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Thread: Basement: 4" Double WYE a bad idea?

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    Default Basement: 4" Double WYE a bad idea?

    Attached is a crude drawing of my plans for draining (under basement slab) a toilet, shower, vanity and kitchen sink. Unfortunately it's not to scale. 2 questions:

    1. Is it a bad idea to drain the toilet and shower to the 4" double WYE?
    2. How do I install a 4" WYE (or whatever part I deceide to use) to the main drain? I can't slide it in because the main drain won't move.

    Thanks!!
    Tim
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Can't help you as to whether that is the right fitting, but you'd cut off enough to allow you to install a stub into the pvc fitting, then use a no-hub connector to make the actual connection. That way, you'd be connecting same-size pipe, rather than trying to insert something into a hub. The sleeve will slide entirely over the stub, then once it is in place (there should be almost no gap), slide the fitting over and clamp it in place. Since it will be underground, you shouldn't need the sleeved version - just make sure to backfill properly. See what the pros have to say...
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    1)In most , if not all juresdictions, double wye's are not allowed on a horizontal run. They are only used on a vertical application. You may have to find space to install to regular y's.

    2) what jadnashua said.

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    Default no hub coupling

    Thanks! Is the attached link an example of a no-hub connector? By "sleeve" do you mean that I won't need a stainless steel "cover" over the black rubber material? Will the coupling stand the test of time?

    Also, I won't use the double wye. Whether it passes code or not it doesn't seem to make sense. Thanks again.


    Example of coupling?
    http://www.drillspot.com/products/31...1-1_4_Coupling

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    You need the type with the cover above ground. Underground, the sleeve with the ss hose clamps is designed to last eons...just make sure to keep the ends close together and ensure you backfill properly so that the ends stay aligned properly.
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