some of you may remember I am in the process of opening and running hdc's. After hours of reading asking, searching etc I decided with the advice of many here to go used rather than a new hdc. Anyway I have a small (I hope) pipe problem.
The picture here shows (still working on how to post correctly) how the 3 sink set up pipes drop down to the waste tank. The issue is in my state the HD says that my 3 sinks must "drain independantley to the waste tank and must have the air gap" As you can see by the pic the air gap present but the 3 sinks tie in together so i have to correct that. This is where I need the help. Let me qualify this by saying I do not do plumbing work, never have and it is not my field. Having said that my idea may or may not work or even make any sense. Take a look and please advise with your suggestions, ideas etc and if this is a big deal to correct on my own or should I take it to a plumbing shop to do it. I thank you in advance...
My thoughts--- so my idea is to cut the pipes between them (where they tie into each other) and simply route 3 pipes down to the waste separately so the are independent of each other. Once down to above the waste tank funnel( that's what it looks like to me anyway) I would simply clamp the 3 pipes together sorta like the way you would wrap 3 rolls of pennies with a rubber band. (visual-not a real rubber band lol).
Now what I should have is the pipes coming down (3 pipes- v/s the 1 in the picture now) They would meet above the funnel thing, (I will need a wider funnel to catch the water and also to cover the wider space of 3 pipes v/s 1 now. If I am correct it should fix the problem of them being independent with out much fuss. Looks like the trick is making any bends with the new pipe set up to bring the pipes down correctly.
Ok, not worded the best but I hope you understand what I am trying and needing to do.
I'm listening to you guys like always!
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