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8 oz. Purple CPVC and PVC Primer

$871
  • PVC primer is environmentally friendly with low VOC levels
  • PVC Primer softens the pipe surface for secure solvent weld
  • For use where plumbing code calls for primer verification
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The Oatey 8 oz. PVC and CPVC Purple Primer, made from a mixture of solvents, is designed to remove surface dirt, oils and other contaminants from the surface of PVC or CPVC piping. Not recommended for use on ABS piping installations. Meets ASTM F-656 specifications.
  • Purple-tinted aggressive primer for use on PVC and CPVC pipe and fittings
  • Low-V.O.C. primer meets California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) 1168 Amp/316 Amp or BAAQMD method 40 and various environmental requirements
  • Removes surface dirt, grease and grime as well as softens the pipe surface to allow a fast, secure solvent weld
  • For use in areas where plumbing code calls for verification that a primer has been used
  • NSF Listed
  • Meets ASTM F-656
  • All Oatey solvent cement and primer products are certified to UL Greenguard Gold. To learn more click here.
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is this effective to later spay pain PVC pipes?
by|Apr 13, 2022
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A:  Yes, as long as you use a spray paint intended for plastic. I always paint exposed pvc otherwise it becomes brittle from sunlight.

by|Apr 14, 2022

    A:  Please contact technical@oatey.com with a detailed description of your application.

    by|Apr 13, 2022
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      Q:Leaky
      by|Nov 28, 2019
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      A:  ALWAYS! Probably because the primer is so thin it evaporates quickly. I always tighten the cap with a pair of channellocks.

      by|Jan 12, 2020

      A:  Yes - That has happened to me in the past as well.

      by|Jul 1, 2020

      A:  When opening the can initially, you want to be careful not to over-grab (if using pliers) because this can slightly oblong the lid and affect the seal which can lead to a leaking can. If using pliers or channel locks you need to just grab the teeth of the lid just enough to be able to turn and loosen. These lids are on tight from the factory so nothing spills during shipment.

      by|Nov 29, 2019

        A:  you are the only one i have heard of with this problem im not sure how has happened but when you first open a can of primer and use pliers to help open it puts a small dent in the lid -???? you can wrap teflon tape on the threads then put on the lid snug this should stop leaks hope this helps

        by|Nov 28, 2019

        A:  Yes. My experience with PVC primers has been that they can leak out of the can if the can is not in the upright position.

        by|Jun 3, 2020
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          Q:when using Purple Primer, how long do i wait before using the Oatey PVC Cement. on a 2" washer drainpipe at 92°?
          by|Aug 25, 2019
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          A:  Immediately

          by|Jul 10, 2021

            A:  Once you apply the primer to the pipe and fitting surfaces you should allow at least 10 to 15 seconds before applying the cement. The entire process of assembling the joint should be completed within 5 minutes of the time that the primer is applied to the pipe and fitting surfaces.

            by|Aug 27, 2019

              A:  The primer dries right away. We applied the cement immediately after applying the primer. We have no leaks, pipes haven't slipped off of one another, no problems whatsoever.

              by|Aug 27, 2019
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                Q:I ran over a small can of this stuff while on vacation and it sprayed all over the front bumper. ...
                by|Jul 9, 2019
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                A:  This product is designed to stain. Using the acetone would be the only product that would at best lighten the stain but likely not completely remove it.

                by|Jul 10, 2019

                  A:  This stuff is very permanent on most plastics. The only other thing I would try is Lacquer Thinner, but only try where it will not do any damage, first. Good Luck.

