How to get a slight angle on PVC line.

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

  1. ourzoo

    ourzoo New Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    I'm probably over thinking this but I have to ask.

    I'm replacing a 1 1/2" galvanized bathtub drain line as part of a bathroom re-build. The old line was about 16" long and had three 22 1/2 degree elbows, making a zig-zag assembly to raise the pipe level about 1". Mighty strange and a great hair trap.. for years. The new tub trap and galvanized end point I'll be tying into are in-line, but I need to raise the trap side of the line a minimum of 3/4" (over 16") for the trap to fit in the floor joist space under the tub. I can't buy two 5 degree elbow. Can I just solvent weld the ends in-line and bow the PVC pipe to pull the trap into place? Seems with 1 1/2" pipe over this short distance, and one end tied into the existing galvanized drain line system, I'll really be stressing the connection to the fitting. But again, maybe I'm over-analyzing this.

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