has anyone run into a piece of ABS pipe that split in a perfectly straight line. this was a verticle 2" drain in a wall slpit top to bottom
I have had that happen in very cold conditions. One was at a warehouse in the utility room. The floor had no heat register and cold air came in from under the door. There would have to be water left in the drain at extreme cold conditions to snap from top to bottom. The split I found was about 4 inches.
http://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/Drain_Piping_ABS083-DJFss.jpgThis material is black ABS drain piping, or “All Black -hit,” defective black ABS plastic waste pipe manufactured in the mid 1980’s failed by cracking.
ABS Plastic Drain/Waste/Vent (DWV) pipe failures: reported for Centaur, Phoenix, Polaris, Gable, and Spartan pipe mfgs. for pipe made between 1985 and 1988.
CPSC Hot Line: 800-638-8270
ABS Drain Leaks/Failures-Class Action Settlement COX settlement through Shell Oil set up by a contractor involved in the settlement se
ABS Plastic Pipe: “All Black -hit,” defective black ABS plastic waste pipe manufactured in the mid 1980’s failed by cracking www.abspipes.com
As our black ABS drain piping photo shows (above), leaks having nothing to do with product defects can occur in this system if the piping is not properly installed. Field investigations of leak stains (as in our photo) as well as investigations of sewer gas odors (SEWER GAS ODORS) have traced these problems to failure to properly clean, prime, and glue the pipe joints during construction.
That pipe has a lot of abrasions on it, did it look like it was crushed or damaged during install?
the “stuff” on the pipe is insulation that had gotten wet and stuck to the pipe