An Introduction to Drainage Tees
Drainage tees, which are also commonly known as waste tees, are an important component of a plumbing system that allow for the safe and efficient disposal of wastewater as well as any other liquid by-products. These drainage tees are designed to be adaptable, making them ideal for use in a variety of plumbing configurations and setups. Along with this, drainage tees are also very popular set of products from within our selection of flexible pipe coupling products.
Similar to our selection of flexible adaptors, these drainage tees are typically made from a durable but material, with PVC being one of the most frequently used. Consequently, this allows for the drainage tees to bend and flex, which is a necessity as they need to be able to accommodate different plumbing configurations.
Most commonly, drainage tees are used in situations where a traditional, rigid tee fitting would not be able to fit or could potentially cause stress on the pipes. Alternatively, these drainage tees can withstand the pressure and weight of the wastewater flowing through them, all whilst also helping to prevent potential breakages and leaks. This can only be asserted if fitted alongside any plastic end caps.
Features and Benefits of Drainage Tees
Unlike some other drainage connectors, drainage tees offer the huge benefit of being able to adapt to a variety of different plumbing setups. For example, drainage tees can be used to connect a smaller system such as a sink to a much larger waste pipe and corresponding system. Furthermore, drainage tees can be used to connect pipes that are not perfectly aligned, allowing for easy installation and less stress on the pipes.
Drainage tees are also designed to be easy to install and maintain. They often come with a compression fitting that allows for a tight, secure connection without the need for additional sealants or adhesives. This means that the tees can be easily connected and disconnected for maintenance or repairs, without damaging the pipes or causing leaks.
Finally, another benefit offered by drainage tees is that they can help to prevent blockages and clogs in the plumbing system. Their intentional design allows for wastewater and other liquids to freely flow through, with any potential debris or other solids being trapped in the tee, meaning they can easily be removed. Overall, this aids the efficiency of the drainage system also by keeping the pipes clear.
Drainage Tees at The Drainage Shop
At the Drainage Shop, we stock several different drainage tees, each of which differ in size. We offer both the 1 ½ inch Tees, and the 2-inch Tees as well as the larger 105mm - 166mm Tee to provide a number of potential options and solutions for your respective project. All these mentioned are also in a sleek black colour scheme, meaning they would not subtract from any aesthetics should they potentially be on show.
Alongside their durable, water-resistant rubber construction and support providing metal castings, drainage tees are made with a built-in sealant to prevent any backflow of water or even leak, this will keep the pipes and the tee itself in top condition and will prolong the life of the system.