An easy question.

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  1. nola000

    nola000 New Member

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    Didnt get any answers on my last post so I thought I would simplify the image and query.

    Are 3" wyes acceptable in this situation?

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The fittings below can be 3"
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    They can be 3" but they have to be the correct 3" fittings.
     
  5. nola000

    nola000 New Member

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    Yall are great.

    I was going to use a 3x3x3x2 left side outlet sanitary tee, a street 45 and then a wye with a cleanout.

    Does that sound right?
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    A combination Y-1/8 bend will do the same thing and eliminate a joint in the process.
     
  7. nola000

    nola000 New Member

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    hj - would a "wye-1/8th(combination)" with the "left-out-sant-tee" on top be taller, shorter or the same height overall vs. a "wye + 45" with a "left-out-sant-tee" on top? Im having clearance issues so I need something that is really compact in height. Part of the reason I dont want to use 4" fittings.

    Also, in general, is there any difference in performance between a "wye-1/8th(combination)" vs. a "wye + 45"?

    I would think a "wye + 45" is better since there is a longer sweep which gets the waste flowing in the right direction for a longer time helping it downhill whereas a "wye-1/8th(combination)" would be more likely to "plop" it down like a regular sanitary tee in that configuration. Is this correct logic?
     
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