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    Default What type of DWV PIPE used in Canada

    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.

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

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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.

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

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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) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeON View Post
    QUOTE=mikeplummer;366388]we generally use ABS for anythign above ground in a residential building
    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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