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    Cool Interesting P Traps

    I am always amused by the plumbing I find under kitchen sinks.

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    Those are outstanding.

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    I'm partial to the trombone one myself.

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    Nice trap on the first one, it really doesn't matter if the trap is on it's side, it'll still work.


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    Lee,

    Not following you there.

    A trap must be vertical.

    Or did I miss the smiley face you intended?

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    The first one is a new "Z" trap!



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    Then there's the "trap-not" or, "I don't have to show you no stinkin traps!"

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    And the shop-vac trap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry McCarthy View Post
    Then there's the "trap-not" or, "I don't have to show you no stinkin traps!"
    Jerry Mc.,

    Made with radiator hoses no less!

    Wonder what they are trying to 'radiate'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    And the shop-vac trap...
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    Oh the ingenuity of the American People, no wonder we are so far along as a developing nation ...

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    Jerry,
    Yeah, I forgot my smiley, I was just being sarcastic.


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    Red neck ingineeering at is finest.


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    You don't need a trap when you're just running the utility tub drain straight into your basement water control system. Let the sump pump take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    You don't need a trap when you're just running the utility tub drain straight into your basement water control system. Let the sump pump take care of it.
    While likely an Approved Installation for much of the State of PA, I would Not Agree.


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    What would concern me more is the exposed splices in second picture.


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    Not a material common in my area, any issues when you "mix-and-match" like this?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    Not a material common in my area, any issues when you "mix-and-match" like this?

    Not an issue with mixing different materials, but that drain installed with that tee like it is, the disposer is going to try to pump water back up into the sink before it ever thinks of going down, and, water from the sink, if drained rapidly, could readily back up into the disposer before it goes down the bottom leg of the tee.

    That tee should have been installed with the inlet/outlet on the vertical, with the disposer (or the sink) entering on the side inlet.

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    Yup... that dishwasher will try and back-up the sink almost every time. That set-up is a like having a crystal ball-- easy to tell the future.

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    Then there is this pretty little beauty (drum) I just found under a home two days ago. Kinda gets you all happy under the home when you see one of these because they are just too far between sightings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    Then there is this pretty little beauty (drum) I just found under a home two days ago. Kinda gets you all happy under the home when you see one of these because they are just too far between sightings...

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    I like the anti-rodent pie tins on the water pipes myself.
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    Blaine,

    I believe those would be termite shields, assuming the pipes come up out of the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post

    I believe those would be termite shields, assuming the pipes come up out of the ground.
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    From the looks of the floor joist they found another way in.

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    I see a few a month in the Boston area.
    I've seen lead, brass, and PVC drum traps
    May be a code (?) requirement in the State of Maine. I have five of them in Bridgton. I have a seminar in Augusta next week regarding "Maines new internal plumbing code". This should be interesting!
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    How we do it in Chicago - there were a dozen more like these at this morning's inspection:

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    Over the years, I'll bet I've found at least 20 of those leveling jacks under homes...

    I guess that's what keeps the manufacturers in business

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    Over the years, I'll bet I've found at least 20 of those leveling jacks under homes...I guess that's what keeps the manufacturers in business

    RR
    Well, these guys had a jones for jacks, thats for sure:

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    Ooou Spare Jacks,

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    Since this is evolving in great novice moments.
    Here is the new floating coil box system designed to let you know if the primary gets obstructed by blowing water mist out of your registers.

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    Don't know if it's clear in the picture, but that jack is supported by the table.

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    Sparky the electrician invents new trap: If there should ever be a clogged drain the spark plug ignites the methane gas build-up blowing the drain line clear.
    Looks like a winner to me?

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    Sorry Jerry your wrong about Michael's p-trap tee. It has a divider built into the tee that stops the flow of water through the tee. The water has no place to go but down.


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