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    Default Too many bends?

    Is there such thing as too many bends for a bathroom sink drain line? I am having to get pretty creative to run the drain pipe I want and have ended up with five bends?? Too many??? They are all vertical bends except for one.

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    Gravity wins as long as the elevation continues to decrease.

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    As long as the drain never plugs up, 5 elbows is okay. Once it does, however, the plumber is going to curse you and your ancestors when his snake/cable tries to go around them.

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    The more turn you have the harder it is to snake. Drain cables are less affective the more turns and the greater the distance.
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    codes require clean outs based on length and number of bends

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