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Even if PVC lasts longer who cares in new construction(Not that there's any available anyway) The builders, GC or plumber after 1 year are long gone their warrantee is up and even before hand most of them tell their customers to F-off if the plumbing breaks. That's where I come in, I fix it for a paycheck.
No one is going to take a loss on materials so they can install better quality, their cut enough corners already. Even the milillion dollar cookie cutter house has the same contractor faucets, toilets and stuff. Same pipe too!
Normally ABS should last a few hundred years... its just those -- once in a blue moon things--
They claim PVC will last something like 800 years exposed to the elements...
and buried underground they really dont have a test to determine its life span..
I heard the ABS had a life span just slightly less than PVC so who cares because
we are all gonna be dead long before the pipe wears out