Standard Active Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022
ASTM F679-21

Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Large-Diameter Plastic Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings


This specification covers requirements and test methods for poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) large-diameter plastic gravity sewer pipe and fittings. Pipe requirements include workmanship, pipe dimensions, flattening resistance, impact resistance, pipe stiffness, gaskets requirements, joint tightness, extrusion quality, joining system, and markings. Test procedures shall include referee testing, quality control tests, test conditions, flattening tests, impact resistance, pipe stiffness, and acetone immersion test. Retest, rejection, inspection, certification, marking, delivery, and quality assurance shall conform to the requirements of this specification.


1.1 This specification covers requirements and test methods for materials, dimensions, workmanship, flattening resistance, impact resistance, pipe stiffness, extrusion quality, joining system, and a form of marking for large diameters, 18 to 60 in. poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) sewer pipe and fittings with integral bell elastomeric seal joints or solvent cemented sockets.

1.2 The requirements of this specification are intended to provide pipe and fittings suitable for nonpressure drainage of sewage and surface water. Pipe and fittings produced to this specification should be installed in accordance with Practice D2321.

Note 1: Industrial waste disposal lines should be installed only with the specific approval of the governing code authority since temperatures in excess of 140 °F (60 °C) and chemicals not commonly found in drains and sewers may be encountered.

1.3 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 precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method 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: F17.62
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/F0679-21
ICS Code: 23.040.20