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 ABS vs. PVC
Author: Anonymous User

Does ABS pipe have any advantages over PVC?

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Anonymous User

I would mark answer (C)Neither of the above.
If C.I is (D) I would mark d.
Lots of people don't know ABS has a recall on it.Any material that has a recall should be taken out of the market...how much technology can go into manufacturing a piece of platic pipe...pvc is OK.

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Anonymous User

Personally I prefer copper DWV, but it is too hard to find; for an 'E' mark.
But for plastic DWV I prefer ABS because PVC has been shown to cause severe liver damage.
Also, when did whoever 'recall'ABS pipe and fittings

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Anonymous User

There are currently 6 Class Action Law Suits being heard by Contra Costa County Superior Court in California involving faulty ABS piping manufactured between the years of 1984 and 1990.
Rudy, can u expand on PVC and liver demage...
Tks.

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Deb (ID)

PVC is alot more brittle than ABS in colder climates. PVC is glued together. ABS is a solvent weld.
However, ABS warps really bad if left in the sun for even short periods. PVC is (slightly) quieter than ABS. However, IMHO, all drops between floors should be made with CI.
Deb
The Pipewench

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Dunbar (KY)

ABS is scarce in my area, big boxes will not stock it.


tekrp, what is the reasoning for the class action suit? Do you have any links?


Rudy, copper is nice, but you have expensive taste in drain lines. That is a good thing though. smiling smiley


I am interested in the cause and effect of liver damage and PVC. Is this from installing it, or are you talking of potable water side of PVC?


Deb, how is PVC not considered a solvent-weld process of joining piping and fittings together?


I know ABS comes in all the mobile homes in my area, but you never see it sold anywhere.

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Masterplumb (NY)

I have never and will never use abs. If you put a torch on pvc its will burn, take the torch off and the flame goes out. Put a torch on ABS and it burns, take the torch off and it still burns. Just another reason not to use it. Chris

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: hj (AZ)

Jusst do not breath the fumes from burning PVC. Which to use sometimes depends on your area. Here, you could not buy PVC drainage if your life depended on it because no one stocks it.

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Anonymous User

I have used both I like plc over abs we have both here. feal that abs is most apeted to break.im saying that only thats most repairs i had to make over the years. some guys hate pvc? abs is faster to use no need to prime? up to the plumber what he likes. the class act is it for solid abs and not fome core pipe?

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: Phil H

Information on the class action suit can be found at [www.abspipes.com]

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: hj (AZ)

The other way around. It was for the cellular core, but only for the ABS that was made with recycled material.

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 Re: ABS vs. PVC
Author: jimmy-o (CA)

I don't know what kind of "glue" you use for PVC; out here PVC is solvent welded, like ABS. Requires solvent cement designated PVC. ABS cement doesn't work, and vice versa.

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