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Old 06-15-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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I have been having a discussion with some other contractors concerning PVC drains.

Using pvc pipe and fittings for a sink drain - there is a concern that the joints as in sleeves etc create areas where debris can collect - is this true? one thought is - the joints were designed, when properly installed, creates a smooth transition inside the pipe.

Your help is most appreciated - or did I bring the great debate to a new level.

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Old 06-15-2008, 10:15 AM   #2
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Versus what? All piping is designed for the best flow results. If you feel that the slight imperfections are going to create clog problems, whether its a sink or not, the question should be...can pvc be so poorly assembled that it creates problems?

I really dont see the debate.
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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whether its metal or plastic, in sink drain, debris is going to collect to some point. I figure more so in a bathroom sink, less water volume then a kitchen sink. I think it really comes down to what you feel more comfortable working with.
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Unless you run you drains in plastic tubing with no fittings, you are going to have voids where connections are made. This is true with any material. A joint in PVC has less of a void than threaded galvanized pipe.
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you can buy debris traps/caps for pvc pipes from most plumbing stores
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