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Copper to PVC

Posted by stevestriff (My Page) on
Thu, May 10, 12 at 12:08

Is there any violation with cutting an existing vertical copper drain line, and adding a female copper fitting to it, and then screwing a male PVC fitting into it, allowing me to use PVC for any repairs above the new connection?

I understand that you don't want to put copper threads into a female PVC fitting, but as long as I use PVC male threads into a copper female fitting, is this ok?

Or, can a Fernco be used to make this connection, since it is just a drain line & not under pressure?

Thanks in advance.

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RE: Copper to PVC

A Fernco would be a more common solution.

RE: Copper to PVC

Thanks for quick reply.
If the fitting is going to be inside the wall, is a Fernco still acceptable? Or is a Fernco something that has to be exposed and accessible?

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