The Building code for Wisconsin states this:
- The minimum radius for the first 90° fitting downstream from a trap serving a lavatory or sink shall be 1-3/4" for drain piping 1-1/2" in diameter. The fitting shall be a tee or quarter bend.
- The minimum radius for the first 90° bend or elbow downstream from a water closet shall be 2-1/2" for drain piping 3" in diameter.
- The minimum radius for the first 90° bend or elbow downstream from a water closet shall be 3" for drain piping 4" in diameter.
Could I get a translation, please? This sounds like it's either poorly worded or unrealistic. The "minimum radius"? So downstream of a sink, if I want a 90 degree turn, I need to increase to a diameter of 3 1/2 inches? That sounds absurd. There appears to be no such thing as a 3 1/2 inch PVC pipe at the average hardware store.
I was under the impression that I could do long runs with multiple 90 degree turns, maintaining 1 1/2 inch diameter as long as I use long-turn fittings.