Elbow With Low Heel Inlet to connect Tub & Sepperate Shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Erc, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Erc

    Erc New Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    ATL Georgia
    Can an elbow be used with the heel inlet in the vertical position for connecting 2 drain lines such as a separate shower and tub. I have seen posts that say this is not the intended use for this fitting, however it works, and that better practice would be to use a sanitary T with side inlet? The vent would be coming off the tub line a few feet away from the fitting. Everything connects to a vertical drain going to the floor below. I am trying to avoid drilling more holes in floor joists that are already drilled to death! Thank you.

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    In theory it is the same as a full sized sanitary tee with a bushing, but you would have to run it by your inspector because some do NOT like heel inlet 1/4 bends.

    Here is a tee with a side inlet.

    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 20, 2012
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