Too many bends?

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  1. dmtm21

    dmtm21 New Member

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    Is there such thing as too many bends for a bathroom sink drain line? I am having to get pretty creative to run the drain pipe I want and have ended up with five bends?? Too many??? :confused: They are all vertical bends except for one.:rolleyes:
     
  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    elbows

    As long as the drain never plugs up, 5 elbows is okay. Once it does, however, the plumber is going to curse you and your ancestors when his snake/cable tries to go around them.
     
  5. patrick88

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    The more turn you have the harder it is to snake. Drain cables are less affective the more turns and the greater the distance.
     
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    codes require clean outs based on length and number of bends
     
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