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Wayne Hale
Glue ABS to PVC

I was told by local plumbing supply that you can glue ABS fittings to PVC pipe with all purpose solvent. Any comments?

A. Spruce
Re: Glue ABS to PVC

That doesn't sound right to me. PVC and ABS are two different formulations. Their respective "glue" is actually a solvent that melts the surface of the material, then evaporates, the end result is that the two pieces become one, physically melted or fused together. While a single solvent may do a similar thing to both materials, I would doubt the integrity of the joint with the dissimilar materials.

Fencepost
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