Work Item
ASTM WK47946

New Practice for One-Step (Solvent Cement) Method of Joining Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Pipe and Piping Components with Tapered Sockets

1. Scope

1.1 This practice describes a one-step (solvent cement) method of joining poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) or chlorinated poly (vinyl chloride) (CPVC) pipe and piping components with tapered sockets. 1.2 Before using this practice, verify with local codes the maximum pipe diameter permitted per intended end use. NOTE 1-Where conflicts occur between the code and the manufacturers Installation instructions, the more restrictive provisions apply. 1.3 Because of inherent hazards associated with testing components and systems with compressed air or other compressed gases, some manufacturers do not allow pneumatic testing of their products. Consult with specific product/component manufacturer for their specific testing procedures before pneumatic testing. NOTE 2-Pressurized (compressed) air or other compressed gases contain large amounts of stored energy that present serious safety hazards should a system fail for any reason. 1.4 The techniques covered are applicable to joining PVC to PVC or CPVC to CPVC pipe and piping components with tapered sockets. In the remainder of this practice, the term piping components with tapered sockets, whether it be bell end pipe, spigot connections, or any other type of tapered connections, will be referred to as fittings. 1.5 Units--The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. 1.6 The text of this practice references notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the practice. 1.7 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


bevel; chamfer; cleaner; cold water pipe; CPVC piping; fittings; hot water pipe; joining; pipe; pipe joint; primer; PVC piping; safe handling; solvent cement; water distribution:


Industry has developed and the code bodies and installers want to use one-step cements. These make installation faster and, therefore, less expensive. However, a practice does not exist for assembling pipe and fittings with said materials.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F17.20

Committee: F17

Staff Manager: Kevin Shanahan

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-02-2014

Technical Contact: Lakshmanan Viswanathan

Item: 001

Ballot: F17.20 (17-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: F17.20 (18-03)

Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution