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Discuss Gluing Solvent ABS With Solvent PVC Pressure? in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. EViS

    EViS Member

    Can 40mm solvent ABS (e.g. Floplast) be glued into a 40mm pressure solvent PVC (unknown manufacturer) pipe fitting?

    They're both solvent based, the Floplast solvent cement says it can glue both ABS and PVC, but can they be glued together?
     
  2. Jim Goodenough

    Jim Goodenough Plumber Top Contributor!!

    You should always use the correct solvent cement for the 'generic' type of system i.e. pressure rated cement for pressure system and it needs to be from or approved by the manufacturer of the pipe/fittings.

    What is your application, a gravity waste pipe? If it's anything pressurised I'd say NO.
     
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  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Fittings are a different size
     
  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    No one material for the job don't mix them or attach to each other with Solvent weld . Kop
     
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  5. Chuck

    Chuck Active Member

    Make a mechanical joint (male thread on one female on the other) or use a transition sleeve.