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    Default Is 1/2 inserted into ABS fitting OK?

    I'm just finished installing my 3" drain for a new powder room. I got the pipes inserted the full 1.5" in each fitting except one pipe that was in a really cramped spot, which I only got inserted half way (3/4") into the fittings on each end. Its supported with straps and well glued. Because it's in such a cramped spot, I'm hoping not to have to take it out. Is it OK?

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    The short answer is No. The long answer is Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    [B]No, plumbing ain't rocket science. Unlike rocket science, plumbing requires a license[B]

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    Can you elaborate? is the concern that it will fail down the road even of it's not leaking now?

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    Read your code book.
    [B]No, plumbing ain't rocket science. Unlike rocket science, plumbing requires a license[B]

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    I'm a home owner. I don't have a code book. Regardless, I'm just liking to know whether it will hold.

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    If it's installed 50% of the way, there is a 50% chance of it failing.

    Your goal in any DIY project should be to do it at least as good as a professional tradesman would.

    Plastic fittings and cement are cheap. You should cut it out and fix it.

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