If I have a PVC pipe, and I want to put a T into it in the middle, how
do I do that, if neither end can move back or forth? I've done plenty
of copper, which bends enough usually, but this PVC sometimes won't
You need an RP coupling. Cut the pipe where you need the tee, and at a second
point a couple feet away. Shorten the section between the cuts by exactly
enough length to make room for the tee. Slip the RP coupling onto one end of
that section -- withOUT glue -- then glue the tee onto the other end. Glue the
other side of the tee in place. Align the two pieces of pipe, make a pencil
mark on one side of the joint at half the length of the RP coupling away from
the joint, slather the area around the joint with glue, and slide the RP
coupling in place up to your pencil mark.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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