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    Question The elusive "double fixture fitting"

    Where are you guys buying these things? I found one here:

    http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...g-p-36687.html

    So I call my local Ace Hardware, and the guy says he shows an inventory of 91 of those...total...in the entire United States at any Ace Hardware-affiliated store. So then I call two more local plumbing supply stores (J&H Aicheson, Ferguson Enterprises). Ferguson doesn't have any, and J&H Aicheson was able to look it up, and said they've never sold one in over 30 years.

    Clearly, not everyone is using these for their double vanity sinks. So what other code-legal options are there?

    Last edited by Terry; 06-02-2010 at 04:34 PM.

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    You wouldn't use that "cross" (which looks like a double wye), you would use a double tee fitting: http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com...e-p-23634.html
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    Where I come from (Southern California, using the UPC) they were used all the time, and were common - in ABS. The double san tee would not be legal unless the barrel (the up/down part) was 3". Put a snake down one side and it would come up the other side with a 2" barrel. A double wye with 1/8 bends in it would not be legal either because of venting issues. You could use a 2 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/2" san tee on top with a 2 X 2 X 1 1/2" below it, but be careful or you will end up with a trap arm too high or too low. The fitting is sometimes also calle a "figured 1", ask around for that (focusing on old guys) and maybe it will appear.

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    Make that "figure 1".

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    instead of wasting time looking for that just install 2 Ts and 2 vents and run them into the drain system and be done with it...a little more work and a little more $$$ but not a big deal...

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    One version is called a figure "1" and another is a figure "5", because it looks somewhat like a "V Roman numeral for 5". It is ALL we use and the supply houses have several versions 2 inch outlet with the other openings 1 1/2", all 2" openings, and 2" top and bottom with 1 1/2" branches. A sanitary cross or double combo will get you an IMMEDIATE red tag.

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