Forum Title: Gluing ABS
I know that pushing pipes into connectors fully is the required way to make connections with ABS pipe. However, I have a situation with the drain pipe being about 1/2" too short leaving only about 1" of the 1 1/2" flange pipe going into the drain pipe. Any thoughts on the minimum amount of abs pipe that should be in the hub to make a solid connection. Is 1" okay or should I extend the drain pipe? Thanks
Category: Plumber Post By: GLENDA MCCARTHY (Livermore, CA), 02/06/2017

That is good information. Thanks for letting us know!

- ROSE REED (Fayetteville, AR), 09/09/2017

Pipe should be hampered the glue and fully seated in socket

- JIMMIE BALL (Parker, CO), 09/13/2017

I see nobody is plumber enough to take on this question , so I contacted Ipex Inc, manufacturer of ABS. Their engineer told me that most of the strength in the flange is in the bottom/top third (i.e. where attached to flange) of the flange pipe. FYI and FWIW.

- ELMER WATTS (Irving, TX), 10/13/2017

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