Those aren't the street elbows we are talking about. You can't get a 3" street elbow. They go from 2" then jump to 4". They are in the sewer section, not in the water pipe section. I also could not find them at Home Depot. I had to get mine at Lowes.
I got some like that when I first started. You can use them or exchange them, it's up to you. If you use them, DON"T cut off the cuff, the part at the top. Cut off the bottom. See the indention on the bottom part in your pic? That is where you will cut the elbow. Then just put it in like it says at the beginning for this thread.
Here is a 4" sewer street elbow:
See the flange at the top and the cuff at the bottom? If you had one like this, you cutt off the cuff. That part will be in the feed. The top, where the flange is, will be poking out of the bucket and you will slip the cuff over it holding it. The flange keeps the elbow from coming out and the cuff will keep it from falling inside the bucket.
To find the lids, go down the paint isle. You have to find where they have all the empty buckets. They range from 1 to 5 gallons, different sizes/colors.
Well that's unfortunate because I thought they were and I thought I was in the sewer part but maybe not. I'll have to go back and/or go to Lowe's. Although do they really not come in 3"? Because they did have the 4" thing but they also had a 3" section with all sorts of other things and it took me a little bit to find it but it said right on the box 3" street elbow so I don't know. Although on the pipe it said 90° elbow so maybe it's not street but it does have the not cuff end. I don't know. It did say it was a street elbow though. But maybe these are different street elbows or something and clearly they are since the ones you show look different so that's weird. but anyway, I don't know if I want to go back just to get a different elbow but is the other one better? I know you said you did use these before so they do work? Is the other way better or? Just trying to decide if it's worth it to go back. It's not really far but don't know if I should. Thank you for your help though. I'll lpok for those elbows
And for the lids, ahh okay, I didn't bother finding the buckets because they had them on the end of the aisles. I guess I'll have to go back anyway to get the lids so maybe I should just trade the pipes too.
You want to cut the hole so that the part of the elbow inside the bucket is 1.5 inches from the bottom of the bucket.
KDOGG331, I used those elbow you have and got 3 in the bucket but I had to cut off the coupling at the big end. I put the elbow into the bucket with the cut end down. The uncut end should stick out of the bucket. The cut off coupling then gets glued onto the uncut end of the elbow on the outside of the bucket. The coupling now makes it where the elbow cannot fall into the bucket because your hole should be just big enough for the uncut end of the elbow to pass through. Not saying other types of elbows won't work, but I did use the ones you're asking about.
Well that's good to know, thank you! I'm glad they work so is the other kind good then because you don't have to use glue?