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

The development of specifications for plastic pipe, fittings, and appurtenances; practices for joining and installing plastic pipes; test methods; terminology, systems and services specific to plastic piping systems and the stimulation of related research.
The work of the Committee may include the consideration of composite piping systems, and components which are partially plastic.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with ASTM Committee and other organizations having mutual interests.


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