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 PVC gravity drainpipe (German style?)
Author: Germany Vince (WA)

Hey people, has anyone seen, or is anyone familiar with modern german PVC gravity drain pipes (gasketed)? They're usually grey, dark green or dark blue (except for large diameter main drain pipes, which are a kind of burnt orange color, and lack the UV durability, as they're intended to be buried or enclosed within walls & flooring or concrete and connected to sewer systems). When I was stationed over there (90's) I grew accostomed to working with them, and they use them for all dimensions of gravity drain needs. They conform to the german industry standard DIN1986. I really like working with these very durable, no-glue drain pipe systems, and I was hoping to find them somewhere in the US. Anyone out there know what I'm talking about, or where I can find them in the US? If they are available here, they probably have their own US designations, or US standards (maybe even other colors?) They remind me of SDR 35 type pipes, but they're available in many more different diameters, and have myriad accessory components like connectors, branch-offs, size adapters/reducers, cap-offs, many different angle pieces, etc. I'm contemplating using them for a complete home renovation, assuming they comply with US plumbing codes, which I can't imagine that they wouldn't, because that's all they've been using in Germany for around 40+ years.

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