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Old 09-07-2012, 16:54   #1
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Ninety Degree Turn in Pump Out Hose

I am planning on putting a 90 degree elbow in the middle of my pump out hose (1-1/2" ID)? The previous hose seemed to make the turn without trouble but I can't replicate the fit, even after dipping the hose in boiling water (the hose sort of folds). Are there any potential problems with using an elbow, and if not, where can I find a sturdy one? I don't want to risk a cracked elbow. The only 1-1/2" elbow I found looks kind of flimsy.

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Old 09-07-2012, 17:02   #2
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Re: Ninety degree turn in pump out hose.

Here is a picture showing the cut end of the hose where I want to put the elbow.

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Re: Ninety degree turn in pump out hose.

As long as you are using fittings rated for waste water an elbow isn't a huge deal. It will impede flow to some extint, but not drastically given the speed of the flow through those pipes.
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Re: Ninety degree turn in pump out hose.

Thanks Stumble, I appreciate the response. I checked out an elbow at marine supply and it looks sturdy enough. I'll go with that. There were plenty of old posts to answer all my tough questions; it's the most obvious questions that are the hardest to find answers to.
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Re: Ninety degree turn in pump out hose.

Don't use an elbow with a sharp 90degree bend. Use a sweep-elbow. It has a gently curving bend for less friction/hang-up.
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Re: Ninety degree turn in pump out hose.

A stainless steel elbow:
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If you decide to use a plastic 90 make sure the hose is well supported with no strain on the fitting.
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Re: Ninety Degree Turn in Pump Out Hose

Never use stainless steel parts on your holding/sewage system anywhere!!! They will rot out quite quickly from the urine etc.
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