ABS vs PVC Piping – Which Is Best for a Drain Line?
Plumbing systems and drain lines use two common types of pipelines—Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). While ABS and PVC share some common qualities, several key characteristics differentiate the two piping materials.
Safety and Durability: Choosing Between ABS Piping and PVC Pipes
The Choice Is Black and White
PVC Pipes In Homes and Businesses
Building Codes for PVC and ABS Pipes
ABS is better suited for outdoor underground use as it is stronger and resists shock and impact. PVC is better suited for indoor and above ground plumbing as it is quieter as water flows through it and it doesn’t warp in direct sunlight.
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