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Old 02-05-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
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glue for drain pipe?


I bought some drain pipe from Home Depot to make a drainage system around my house. The white tubes that come in 3" or 4", 10 ft lengths. The pipe says it is styrene pipe.
Can I use the same glue I use for PVC pipe?

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Old 02-05-2008, 03:04 AM   #2
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glue for drain pipe?


Nope, I don't think so. An ABS pipe comes with it's own specific glue, and should be used accordingly. You can't mix and match them.

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ABS it has it's own glue as nvhost says. They do make a multi purpose glue that can be used on both ABS and PVC , but it is not as good as ABS glue for ABS pipe and not as good as PVC glue for PVC pipe, according to my plumber, so just buy the right glue, it is not a major investment.

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I know there are different glues but all I see in the store is glue for ABS, PVC, CPVC. The pipe says it is styrene. So are you saying ABS glue will work with styrene?
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ABS=Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene
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In most home stores (HD & Lowes), ABS is usually the black hard plastic drainage (DWV) pipe sold, the white (DWV) pipe is usually PVC.
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the stuff I got from HD is white on the outside and black on the inside. It has white plastic hub on the end, the pipe fits snuggly into the hub. All it says on it is "styrene".

It is not the same as the white PVC pipe used commonly in bathroom/kitchen plumbing.
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Well if it says it's Styrene, then use the ABS glue. And considering it's going to be a drainage system, you better use the right glue. It's hard to fix up drainage problems later on
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That type of pipe is used in sepic leach fields.

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