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Is PVC and ABS the same size?

PVC Schedule 80 and ABS pipes are sized by internal dimensions. PVC Schedule 80 and ABS have different wall sizes. PVC Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 have slightly different inside diameters but the same outside diameters. On larger pipes, a Mission or Fernco connector would be used.

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Just so, can you use PVC and ABS together?

The Best Way to Joint PVC and ABS Plastic Pipe If you're plumbing in a new drain or vent and have to join two different kinds of plastic pipe, black ABS and white PVC, don't assume that you can simply glue them together. Most plumbing codes don't allow ABS pipe to be solvent-welded (glued) to PVC.

Also Know, can you use transition cement on ABS to ABS? One exception is transition cement, used to weld ABS pipe and PVC pipe together. This transition cement is green in color so it's easy to recognize. The other exception is all-purpose cement which can be used to join any of the three pipes to each other.

Herein, what is difference between PVC and ABS?

The two most common types of plastic pipe, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), have small differences depending on the use, but the main difference is that ABS pipe contains BPA while PVC does not. ABS is always black while PVC is white- and easy way to see the difference quickly.

Is PVC size ID or OD?

The OD for 1/2" PVC pipe is 0.840" and the OD for 3" PVC pipe is 3.500". If the nominal size is the ID, then that means 1/2" PVC pipe walls are . 170" thick and 3" PVC pipe walls are 0.250" thick. The wall thickness continues increasing as the pipe gets larger.

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