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February 28, 2016

PVC solvent is the nastiest substance I know of that's commonly found in regular construction.


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Lead paint, asbestos, mercury, and everything else you encounter while remodeling is a mere bagatelle compared to PVC solvent cement. None of that stuff is good for you, but their ill effects are well understood, and they can be handled fairly readily with a little common sense. Safely using solvent cement, according to the instructions, involves going outside to make your joints, or wearing just short of a scuba outfit. Go find me a plumber that does either of those things in order to glue up the drain under your bathroom sink. I'll wait, but I won't hold my breath. Neither will he.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 28, 2016 3:34 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Can of that shit and a trash bag....let's party!

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 28, 2016 4:34 PM

When i actually worked for a living before i retired we used that devils brew when we ran venting systems and drain lines on the furnaces and AC coils. Always remembered feeling woozy afterwards. Could explain my present mental state. Also burned like hell if it got into a cut.

Posted by: Neither more nor less [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 29, 2016 8:29 AM

Closest cement made that works like the old plastic model glue. Do keep a fan running though or you may forget what you are doing with the glue can in your hand.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM

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