I doubt any of us knows where Tsingerjr is from. Could be Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Puerto Rico, Alaska or any of the lower 48 states. I say that due to having received calls and emails from those places because of my posts on the internet over the last 13 years.
I stated what to my knowledge is still allowable in PA and very possibly in the majority of the US.
So far we hear from Sammy that it is not allowed in MA, and Valveman says "rigid" so possibly not in TX (PVC is rigid, and above ground). Yet it seems to be allowed in CT (link was provided to the reg). But we haven't seen any proof that says no Fernco or similar fitting in the rest of the coverage areas, just opinions based on what you guys do or don't like about it.
You don't like a Fernco, don't use one. But I think the poster should be given all the choices and I also believe I and anyone else should be allowed to give our opinion without the personal attacks.
I've been into water quality very seriously for 22 years and up until 2005 99% of all my business was on private residential wells. Today it is about 50-60%, and I do ten times the business I did as a local water treatment dealer for 18 years. I personally talk to everyone of my customers. So I am not one to do something that impairs someone's water quality.
I'd like to hear of some factual failures of a Fernco or similar fitting.
So far I haven't heard of any problems. BTW, my customers should still have my company name and my 800 number that I've had since 1992 and still use today (unless they peeled off my stickers); and IIRC, my first Fernco was installed about the mid 1990s or before.