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PVC Drain in Direct Contact with Concrete


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So not many responses. . .

Is this one of those amazingly simple, rudiementary items that anybody should know and everyone is too afraid to say, "Wow, Randy, you're really stupid for not knowing that its perfectly okay for PVC to touch concrete!"

C'mon, I can take. I can take it. . . I'm ready. . .

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Originally posted by randynavarro

So not many responses. . .

Is this one of those amazingly simple, rudiementary items that anybody should know and everyone is too afraid to say, "Wow, Randy, you're really stupid for not knowing that its perfectly okay for PVC to touch concrete!"

C'mon, I can take. I can take it. . . I'm ready. . .

Well, I'd cheerfully berate you but I don't know what you mean by "PVC drain in direct contact with concrete." Is it embedded in concrete as if passing through a foundation wall? Is it lying on top of concrete? Is the end of the drain hard-pressed against the concrete? Etc, etc.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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I have never seen it installed any other way than in direct contact with concrete. In my area the sewer lines and drain pipes are installed before the basement floor is poured. The concrete is just poured around the pipes. I have never seen the pipe sleeved, wraped, or protected in any way. Every house built after 1970 in mid-michigan in plumbed with PVC waste piping and I have never seen a problem because of the direct contact with concrete.

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Randy,

I just can't believe you did not know that!! Are you really an inspector?

HAPPY NOW?????

Truth be told - I never thought of it and really did not want to be a part of answering you and being wrong. There are those out there that would jump at another chance to prove me wrong! They are everywhere! Everywhere!

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Well, I'd cheerfully berate you but I don't know what you mean by "PVC drain in direct contact with concrete." Is it embedded in concrete as if passing through a foundation wall? Is it lying on top of concrete? Is the end of the drain hard-pressed against the concrete? Etc, etc.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Originally posted by MMustola

I have never seen it installed any other way than in direct contact with concrete. In my area the sewer lines and drain pipes are installed before the basement floor is poured. The concrete is just poured around the pipes. I have never seen the pipe sleeved, wraped, or protected in any way. Every house built after 1970 in mid-michigan in plumbed with PVC waste piping and I have never seen a problem because of the direct contact with concrete.

Thanks Mark. I think I learned somewhere in the distant past that they needed to be sleeved with something.

Maybe it was only to keep the power trowels from gouging the pipe during the concrete finishing and has nothing to do with corroding the plastic.

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Originally posted by lars53

I usually only see them sleeved if they penetrate the foundation wall horizontally.

This one is ABS.

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