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PVC pipe angle

PVC 3 inch pipe connecting at a slight angleWe wanted the 3 inch PVC pipe for the new greywater wetland system to have a slight downhill slope.

There's no glue holding the pieces together to take advantage of a little wiggle room that allows the pipe to point a shade downward instead of straight ahead.

A brick underneath holds it in place without any leaks.

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If there is suffucient play between the T and the pipe for it to angle down when dry, it would do the same when glued.

Besides, the construction wouldn't be stiff enough when glued to hold the pipe exactly horizontal without supports.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Feb 24 16:44:10 2013
There are also flexible rubber fitting that use hose clamps to a attach to the pipes
Comment by Gerry Sun Feb 24 19:38:43 2013

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