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Old 03-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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I have two pvc pipes and they are both about 2.5in diameter...they are rather parrallel to each other right now...by "rather" i mean that they are off parrallel by about 15 or 20 degrees...so I imagine that I will need a flexible piece of tubbing (between the two T's)...Im just unfamiliar with whats available and what I might see at the hardware store (or if such a product exists)...I am familiar with the thick black rubber joint (about 3 in long) with hose clamps on both ends...Im thinking though that since the pipes will meet on an angle that is a fair amount more (or less) than 180 degrees, I would need to use somthing else...the pressure in the pipes shouldnt be real high (its not under city water pressure-just drainage)...

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Can you take a picture of what you're trying to do.

On the subject of clamps. The clamps with just two bands are typically only for underground use. Even in areas where they are approved for use above ground they should be avoided. You want the clamps with a solid metal band all the way around. You can still cheat a little in those clamps.

Do not go buy that flexible drain pipe from Home Depot. You will just end up with a big mess.

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The one pic (ending in 45)shows the two pipes I want to connect...
The other (ending in 46) shows the connector with the hose clamps that Im familliar with...
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Cast out thoughts of hose connections and get down to local hardware or big box, and get an piece of proper size pipe and a few 22.5, 45, and 90 degree fittings. This will allow you to make "swing joints" offsetting the pipes until they line up. dry fit all the connections, then put alignment marks on the mating pieces, so that you can glue as much together as possible and install as a unit.

If you have no wiggle room to make the last connection, it can be done with a band clamp, the kind with full metal band, not a couple of hose clamps.

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