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    Default What is this?

    1950's house. What is this, it appears to be a cleanout because the bottom unscrews. The other question is, on the top there is a hole drilled in it for a condensate line. Other than the line just being stuffed in there, and an improper connection is there anything else wrong. Its not a cross connection is it???

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    Default Re: What is this?

    It's a drum trap. It's common on old houses. Is that lead pipe on the drain lines? Believe it or not, I've never seen a lead pipe, since there aren't any in my area.

    The drum trap should be removed, as it makes it very hard to snake a clogged drain line. The condensate drain should have an air gap, unless there is one farther upstream from its termination at the drum trap.

    Jim Robinson
    New Mexico, USA

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    Paul,

    Thats an old drum trap and it should be removed and replaced.

    rick


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    It sure looked like lead, but I tapped on it with a screwdriver and it was hard? like steel. Weird.

    Paul Kondzich
    Ft. Myers, FL.

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    Default Re: What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Kondzich View Post
    It sure looked like lead, but I tapped on it with a screwdriver and it was hard? like steel. Weird.
    Probably brass, lead encased.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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