Use of Fernco Fittings

Originally Posted By: mlong
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Inspected a house yesterday that apparently had some repairs done to the drain pipes under the kitchen sink at some point in time. The repair resulted in connecting PVC pipe to Copper pipe with Fernco Fittings. (I’m not sure if Fernco is a universal term or colloquial. They’re those rubber sleeves with stainless steel bands at both ends).


Anyway, this doesn't seem like an appropriate permanent fix to me, but I'm not sure. I'd appreciate some expert input.


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Mark Long
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Originally Posted By: chorne
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Hi,


"Fernco" is considered standard in the industry of plumbing contractors
and municipalities.
ranging in size from 1 1/4" - 27" and can connect any 2 pipes
as stated by the fernco company

hope this helps

Carla


Originally Posted By: dedwards
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Fernco is a brand name but like Kleenex has become the name used by most to describe the type of product. Go to www.fernco.com and see the plethora of various sizes and styles. Boring as all Hades but there you go.


Originally Posted By: mlong
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Thanks for the info, Carla and Doug. Much appreciated!



Mark Long


Peace of Mind Home Inspections


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Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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i call them “hubless connectors”. did the drain trap have a clean out? if not than that is a perfectly good reason not to “glue” the pvc back together.(incase you need to snake the line you have access). icon_cool.gif


just a thought