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Janice_Shavor

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PVC lubricant
« on: December 24, 2015, 10:19:46 AM »
I am using pvc tees plus a cross piece as a weave aid.  But sometimes I need to pull everything apart.  And some of the pvc fittings stick.  So, has anyone tried, for any reason, a pvc lubricant that worked?  Or just as important, substances that did not work and made undoing things much more difficult.
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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 10:26:42 AM »
I am using pvc tees plus a cross piece as a weave aid.  But sometimes I need to pull everything apart.  And some of the pvc fittings stick.  So, has anyone tried, for any reason, a pvc lubricant that worked?  Or just as important, substances that did not work and made undoing things much more difficult.
For me, the problem I have is that they slip too easily.  When not glued together, the dogs knock the weaves over.  But if you just HAD to lubricate them for some reason, why not Vaseline?
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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 12:07:14 PM »
I'm with Richard as far as wanting mine to stick instead of not-stick, but how about WD40?
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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 12:45:12 PM »
Hi!

Big Box home improvement stores and auto parts stores sell pure, silicone, spray lubricants...............USE SPARINGLY........................a little goes a long way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 01:18:39 PM »

For me, the problem I have is that they slip too easily.  When not glued together, the dogs knock the weaves over.  But if you just HAD to lubricate them for some reason, why not Vaseline?
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I've had continuing annoyance from my hoops slipping apart too easily -- And gluing them is out because I need to take them apart for storage.  I've found that if I slide a piece of surveyors tape over the end of the pvc that I am inserting into the T, that is about enough to make the joint tighter and keep them together while moving them about -- and it does not make them hard to disassemble when I need to.

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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 02:55:53 PM »
That sounds good.  I usually fill the gap with folded paper.  A strip of emery cloth would be good also.
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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 04:49:03 PM »
Lynn,

Someone several years ago (was it Gary V?)  put lengths of inner tube on the hoops to keep the PEX in the PVC.  That works great.  (I should do it to mine, but would rather fight with them every time I move them around, I guess).  Just a couple of inches sort of attaches the PEX to the PVC
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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 03:42:55 PM »
Lynn,

Someone several years ago (was it Gary V?)  put lengths of inner tube on the hoops to keep the PEX in the PVC.  That works great.  (I should do it to mine, but would rather fight with them every time I move them around, I guess).  Just a couple of inches sort of attaches the PEX to the PVC

Thanks! I remember seeing NADAC hoops with that inner tube at the joint of the PVC and PEX -- I thought it would be a great way of keeping the rain from filling the tubing.  (I also thought it made the bare cut of the PVC less of a risk to the dog.)  Now I know the original reason!

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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2015, 01:27:45 PM »
I am using pvc tees plus a cross piece as a weave aid.  But sometimes I need to pull everything apart.  And some of the pvc fittings stick.  So, has anyone tried, for any reason, a pvc lubricant that worked?  Or just as important, substances that did not work and made undoing things much more difficult.
For me, the problem I have is that they slip too easily.  When not glued together, the dogs knock the weaves over.  But if you just HAD to lubricate them for some reason, why not Vaseline?

Vasoline works.  I have the same issue with them sticking too tightly and not wanting to come apart.  Sometimes the vasoline must be wiped off, since dirt sticks to it.

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Re: PVC lubricant
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2016, 06:58:02 AM »
Great big thanks!  I didn't want to use anything that made the sticking worse in this case.
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