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Gravity Sewer


These specifications designate the re quirements for manufacturing and installing Vinyltech PVC sewer pipe.

ASTM D3034 – Standard Specification for Type PSM Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Sewer Pipe and Fittings
ASTM F679 – Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Large-Diameter Plastic Gravity Sewer Pipe and Fittings
ASTM D3212 – Standard Specification for Joints for Drain and Sewer Plastic Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
ASTM F477 – Standard Specification for Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
ASTM D1784 – Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds
ASTM D2152 – Standard Test Method for Extruded Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Pipe and Molded Fittings by Acetone Immersion
ASTM D2444 – Standard Test Method for Determination of the Impact Resistance of Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings by Means of Tup (Falling Weight)
ASTM D2321 – Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for Sewers and other Gravity-Flow Applications
ASTM D2412 – Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
IAPMO (File No. 2128) – Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) – Vinyltech sewer pipe is IAPMO listed for ASTM D3034 SDR 35 4-15 inch and SDR 26 4-12 inch.

Pipe Compound

The pipe shall be extruded from compounds meeting the requirements of Cell Classification 12454, as defined in ASTM D1784, Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds.


Vinyltech pipe shall be manufactured in accordance with AWWA C900.

Gasket Joint

The gasket shall be reinforced with a steel ring and meet the requirements of ASTM F477. Vinyltech pipe shall have an integral bell end with a locked-in factory installed gasket and shall meet the requirements of ASTM D3212.


The pipe shall be marked in accordance with ASTM D3034 and F679.

Quality Control

Requirements for manufacturing and testing are conducted in strict accordance with ASTM specifications and are outlined in ASTM D3034 and F679.


Recommended installation procedures of Vinyltech Corporation are outlined in ASTM D2321, Underground Installation of Flexible Thermoplastic Sewer Pipe.

Assembling the Pipe

Assembling of PVC Sewer Pipe is easily accomplished by hand or by using a bar and block. A depth of entry mark serves as a visual check for rapid, accurate joint inspection. Do not over insert.

  1. Remove any mud, sand, or other foreign matter from the belled and spigot ends of the pipe. Carefully clean the gasket area.
  2. With a clean applicator (a brush or hand) lubricate the entire surface of the pipe from the spigot end to the depth of entry mark and the contact surface of the gasket with Vinyltech Brand Lubricant.
  3. Brace the bell to avoid disturbing the already installed joints. Align the pipe, insert the spigot into the bell and push.
  4. Do not insert past the entry mark line.