looking to take hmiser's lead and clean up my suction side plumbing, eliminating 4 2" 90's. I have 2 3way valves and a check valve that have fittings butted against them, so my options are;
1) cut flush and try a 2" RAMBIT on all fittings or
2) since they are all 2X2.5", cut them flush, and butt them together with 2.5" PVC, then a red bush 2.5x3 to the union on my XF pump. (trying to avoid cutting out the first 3 way).
I have limited space to the wall for the pump, but if I butt them together I will have about 8" straight from the pump union to the check valve (recommended is 2X pipe dia = 10").
This will eliminate 4 90's in the pool path, 2 90's in the Spa path.
Is #2 acceptable? any other thoughts? Sorry no pics handy, will upload one tonight.