ABS Pipe

ABS Pipe
Acrylonitrite-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) pipe is that standard for waste pipe in most modern homes. It has been in use for 30+ years and with few exceptions, has been a very reliable. Along with PVC it is a waste pipe system that is quite easy to maintain or modify.

ABS (and PVC) pipe is very smooth on the inside and unlike galvanized pipe doesn't ketch debris or promote clogs.

Almost any saw can be used to cut ABS pipe. Fitting are connected by means of a special liquid "glue".

ABS Pipe

The ease of ABS pipe installation promotes the use of such pipe by careless amateurs. Here is an example of a waste line with a clean-out fitting that was installed in the wrong direction!

Article: 
Choosing Pipe