How to Attach a Metal Fitting to PVC Pipe

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Connections between a metal fitting and PVC pipe are made when connecting a cast iron sewer pipe to a PVC drain pipe. Drain pipes from a kitchen or bathroom sink are PVC pipe and run to the main drain that is in your home. Older homes will typically have a cast iron drain that is connected to a toilet. You can use this cast iron pipe to connect with your PVC drain pipe.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • PVC primer
  • Flexible rubber coupling
  • PVC glue
  • Screwdriver
  • Turn off the water to your home by closing the shut-off valve. Close this valve by turning it clockwise.

  • Clean the end of the PVC pipe that will be attached to the iron pipe with a clean cloth. Apply the PVC primer to the end of the pipe.

  • Insert the rubber coupling into the opening on the cast iron pipe.

  • Apply PVC glue on the end of the PVC pipe with the primer. Slide the end of the PVC into the rubber coupling on the cast iron pipe.

  • Tighten the metal clamps on the rubber coupling with the screwdriver to seal the coupling to the pipe.

  • Open the shut-off valve to turn on the water and test the new PVC connection.

Tips & Warnings

  • Tighten the clamps on the rubber couplings if you see water drip from the connection.

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