Installing Wye To Existing Drain Pipe - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Installing Wye to Existing Drain Pipe


I am looking to install a 3x3x2 wye to my horizontal drain pipe, which in turn connects to a vertical sewage stack. I am concerned that my 3" pvc drain pipe won't flex enough to allow connecting the wye. I haven't cut the drain pipe to attempt the install as I can't have the drain pipe down for an extended period of time. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Advertisement

alladin15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
JDC
Plumbing Contractor
 
JDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 392
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Installing Wye to Existing Drain Pipe


Glue a couple of short pieces into the ends of the wye. Cut a section out of the horizontal drain about 1/4" longer than the over length of the wye with the stubouts. At that point you have a couple of options.

1) You can use a couple of slip couplings (AKA repair couplings). You'll find these at any plumbing supply house though I doubt you'll find them from HD or Lowes. These can be tricky if you've never used them before. Ask the folks at the supply house the proper method for use.

2) You can use a couple of no hub bands. I've seen these at the big box stores. If yours doesnt carry them a plumbing supply house will. These are quite easy to use and make for a relatively quick repair.

Advertisement

JDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Venting ponch37300 Plumbing 41 02-23-2013 11:37 PM
Major drain issue... what is this pipe? moneymgmt Plumbing 9 08-04-2009 11:53 PM
Installing stand-up shower in finished basement without existing drain notenoughtime Plumbing 3 05-16-2009 12:59 PM
Vent requirement for laundry washer drain pipe WaldenL Plumbing 9 01-12-2009 08:11 PM
The Bioswale, french drain, deck, drainage dilemma (long) seabright_sc Building & Construction 2 01-05-2008 04:37 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts