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    Is this approved waste plumbing material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
    Is this approved waste plumbing material?
    Not at all. And its easily fixed with the proper j-bend , the trap arm just needs to be shortened, a proper extension piece from the tail pipe to the j-bend and all should line right up.


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    That corrugated pipe shouldn't be sold or even manufactured. Prone to clogs and backups. I can't think of one situation where it's use would be acceptable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    That corrugated pipe shouldn't be sold or even manufactured.
    Unfortunately, though, anyone is allowed to manufacturer it, to sell it, and to buy it.

    Just not install them for that use.

    Prone to clogs and backups. I can't think of one situation where it's use would be acceptable.
    Resting on the mantel over the fireplace as a decorative art work. That is, if one thinks of things like that as "art" and as "decorative".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
    Is this approved waste plumbing material?
    Technically, as asked, the material is approved.

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    There is not a plumbing code anywhere that approves the corrugated piping like that. period!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    Technically, as asked, the material is approved.

    Technically, no, that material is not approved.

    Okay, now - define what you mean by material.

    Do you mean, technically, PVC?

    Or, technically, PVC that thickness and with that flexibility at the flexible joints, which would make the PVC material technically different than the PVC material is technically for PVC (all falling under the generic name of PVC but all technically different, thus technically the material is different), meaning that material is not approved - technically anyway.

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    I think that flexible waste pipe is garbage. I see that at least twice a week or more, especially in bathrooms. I write a comment that states replace the flexible waste pipes with permanent waste pipes in order to avoid possible flooding and damage. In NJ we need to state the implications if the issue is not corrected. I had one of those fail in my own house way back. They can come loose even if you slightly knock into them by putting something under the sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post

    Okay, now - define what you mean by material.

    Do you mean, technically, PVC?


    The material itself, yes, not it's shape.

    (Aren't those flexible, accordion self-clogging drains made from polypropylene?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    Technically, as asked, the material is approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    The material itself, yes, not it's shape.

    (Aren't those flexible, accordion self-clogging drains made from polypropylene?)
    I thought they were PVC of a different formulation, but if it is "polypropylene" as you said then ... it is not approved material any way.

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