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PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 03, 2022 01:14PM
oh man!

grooooooossssss!



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 03, 2022 01:21PM
Thanks for the tip on the trap...
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 03, 2022 02:01PM
I think P traps are outdated and S traps are the new standard in many places.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: mstudio
Date: August 03, 2022 02:23PM
I don't care what letter of the alphabet you use, they all get funkay.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 03, 2022 03:35PM
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I think P traps are outdated and S traps are the new standard in many places.

Other way around. S-traps are no longer allowed in many areas of the US. They can create a siphon effect that empties the trap.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 03, 2022 04:11PM
.....so if someone says....'shut your P trap'.....this is what they mean.....??



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 03, 2022 04:45PM
That covers the P trap and the S trap... what about the A trap?



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 03, 2022 05:46PM
....is this the original P Trap....or the remake with Lindsay Lohan.....???



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 03, 2022 06:18PM
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gadje
I think P traps are outdated and S traps are the new standard in many places.

Other way around. S-traps are no longer allowed in many areas of the US. They can create a siphon effect that empties the trap.

Sorry, I got that wrong again.

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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Rolando
Date: August 03, 2022 06:51PM
I had to pull one last year. My daughter had dunked it up. Pulled, took it outside and blasted it with a hose gun.

Hope I don't need to do that again!



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 03, 2022 08:01PM
Before "pulling it", I'd put several ounces of baking soda, washed down with some white vinegar. Let that sit for 30 ~ 60 minutes and then dump a large pot of near boiling water to wash everything down. Let said trap cool before you put hands on it. Most of the "gunk" should have been washed further on down the line.

Of course, it's BEST to NOT "gunk it up" in the first place. NO grease (especially bacon grease) down the drain. An old coffee can is a good vessel to pour said grease into. Wipe the pot / pan with a paper towel before washing. MOST of the grease will NOT be going down the drain.

As for hair (and other "body effluvium") in bathroom drains, there are safe products which will soften / dissolve the gunk (but I'd still go with the above instructions for the "final rinse"
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 03, 2022 08:41PM
I'm out of non-setting PVC pipe goo.
Are they all the same or is one better than others?
Homies has Hercules.
Lowes has Rector products.
Or is there something better to be had at the plumbing supply place?



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 04, 2022 06:35AM
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Hope I don't need to do that again!

Ah. But you will.







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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 04, 2022 06:41AM
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Fritz
I'm out of non-setting PVC pipe goo.
Are they all the same or is one better than others?
Homies has Hercules.
Lowes has Rector products.
Or is there something better to be had at the plumbing supply place?

What do you need PVC pipe "goo" for a P trap for? Are you gluing it together?

If so, I recommend against doing so.

Just use the slip joint type with the nylon washers - quick, cheap, easy to install, and easy to disassemble in the future.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 04, 2022 07:08AM
.....'da ladies love my traps.....tomorrow is trap day, today is leg day, the day after arm day.....



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 04, 2022 07:40AM
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Cary

Just use the slip joint type with the nylon washers - quick, cheap, easy to install, and easy to disassemble in the future.

that's what I have. no tape or non-setting goo needed?
Just concerned about leaks.
No, not glue.



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 04, 2022 01:30PM
Nope - no goo or glue. Hand tight, run water. If it leaks, tighten the nut half a turn. If it still leaks, make sure the pipes are straight.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 04, 2022 01:46PM
thanks, saved $7. Gonna go get a couple pints of B&Js on sale to celebrate ...... if they ain't wiped out.



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 04, 2022 02:10PM
Cary
the drain hose for the dw goes into the sink T is more or less level.
seems perhaps that it should have a camel hump to prevent sink back flow into the dw drain hose.
though it has existed for the decade and a half since the work was done and there have been no leaks, should this be corrected?
if so, clamp on a length of hose or replace, since I assume there is no check valve available?
There is no air gap and with granite counter, I ain't about to put one thru.
the KA/Whirlpool has a check valve at the bottom of it's sump.



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 04, 2022 04:55PM
I would lengthen the hose and just run it up higher inside the cabinet before it goes into the drain leg.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 04, 2022 05:39PM
cool. gratzie



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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 04, 2022 06:23PM
De nada
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 05, 2022 05:57AM
One other question. Should I barb on the extra length of hose or am I better off with clamps?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2022 05:57AM by Fritz.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 05, 2022 10:10AM
I would use a double end barb fitting with hose clamps on each end.
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Re: PSA: sink P traps
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 05, 2022 01:42PM
k.



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