How to streamline my pipe underneath the sink?

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Old 02-25-19, 08:29 AM
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How to streamline my pipe underneath the sink?

Looks like the plumbing underneath my kitchen is quite complex and consumed a lot of space. 1.) Is there a way to make it more simple but still up to code? I'm planning on getting a bigger garbage disposal and water filtrations system so I will need all the room underneath the sink as much as I can. 2.) Do I really a three way elbow coming out of the wall? 3.) Is there any advantage of having an extra one or two hole in the 3-way elbow? 4.) If I'm going to git rid of this 3-way elbow, where do I cut and what connector do I need? Any help is streamlining this plumbing is much appreciated.

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Old 02-25-19, 08:35 AM
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It should look similar to this.
 
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Old 02-25-19, 11:01 AM
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Do not try to get rid of the 3 way fitting. You don't have enough pipe extending from the wall to install another fitting. If your remove stuff like the pipe and trap on the right then I would just cap it off.

The big thing to look out for code wise is if you are required to have an air gap for the dishwasher discharge. An air gap won't really affect the rigid piping underneath the sink but it might require you to install the air gap through the counter above.
 
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Thanks for all the help. Pilot Dane, that's my fear that is why I want to make sure I'm not making the situation worst than it already is. I was thinking that if it's threaded 3-way fitting then I can easily remove but looks like it's glued in. In addition, the 3-way fitting is a female that goes into the pipe from the wall so you're right, if I cut it off, I don't have enough to connect to it.
 
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A Fernco would be an option.
 
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Old 02-26-19, 05:42 AM
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That is not a threaded three way fitting. It appears to be a glue type. Cut off what you don't need and install a cap. There are glue in test caps that can glue into the inside of the pipe or you can use a Fernco/rubber cap but they can sometimes be difficult to get to seal if installed over a fitting.
 
 

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