pvc to abs glue

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by thenewguh, May 27, 2006.

  1. thenewguh

    thenewguh New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Hello all.
    I searched around first regarding connecting pvc to abs and found that some folks are ok with using transition glue, but didn't see anything about using a hubless encased in concrete. So, here goes.

    My problem: I have abs drain pipe in a shower i'm remodeling. I'm on a slab in california. I have access to the complete trap, which I plan on cutting out and replacing. Problem: My drain is pvc and I don't want to wait another week to reorder an abs drain if possible.

    So, can I:

    1) put a new abs trap on and use transition glue to glue the pvc drain to the abs riser?

    or

    2) put a new abs trap on and use a fernco hubless to connect the pvc drain to the abs riser?

    I will be filling up the hole with concrete, so should I be nervous about using the fernco connection since i'll be encasing with concrete, or just go with the transition glue and call it macaroni?

    thanks!
  2. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Messages:
    3,317
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I have used solvent cement that is labeled for ABS and for PVC. It seems to work well. It was available at HD. I always use purple primer but many people don't like the looks of the runs on white PVC, so you can probably use clear primer.
  3. thenewguh

    thenewguh New Member

    Messages:
    2
    thanks for the reply, bob.

    And, did you only prime the pvc and not the abs with that solvent?
  4. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

    Messages:
    3,317
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    I have a technique for assembling plastic pipe joints.

    First, cut the pipe square, using whatever tooling is required based on your skill.

    Then I de-burr and chamfer the outer edge, and the inside edge of the pipe if the flow is into the pipe.

    I thoroughly clean and prime every surface, until the printing on the pipe is removed. Then I put adhesive on every surface; no "holidays" or missed spots.

    I assemble the joint in a way that lets me give it a quarter turn as I finish the assembly, all the way to the stop in the fitting, and hold it in place for a few seconds so it doesn't push out due to the tapered fitting bore.

    I never get a leak at a cemented joint.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    15,416
    Location:
    Bothell, Washington
    [​IMG]
    You could use a shielded coupling like this, and skip the glue all together.
Similar Threads: glue
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Would a tailpiece be glued into waste line? Dec 11, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Can I remove glue and primer from pvc? Aug 4, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Stop me before I glue this up Nov 14, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice slow set pvc cement or glue for slip fitting vs. fernco or no hubs Jan 10, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Threaded vs Glued PVC floor drain pipe in cabinet bottom Dec 2, 2012

Share This Page