Standard Active Last Updated: Sep 08, 2022
ASTM F409-22

Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Accessible and Replaceable Plastic Tube and Tubular Fittings


This specification covers the material, dimensional ,and performance requirements and associated test methods for thermoplastic tubes and fittings for accessible and replaceable domestic waste connections. The tubes, fittings and mechanical joint components shall be made of either virgin acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic, virgin poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plastic, or virgin polypropylene plastic. When evaluated by the test procedures provided herein, the products shall adhere to requirements stipulated for hydrostatic pressure, axial stress, joint integrity, and solvent cement.


1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic pressure, joint integrity, and solvent cement for thermoplastic tube and fittings for accessible and replaceable domestic waste connections. Marking requirements are also included. Thermoplastic that does not meet the material requirements specified in Section 5 is excluded.

1.2 The text of this specification references notes, footnotes, and appendixes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the specification.

1.3 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 8, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.04
Developed by Subcommittee: F17.63
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.1520/F0409-22
ICS Code: 23.040.20; 23.040.45