01-31-2011, 05:45 PM
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| | Re: Large DIY PVC Reactors
with a good bond, solvent welding is more then strong enough for what we would put it thru
They also make caps that are rubber with a steal "hose clamp" that would work as well.
I have very little exp with plastic welding. I do have some exp working with multi part "glues" for plastics.
What I would do is find thicker stock, and route out a grove in it, that the pipe could slip into.
Pretty much every thing in larger sizes is clamp and gasket.
Making it out of fiber glass is another option. I've done that for large skimers. cement form as a mandrill. While easy to do it is a mess. 1/4" ply glassed in makes great flanges. Plus you can kind of see thru it to check water levels.
personally I'd use ABS over pvc, its alot more forgiving and the "glues" are alot ticker.