What type of DWV PIPE used in Canada

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by poky1234, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. poky1234

    poky1234 New Member

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    Hi ,
    I am going to do a small washroom reno and was wondering what type of 3 inch DWV pipe should be used in the DWV system above the basement concrete floor, ABS OR PVC . I have 4 inch PVC under the concrete. Located in Ontario, Canada.

    Thanks,
  2. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    we generally use ABS for anythign above ground in a residential building
  3. JTlikestobuild

    JTlikestobuild New Member

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    Here in BC, ABS has been the standard for a long time but Sytem 15 PVC has made big gains. The PCS is quieter than ABS.
  4. poky1234

    poky1234 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys!
  5. MikeON

    MikeON New Member

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    QUOTE=mikeplummer;366388]we generally use ABS for anythign above ground in a residential building[/QUOTE]
    In Ontario, can we use ABS underground ? for example, building drain (horizontal sections underground) can be ABS or have to be PVC (white or green in color) ?
  6. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    In Ontario, can we use ABS underground ? for example, building drain (horizontal sections underground) can be ABS or have to be PVC (white or green in color) ?[/QUOTE]

    my original post said for anything ABOVE ground - but to answer your question - yes ABS can be used for underground, but PVC sewer pipe is mainly used underground, especially for the building drain
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