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Forum topic by Karda posted 10-13-2019 05:56 PM 333 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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10-13-2019 05:56 PM

Hi, i need to make an adapter to fit the end of my shop vac hose. I want to put the end of the hose fitting about 1-3/16 into a 1’’ PVC pipe. I do not have a heat gun. What other ways can I heat the end of the PVC thanks Mike


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#1 posted 10-13-2019 06:45 PM

Well, I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard of folks doing it with a propane torch. I imagine it would take a little more care to do it this way.

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#2 posted 10-13-2019 08:40 PM

either the bottle torch or holding it slightly above the burner on your stove.
don’t let it touch or it may stick and start to smoke a little. (easy to scrape
off once it has cooled – so don’t try to wipe it off).
a gas range would be best. glass flat top works just as well.
do you have a “hot plate” ??
heating slowly while keeping it in motion will provide the best results.
fast and close heating will only burn the outside.

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#3 posted 10-13-2019 08:57 PM

ok I’ll give the torch a try thanks

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#4 posted 10-13-2019 10:01 PM

Mike – if you have the bottle torch, heat the inside and outside
as equally as possible and it will work just fine.
wear gloves while making it form to the part you need.

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#5 posted 10-13-2019 10:43 PM

boiling water is the perfect temperature to make pvc soft, but not melt itto a puddle of goo. wear some leather gloves dip it in leave for a few, pull out, work it, repeat.

alternatively you might consider ducts tape, or epoxy or adapter fittings.

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#6 posted 10-14-2019 01:11 AM

thanks for the suggestion i’ll see what I can do

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