Mis-Reading the Code

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Bassman, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Bassman

    Bassman DIY Member

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    I'm looking at the CA Plumbing code and it says:

    706.1
    "Changes in direction of drainage piping shall be made by appropriate use of approved fittings and shall be of the angles presented by a one-sixteenth (1/16) bend, one-eighth (1/8) bend, or one-sixth (1/6) bend, or other approved fittings of equivalent sweep."

    I can't figure out why a right angle is not included in this list. Are there no 90 degree bends in drain pipes? Thanks for any help.

    Neil
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You would combine two 1/8" bends.

    A long sweep 90 is equivalent, the same as an 1/8 bend and street 1/8 bend put together.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Of course there are, but the actual application determines WHICH 90 can be used.
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