Plumbing for a bog -- can you use sanitary T's instead of regular T's?

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    BOG CONSTRUCTION: I was just wondering about this..... All of the diagrams I've seen show using regular T's to plumb the distribution manifold. But, when you look at the flow, there is resistence with the regular T, and it seems like the water would flow better through a sanitary T.
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    I looked up what a sanitary T is and what it's used for.....in normal plumbing applications. But a bog application is different, since the water flow is all horizontal after it reaches the manifold system.

    This is the plumbing application [image courtesy of GOOGLE -- I didn't draw this one]. Of course, in a bog, the orientation of the sanitary T with relation to the water flow would be the opposite [direction] of what you would use in real-life plumbing (as per pic #2 above).
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    I'm about to re-do my bog's distribution manifold, but wanted to check this out before I spent money on "an experiment."
     
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    The amount of friction loss eliminated by using sanitary tees would be negligible in this type of configuration.Dynamic Head and Head Loss are not applicable.
     
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    English, please...
     
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    Ain't gonna make a whole lot of difference in flow!
     
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    @Meyer Jordan Sorry, I didn't have time to post a proper answer before. So, basically, if I plumb the bog with the sanitary T's, it probably won't make a difference in performance, but at least it WILL work......?
     
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    It will work
     
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    Unless you have some of these laying around or know where to get them for nothing, I don't know why you are asking as they usually cost twice as much as regular PVC fittings.

    Also they supposedly can not be used in pressurized applications
     
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    I used some in my bog plumbing, we had them from a job at a rental, they worked just fine. Not a pressurized system.
     
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