Re: DWV Pipe gap and Fernco
Posted by hj on February 23, 2004 at 16:52:32:
In response to Re: DWV Pipe gap and Fernco
: : You should have used 2 ferncos. I wouldn't leave a gap like that.
He couldn't legally install a san tee if it was going to be inspected, and you should not have used one either. The pipes should be cut square and the inserted piece should fit tightly to the existing pipe. A Fernco is also not the proper/legal coupling to use either.

: : Wasn't it an option to simply cut out the
flange and extend the trap arm?
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

: The drain runs directly under the toilet (about 10" below floor grade), so the trap arm is vertical. The contractor apparently measured for a santee, and then he put in a wye and a 45.

: I had to reach in and make a fairly not-square cut on the upstream pipe, so even if I butt them up there will still be about a 1/2" gap (on the bottom, of course). Given that, would it pay to chop out that nice glued coupling and add a downsteam Fernco?

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