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Old 06-08-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Plastic DWV Piping heads up


Both PVC and ABS manufacturers of plastic DWV piping are now considering voiding warranties if the pipe is subject to an air test. Be advised that your local plumbing codes may start switching to water test only and a 10 foot head at a time. We in Ohio haven't figured out what to do about winter yet.

Also be advised that SCD 40 ABS and PVC manufactures have already warned the various water heater and furnace companies that their pipe is not to be used as a heat exhaust. They have made new pipe for that that is much more melt resistant. Thermo plastic.

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"Also be advised that SCD 40 ABS and PVC manufactures have already warned the various water heater and furnace companies that their pipe is not to be used as a heat exhaust. They have made new pipe for that that is much more melt resistant. Thermo plastic. "

Does that mean all homes with existing PVC or ABS vent piping should retrofit to the new?
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What it all means is if for some reason melts through you the installer get to be part of the lawsuit. On the receiving end. It means they are covering their collective butts.
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I would suggest some reading from this site.
http://www.chimneysavers.com/Chimney..._with_PVC.html

Remember in the end you decision may cost someone their life.
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Plumbing Engineer site.

http://www.plumbingengineer.com/cont...e-pipe-failure
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It means they can add another product to their line of pipes and charge more for it.
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It means they can add another product to their line of pipes and charge more for it.
I suggest you read the engineer report.
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