Both the carrier and containment pipe components of Drain-Guard are certified to applicable ASTM standards and listed by third party agencies.
ASTM D2665 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Drain, Waste, and Vent Pipe and Fittings. ASTM D2665 is included in Table 702.1of 2012 edition of IPC (International Plumbing Code). ASTM D2665 is included in Table 701.1 of 2012 edition of the UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code).
CSA B181.2 Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and chlorinated polyvinylchloride (CPVC) drain, waste, and vent pipe and pipe fittings. CSA B181.2 is included in Table 702.1 and Table 702.2 of 2012 edition of IPC.
ASTM D1784 Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds, having a cell classification of 12454. ASTM D1784 is included in Section 301.1.2 and 301.2, of 2012 edition of IPC.
ASTM D1785 Standard Specification for Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe, Schedules 40, 80, and 120. ASTM D1785 is included in Table 701.1 of 2012 edition of UPC.
Lower Condensation Potential
Drain-Guard prevents damage due to condensation, because it possesses superior thermal properties compared to cast iron. The outer secondary DWV pipe safely contains any possible condensation that may occur on the exterior of the primary DWV pipe, protecting the surrounding area from condensation damage. In addition, storm water lines may not require insulation.
The larger inside diameter and lower surface roughness factors of Drain-Guard, compared to those of cast iron DWV systems, ensure a noticeably higher flow capacity – Drain-Guard exhibits improved performance with low flow water closets.