PVC & ABS pipe

Can PVC & ABS pipe be used together as waste lines or vent pipe?

Thanks! In advance for the help…

ABS and PVC cannot be directly glued together.


A special ABS to PVC transition cement (available at HD) exists and may be used with conditions in non pressurized piping and the as always with the approval of the local AHJ. It is not intended to be used at multiple locations. See links.



and from another site:

Can ABS pipe and PVC pipe and fittings be used within the same system?

It’s not recommended. However, ABS pipe and PVC pipe and fittings can be joined](http://www.ppfahome.org/ub12.html) when connecting building drain to building sewer materials, if you use proper transition cement and adapters or other methods as approved by local plumbing codes.