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8 oz. Purple CPVC and PVC Primer

$692
  • 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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Product Overview

Solvent cementing PVC pipe

Solvent Cements For Any Application

From hot to cold, wet to dry, Oatey has the solvent cement to meet your exact pipe installation requirements.

Solvent cement on the job

Product Development

Oatey solvent cements are developed through extensive research on behalf of the professional plumber.

Solvent welded PVC joint

Industry Leader

Oatey gives you the confidence of a top-selling brand, backed by years of leadership in the plumbing industry.

ABS, PVC, and CPVC pipes

Step 1

Determine pipe type and size.

Chamfered and cleaned PVC pipe

Step 2

Chamfer and clean pipe and fitting.

Priming PVC pipe

Step 3

Prime PVC or CPVC pipe, (primer not required for ABS pipe).

Solvent welding PVC pipe

Step 4

Solvent weld.

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Lo-VOC

Oatey's solvent cements are Lo-VOC meaning they are compliant with SCAQMD Rule 1168 and OTC standards.

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NSF

Oatey's solvent cements meet NSF standads to support certain building code requirements.

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UPC

Oatey's solvent cements meet UPC standads to support certain building code requirements.

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UL Greenguard Gold

Oatey's solvent cement and primer products are UL Greenguard Gold Certified.

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All Pipe Types

Oatey's solvent cement and primer products are suitable for all pipe types and multi-purpose jobs.

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Variable Set Times

Oatey's solvent cement and primer products have variable set and cure times.

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
16.6
Product Height (in.)
8.1
Product Width (in.)
9.2

Details

Applicator in lid
Yes
Colored
Yes
Container Size (oz.)
8
Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type
Pipe Cement, Primer & Cleaner
Pack Size
1
Pipe Material/Type
PVC
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Years

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Customer Reviews

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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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This is a must have if you are working with pvc. While right off the shelf from the store or kep...
This is a must have if you are working with pvc. While right off the shelf from the store or kept on hand pvc and cpvc can have a bit of residue on it, either from the making, storing or even from picking it up. Purple primer redies the surface for the glue, and helps remove anything that may cause the glue not to grip as well as it should. Water pipe or sewer pipe, you don't want it to leak even the slightest. Prime it before you glue it.Both halves.
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After reading the instructions, with a magnifying glass, i would like to add a few comments. One ...
After reading the instructions, with a magnifying glass, i would like to add a few comments. One thing that was interesting in the instructions it was stated that the primer cleans the surface of pipe and fittings. That is misleading. If dirt or otherwise contaminated, the primer could actually glue the contaminants to your parts. So,to get the best glue joints, make sure that your parts are clean and dry. This primer etches the surface of the piping and fittings to assure a proper glue joint. Just remember your fittings in particular are manufactured in an injection mold and lubricants may remain. I recomend that you lightly sand the parts with 240 grit sandpaper. Then prime according to instructions. After primer has dried, apply glue to both parts and quickly assemble, rotate slightly as pushing parts together. Remember the glue sets up very quickly so rotation must be as needed.
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