ASTM 2729 covers thin wall drain and sewer pipe. Sewer and Drain pipe is much more rigid than corrugated pipe and manufactured from PVC, ABS and Polyethylene. It is easier to maintain a continuous slope in critical areas with sewer and drain pipe or coextruded dual wall corrugated pipe, as they will compensate for peaks and valleys in a trench bed.
PVC and ABS connections can be solvent welded or glued together ensuring watertight connections. Drain snakes can be used on Sewer and Drain pipe if the pipe line becomes clogged. However, Sewer and Drain Pipe is more labor intensive and less flexible than corrugated pipe. Sewer and Drain pipe is available as ASTM 2729, ASTM F8 10 or SDR 35. SDR 35 has a thicker wall and stronger crush strength than 2729 or smooth wall polyethylene pipe. Polyethylene smooth wall sewer & drain pipe, common in some geographical regions is more flexible than PVC or ABS, with connections that cannot be glued together. SDR 35 pipe is more expensive than ASTM 2729 or polyethylene pipe.
Title: I see that your pipe and fittings conform to ASTM 2729. What does this mean?
Description: Explanation of ASTM 2729
Last Edited: 9/18/2013
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