Posted on July 02, 2012
FORMUFIT has just introduced a brand new series of PVC Field Manuals, or PVC Guides, which will teach you the principles behind building with PVC pipe and working with PVC projects. Each guide can be read online, or are available for download as an Adobe PDF for off-line printing.
We previously put all of our PVC tips online, in a basic HTML Web page format, however, we found that many of our users needed a printable copy that could by taken to the garage, workshop or a location where the cutting, assembling or pipe painting was being performed, away from a PC. These latest PVC Guides solve that problem, giving PVC builders a printable ‘field manual’ that can be taken along with them to wherever they choose to construct their creations.
Additionally, we address some additional questions that have been raised about our previous PVC suggestions since the development of our original online-only tips.
View all of our new PVC Field Manuals here, or select a guide of interest from below.
Like the previous ‘PVC Tips’ section, each guide is focused on a particular area of working with PVC:
You don't have to be a professional to cut PVC pipe. Anyone can do it! This guide shows some of the most common methods to cut PVC pipe down to the size needed for your projects. First, we'll cover the basics such as understanding the safety of using hand tools and power tools. Then we'll get into the different methods and tools to cut PVC pipe. Finally, we will show you step-by-step how exactly to cut PVC pipe using each different tool and method.
Assembling PVC pipe is easier than you think.This guide shows three different procedures to connect PVC pipe and fittings, for whatever your PVC project needs. First, we'll cover the basics such as understanding the safety of using chemicals and power tools. Then we'll get into the different methods to connect PVC pipe and fittings. Finally, we will show you step-by-step how to perform each method flawlessly.
Learn easier methods to clean plumbing-grade PVC pipe.Not everyone wants to use Furniture Grade PVC pipe to build their projects. So we've developed this guide on how to clean plumbing-grade PVC to give it a solid, cleaner appearance. This guide shows you how to remove the manufacturer markings and inks, and if so desired, prep the pipe for painting. First, we'll cover the basics such as understanding the safety of using some of the chemicals to remove the markings. Then we'll get into the different methods to clean plumbing-grade PVC pipe. Finally, we will show you how to give plumbing-grade PVC pipe a glossy appearance, similar to Furnitire Grade PVC pipe.
PVC pipe is notoriously difficult to paint using standard paints, but not anymore.If you use the right tools and methods, its much easier than you think. Whether you wan the appearance of Furniture Grade PVC, or just want a custom PVC color this guide will show you how to paint plumbing-grade PVC and make it look professional.
Bending PVC pipe is easier than bending any other material.While it does take some practice, anyone can safely bend PVC pipe. First, we'll cover the basics such as understanding the safety regarding bending PVC and using heating tools. Then we'll explain the most common method on bending PVC pipe. Finally, we will show you step-by-step how exactly to bend PVC pipe using a PVC bendig jig.
Understanding PVC pipe sizes doesn't have to be confusing. PVC pipe is extremely easy to build with, however, the sizes of PVC pipe are determined by thier inside diameter, and not thier outside diameter. This can sometimes confuse the inexperience PVC builder and cause frustration when ordering. The FORMUFIT PVC Size Guide makes it simple to determine what pipe size you currently have, or what the best uses of each PVC pipe are.
Each guide has easy to follow step by step procedures how to perform the methods described. You can view all the FORMUFIT PVC Field Manuals at http://formufit.com/guides.
Building with PVC pipe and FORMUFIT products has never been easier!