Can you remove a PVC clean-out plug (screw-in type), and extend the
tube further? I mean, is there a screw-in female adapter that can be
permanently sealed into this kind of clean-out access port?
Naturally I would add another clean-out farther along, but I need a
few more inches of main pipe to add an additional inlet.
Is one of these what you are looking for? I'm not sure if a borg
would carry it, but I'll bet any plumbing supply house would.
Yes, that's perfect. Thanks! Do you know if you're supposed to teflon-
tape that or PVC-cement it?
That may be a regional thing. I have been building
residential and light commercial for over 30 years in central
texas, yet have never seen an ABS system in fixed
construction. Only PVC is used in this area. I still find
clay pipe, cast iron pipe, and pvc, but only in mobile homes
have I ever seen ABS piping for anything.
IRC and UPC both allow ABS for drains. Where ABS is allowed, it is
generally more common than PVC. But this is a very regional thing, some
places still don't accept any plastic plumbing, others only allow some
of the reliable materials currently on the market.
Around here, in Washington State, I can't recall ever having seen a home
with PVC drain pipes, and few consumer-oriented hardware or warehouse
stores even stock PVC in DWV sizes.
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
Doug is right. It is a regional thing and sometimes they can not make up
30 years ago here it was abs all the way. Then they banned abs and it was
pvc all the way. Then they figured out the fumes from either of them
burning would kill you equally quick so now both are approved for use both
above and below grade.
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