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    William Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 14, 2005, 11:03 AM
    PVC to Copper Pipe
    I am remodeling a bathroom. The existing drain pipe is 1 1/2" copper tubing. What is the best way to connect a 1 1/2" PVC to 1 1/2" copper tubing?
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    Mar 15, 2005, 10:50 AM
    I'm pretty sure the standard connector is rubber/neoprene boot. Basically, it is a hollow rubber cylinder which wraps around the outside of each pipe, and then you tighten the ends with metal strap with the connected worn drives.

    Hope that help.

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    Mar 15, 2005, 11:23 AM
    I would try to find compression fittings. They have a rubber seal at each end that is compressed against the pipe as you tighten a large nut. Make sure you use DWV fittings. They are longer radius to reduce clogs and a little over 90 degrees to give the correct slope. Also if you have to put a jog in the drain line, use 45's if you have room, again less likely to clog.
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    Mar 19, 2005, 06:31 PM
    PVC to Copper Pipe
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    I am remodeling a bathroom. The existing drain pipe is 1 1/2" copper tubing. What is the best way to connect a 1 1/2" PVC to 1 1/2" copper tubing?
    Hey William,
    Labman suggested a Fernco Coupling. I only use Fernco Couplings when I can't make a solid connection.
    I would take a 1 1/2" female copper adapter and solder it on the copper pipe.
    Then I would glue on a 1 1/2" PVC male adapter on the PVC. Connect the two and you'll have a solid connection. Good luck, Tom

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