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Can you use PVC fittings on ABS pipe?
Last Updated: 8th February, 2020
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Thereof, can PVC glue be used on ABS pipe?
ABS to PVC cement is only meant to connect an ABS system to a PVC system. An example of this would be an ABS drain system inside of a home connecting to a PVC drain system just outside the building, or vice-versa. That's the only place that this cement is supposed to be used.
One may also ask, what is the difference between ABS and PVC pipe? The two most common types of plastic pipe, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), have small differences depending on the use, but the main difference is that ABS pipe contains BPA while PVC does not. ABS is always black while PVC is white- and easy way to see the difference quickly.
In respect to this, can you go from ABS to PVC?
It's possible to join ABS to PVC, but it's only supposed to be done with a mechanical coupling, not glued. Today, there are two commonly used plastics for drain, waste, and vent pipes inside of homes; ABS (black) and PVC (white, mostly).
What glue do you use on ABS pipe?
We don't really call it glue, but solvent-cement. None of the plumbing cements are interchangeable, each one is specific for its pipe. Each pipe is joined with its own cement. One exception is transition cement, used to weld ABS pipe and PVC pipe together.