PVC installation question
We recently hired a plumber to replace a lot of the old plumbing in our house. The main stack was the original cast iron. The plumber claimed to have cracked a portion of it and, as a result, replaced a large section (maybe 10 to 12 feet) running between the first floor and attic with PVC. The old pipe in this area had a bend in it. The new PVC was installed without bends, but sits instead at a slight angle to the cast iron pipe it joins on either end, maybe 3 to 4 degrees. (Does this make sense?) This concerns me -- I can't believe the seal can be as good, and my ignorant feeling is that two pieces of joined pipe ought to be aligned straight to each other, rather than forcing the joint at angles. The plumbing contractor swears up and down that it's fine. Is he right? Is this up to code? Should I be concerned about strength or leaks at the joint?
If it is only tilted a few degrees this will not be a problem. The plumber probably used a primer and cement which will fuse the two together and prevent leaks.
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 16 Designs for a Low-Cost DIY Coffee Table
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 30 Things Every Adult Should Know How to Do
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 7 Surprising Other Uses for Mayonnaise
- 9 Ways to Make Your TV Look at Home
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- 8 Cleaning Mistakes Everyone Makes
- 10 Insanely Creative Shelves You Can DIY
- 10 Bargain Organizers for a Tidy Garage
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 9 Backyard Fire Pits You Can Afford
- 10 Things You Didn't Know Windex Can Do
- Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
- Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- 16 Garden Borders You Can Make—Easily!