                  by|Jul 15, 2019
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                    Oatey Purple Primer
                    I'm a 59 year old plumber son of actively working 88 year old Plumber in Franklin TN. The last couple of years we've noticed 9 out of every 10 can of primer we buy the dauber falls apart half way through the can, We lay 1000's of 2" PVC pipe yearly and the quality of these daubers is bad. I mentioned it yesterday in a Facebook Septic Installer's Group and it seems to be a nationwide problem, the suppler laughs at us when we mention this issue?
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                      Glue was excellent, the primer I didn’t need it...
                      Glue was excellent, the primer I didn’t need it I got it wrong..
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                      Oatey Primer is easy to use and helps ensure leak free pipe connections. Oatey purple primer colo...
                      Oatey Primer is easy to use and helps ensure leak free pipe connections. Oatey purple primer colors the pipe so you know the you have 100% coverage. It makes the pipe more sticky the the cement alone, ensuring a better welding. It says it's for cpvc and pvc but I also use it on ABS (black drain pipe) and it works great. Just coat the pipe with the primer and then the cement and then put the connections together and twist 1/4 turn to mix the cement with the pipe. This will give you a solid connection.
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                      Put it on the inside/outside of the pipe fitting/pipe, put on the cement while it is still wet, p...
                      Put it on the inside/outside of the pipe fitting/pipe, put on the cement while it is still wet, push the pipe/fitting together and wait a minute. Couldn't be simpler.
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                      Works real well. Was actually surprised that as thin as it is it works well. It doesn't leave th...
                      Works real well. Was actually surprised that as thin as it is it works well. It doesn't leave the mess that the thicker PVC. When used in combination with the thick PVC glue it is impossible to take apart. I used it for low voltage camera data wires underground between house and garage and havent had any problems. Also it isn't as messy as most PVC glues and primers.
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                      Oatey purple primer works as it should, that is to clean and soften the pvc pipe and fittings so ...
                      Oatey purple primer works as it should, that is to clean and soften the pvc pipe and fittings so the cement makes the proper bond without leaks. That is of course that the proper steps are followed. I have been using Oatey pvc purple primer and pvc cement for decades and have always been satisfied with the results so I would definitely recommend this product.
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                      We used this OATEY PVC AND CPVC PURPOSE PRIMER (which comes in an 8 ounce size, with a built-in b...
                      We used this OATEY PVC AND CPVC PURPOSE PRIMER (which comes in an 8 ounce size, with a built-in brush to use as an applicator) to help remove some dirt and oil from some PVC piping and prepare the pipes for applying the PVC glue to the pipes which we were installing for both a pump we installed and piping for our orchid house; this product worked well and was easy to apply The product worked well and the purple color of the solution helped to identify where we needed to apply the solvent, which is very helpful
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                      My development had a new reclaimed water system installed and I used this product to install a m...
                      My development had a new reclaimed water system installed and I used this product to install a main water line from the new meter up into my yard where my sprinkler system valve box was located. My old sprinkler system valves were over 20 years old and in very poor shape so I decided to replace all the valves with new ones. I used this product on every connection to insure a good secure connection The old potable water system water pressure was around 40 lbs of pressure...the new reclaimed water line pressure was 60-65 lbs. so it was very important to have all the connections secure. I was very pleased when my new system was inspected the inspector said it was one of the nicest installations he had seen....he turned on the water and I did not have a single or issue at all!
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                      I found a dirty piece of PVC pipe and applied the primer. The dirt was removed with very little e...
                      I found a dirty piece of PVC pipe and applied the primer. The dirt was removed with very little effort revealing a clean pipe ready for cement. The included brush was the right size to get into 1/2" fittings as well as coating 4" pipe or larger with little effort. I found the cap to tight to remove by hand and required channel lock pliers to open the can. The purple color makes it easy to see the area that has been primed. I have had customers that do not like this and would prefer a clear or white cleaner. The purple also stains anything that it contacts and is best used with gloves and protection from drips.
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                      Whether you are doing a plumbing repair or new work the only way to insure a good glue contact an...
                      Whether you are doing a plumbing repair or new work the only way to insure a good glue contact and seal for leaks is with a good primer. This primer is not the best looking when a job is done but just a quick glance you know it was done right the purple is a stain so inspectors know you used it to make the proper glue joint. Easy screw off cap has built in brush to clean both pieces to be glued dries in seconds so you can glue right a way.
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