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    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-20-2007 at 07:15 AM.
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    Default Re: cleanouts

    If you're referring to a sinks P-Trap, ... all sinks require them. Now, some of the P-Traps I've seen do have the threaded clean-out cap (on bottom of trap). Whether their required or not is unknown to me. If they have the clean-out cap, .. great, ... if they don't, it's just a matter of uncoupling the P-Trap, removing it and cleaning out all of the gunk and wifes hair !!


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    No, cleanouts are not required under sinks. Cleanouts are generally required where the drain lines change direction more than 45 degrees.
    Were there cleanouts under all the sinks in the home??


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    I think my post above was a little misleading. I meant to say that all sinks, etc, require P-Traps, ... and not clean-outs.


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    jeff,
    cleanouts are required in new construction for sinks.u.p.c. 707.4 each horizontal drainage pipe shall be provided with a cleanout at its upper terminal and each run of piping. exc.(1) cleanouts may be admitted on a horizontal draain line less than 5 feet in length unless such line is serving sinks or urinals.


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    I must correct myself, Brian you are right. However there is also another exception to the rule. If a REMOVABLE trap is installed there is no cleanout needed.
    This is the norm out here. I rarely see a trap with a cleanout.


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