Adding a Tee to an existing 3 inch PVC Line

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by rossirj, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. rossirj

    rossirj New Member

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    I am installing a new sink and would like to know if it is code (per 2003 IPC)
    to us a fernco instead of a repair coupling to add a tee to an existing 3 " line? I am wanting to add a 3" w/ 2" tee with a 2" to 1 1/2" reducer to then attach to the sink. At first a saddle tee looked promising until I looked at the other threads. My plan is to cement the bottom of the tee to the existing stub, cement a short 3 " piece to the top of the tee, then use the fernco to sew it up.

    Thank you in advance for any advice/information!

    Rob
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Use a banded coupling rather than the Fernco. A Fernco is not supposed to be used above ground. The banded coupler is similar to a Fernco, but it has a stainless steel band the full length of the sleeve instead of just the two clamps on a Fernco.
  3. rossirj

    rossirj New Member

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    Thanks Gary! Do they sell those a the "Big Box" outlets or do I need to hit my plumbers supply?
  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Can't say for sure, but Big Boxes should have them.
  5. rossirj

    rossirj New Member

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    Gary,

    Thanks again for the info.

    Rob
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