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Old 06-29-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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We recently bought a '66 Safari and have a question about the pipes. Are ABS pipes that are used in mobile homes the same pipes that are used in campers? Thanks for any help.
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I'm not real sure how old ABS piping is.
I know it's been around for 30 years. Maybe longer.
However, You can hook together ANY kind of pipe if you use what is called a Mission Coupling. A mission coupling will allow you to connect abs to pvc to copper to steel to cast iron. It is a rubber coupling surrounded by a stainless steel band with 2 hose clamps to cinch it down. I use them all the time in my remodeling business where you need to move a sink or bath tub or the like.
Often I have to cut into the old cast iron or steel drains and when I do I just reconnect every thing with plastic (abs or pvc) and a couple of mission couplings. They are readily available at any of the big box stores such as bLowes or Home Despot.
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Thanks for the info, Jerry.
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