|Posted by Greg on December 31, 2003 at 09:02:48:|
|In response to Re: Thanks Greg...a little more advice?|
CPVC you can flex enough to gain some clearance, but 3" pipe, unlikely.
If this doesn't help or won't work, try posting a picture of your dilemma so we can get a better look. We'll be watching...
: Can you offer any other way to splice into an existing albeit old 3" line? Should I risk making existing piping bend for that moment that I need to make up that slack?
: Thanks so much for your help,
: : Troubled Tom,
: : I've used the rubber couplings of which you speak, although my rule is only to use them where access is always available (although sometimes difficult) for servicing/inspection. Personally, I just don't trust them completely.
: : On the flip side of that, though, I'm currently witnessing large commercial buildings go up that use hords of these couplings (mission style - with the metal bands around the rubber inner). Some codes allow similar couplings to be buried. But, if you don't mind running the risk of redoing some drywall down the road, it could work well enough, they're just not as permanent or "comforting" as a glued joint, which is always preferred. Good Luck. Greg
: : : I posted a few days before Christmas about a leaking joint that wiped out some drywall in my kitchen before a party. You suggested (as I figured I needed to) that I replace. Here's my question:
: : : Thanks in advance!
: : : Tom Payne
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