PipeSleeve Detailed Application Instructions

Follow the steps below to apply FORMUFIT PipeSleeves to plumbing-grade PVC pipe.

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Cut the PVC pipe

Cut your pipe.

Cut your plumbing-grade PVC segments to the size needed for your project.

Be sure to remove any burrs from the ends of the pipe with a blunt instrument or knife. For more information, please see the FORMUFIT PVC Cutting Field Manual.

PVC Cutting Guide


PVC pipe remove dirt

Remove dust and dirt.

Wipe the PVC pipe with a wet cloth to remove any dirt or debris.

Try to keep the cleaned pipe away from floors or other locations where dirt and debris may settle. There should be no need to remove the manufacturer markings from the pipe.


Cut PVC Pipe sleeves

Cut PipeSleeves.

Cut FORMUFIT PipeSleeves to length to match your PVC pipe sizes and slip them over the PVC pipe segments.


Check for smoothness

Apply heat.

Using a back and forth motion, apply heat from a heat gun* to the PVC sleeves to shrink them down to the contours of your pipe.

Do not keep the heat concentrated to a single area for long moments, as this may cause the PipeSleeve to continue to shrink past its recovered size and tear.

*A heat gun is required to reach optimum temperature. A standard hair dryer will not produce enough heat.


Check for smoothness.

Continue to apply heat until the folds and wrinkles disappear and the surface is smooth and glossy.


Trim the excess

Trim the excess.

Using the provided PipeSleeve Trim Cuffs wrap the trim cuff around the pipe and mark it with a pen. Using a very sharp knife, cut along the pen line, then remove the material.

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Assemble pvc project

Connect Pipe and Fitting.

Assemble your project using PVC cement or screws.