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    A wye and 45, sometimes called a combination fitting or combo.

    I've googled to the end and couldn't find a definitive answer, so I'm hoping to get it here.


    Santee

    Is it possible to use a sanitary tee in a waste line on its side? I'm doing this to change directions/tap into an existing waste line.

    and from the differing answers I found, none of them gave a clue as to why this can't be done, other than to say it can't be done.
    Last edited by Terry; 09-15-2007 at 06:37 PM.

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    You need a wye, or tee-wye. A horizontal to horizontal change of direction needs to be sweeping.
    Last edited by Terry; 09-15-2007 at 06:37 PM.

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    the turn radius on a san tee is too tight, it will eventually have a problem with clogging.

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    thanks for the quick replys.

    Sometimes, google isn't the best place for information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kordts
    You need a wye, or tee-wye. A horizontal to horizontal change of direction needs to be sweeping.
    What about vertical to horizontal ? (Although I could feel advantage of
    45+wye in this case as well)

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    vertical to horizontal, wye



    horizontal to horizontal, wye


    horizontal to vertical, santee or wye unless the vertical is used as a vent, and then a santee.
    Last edited by Terry; 09-15-2007 at 06:39 PM.

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    Are combo's OK? The type that is like a "T" but has a sweep 90 sort of with it?
    This is for a horizontal to horizontal.

    Ron
    Last edited by Terry; 09-15-2007 at 06:40 PM.

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    Yes, a store bought combo is also known as tee-wye. I hadn't seen them until recently, we made them up and always called them combos.
    Last edited by Terry; 09-15-2007 at 06:40 PM.

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