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    In addition to the missing vent, what is the min lenght requirement for the line behind the trap, preventing it from being an S trap.

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    Are you referring to the trap arm length?

    Check out the electrical receptacle on its back; the NEC prohibits receptacles from facing up in wet locations.


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    requirement for the line behind the trap, preventing it from being an S trap.
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    Yes the trap arm. And I called out the outlet, although the electricians response was the area is not wet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Cooper View Post
    Check out the electrical receptacle on its back; the NEC prohibits receptacles from facing up in wet locations.
    They do?

    The NEC prohibits receptacles from facing up in kitchen and bathroom countertops, besides, that is not a "wet location".

    The NEC allows FLOOR receptacle to face up. Every seen anyone MOP a floor? I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    In addition to the missing vent, what is the min length requirement for the line behind the trap, preventing it from being an S trap.
    "preventing it from being an S trap"

    The only thing which will prevent it from being an 'S' trap is a vent.

    As I recall, though, there is a minimum trap arm length of 2 times the diameter of the pipe. That would be from the trap weir to the vent.

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    Thanks Jerry for answering the question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    They do?

    The NEC prohibits receptacles from facing up in kitchen and bathroom countertops, besides, that is not a "wet location".

    The NEC allows FLOOR receptacle to face up. Every seen anyone MOP a floor? I have.
    Yes Jerry,
    The NEC does prohibit recepticals from facing up in a wet location, I think I said that. I never called the space under a lav a wet location. I said "check out that receptical on its back" inferring a judgment call. Sorry for any confusion. As far as mopping floors, a floor receptical box is listed for that use. A 4x4 steel box I doubt, would be listed at all; especaily in that location. Again a judgment call. Besides, our Electrical Specialist said: "no way Jose" and his name is Jose too!


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