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Old 02-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Abs or pvc

I am running a drain line for a kitchen sink in the basement. It will have a pump to send water to drain pipe about 30 ft. Away . Is it ok to use PVC white pipe? I see that all drain pipes in my house are black abs. This is in new jersey. Just want to know if there is a reason for abs.


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Old 02-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Abs or pvc

You can use ABS or PVC. Usually it is a locality thing. Some places use ABS, and some use PVC. Check to see what your supply house carries. If you transition from ABS to PVC, use the correct fittings and cement.


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Old 02-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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well if it is using a pump as you stated you need to use pressure fittings which have deeper hubs "sockets" on fittings so you have more glue area and i have never seen them in abs so pvc might be only choice and i would use heavy duty glue
here are the difference in fittings


and as posted to connect dissimilar pipes together use correct fittings which would be a mechanical fittings like threaded one male of one type of pipe and one female of other type of pipe
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