clean the conduit end thoroughly and allow it to dry.
  • Apply cement to the outside surface of the conduit, allow it to sit for a few seconds, then apply cement inside the connector.
  • Slide the conduit carefully into the connector until it meets the bottom of the connector’s shoulder, while twisting slightly to distribute the cement.
  • Hold the cemented conduit and connector in place for about 30 seconds to allow the cement to set. It’s normal for the joint to feel slightly warm during this process.
  • Wipe away any excess cement with a clean rag.