Installing coupling/pipe/bend in a tight space

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  1. nc8861

    nc8861 New Member

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    I'm replacing a closet bend and a small section of 3" pipe going out to the main stack. My bend currently comes right up against a joist. So I don't really have much clearance on that end - and of course I don't have any clearance on the stack end. I have to cut the current stuff out, install a coupling, section of new pipe, then the bend (the bend has to come up in the same spot). So how do I get the same length/measurements in a space with no clearance? It's not like I can bend the coupling or pipe.

    On another board it was suggested that I use a shielded coupling that tightens down with screws. I'd really like to avoid anything but ABS + cement, as I don't want my toilet "stuff" going through a non-cemented joint. Is there any magical way to do this?

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    Is there any magical way to do this?
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  2. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    Tight Space

    Yes Call A Plumber ! ! !
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    At this point, I like the shielded coupling.

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  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    How about a repair coupling?
  5. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    Get a pipeshredder or rambit and cleanout the hub of the tee on the stack and then repipe.
  6. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    Is there enough 3" pipe coming out of the tee on the main stack for you to glue on a 45? You might be able to replace that closet bend with two 45s to make a connection to the flange.
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