Does a toilet waste pipe require a trap?
The toilet IS the trap. No other trap is required.
23 people found this useful
you can try a garden hose down the vent on the roof use it like a drain snake with the water on
Are a special flange and washer required in order to install a wallmount toilet in a basement to take advantage of a nearby drain pipe?
Yes. It is called a carrier fitting. These are only sold at plumbing supply stores. I would not suggest trying to install it by yourself.
How can you fix a toilet in the basement on a sewage ejector pump if when you flush it a large bubble of air comes up from the waste pipe out through the bowl?
Answer . Check to see if the tank is full... if it is check why the pump is not emptying it. If it is empty then there is probably a clogged or missing vent.
Answer . to trap water so sewer gas will not be expelled into the living area. Answer . Traps gases from sewer by resevoiring water and so if you drop a item it can or may be recovered. Answer. The U trap under a sink can also be used as a form of plunger when one has a blockage and no real… plunger is at hand, squeezing the U trap a few times can generally clear small blockages. (MORE)
Normally 11/2" vent and a 3" soil line . BUT some codes want a 4" waste and then a 2" vent may be required depends on the local inspector
Normally 3" BUT if your using a sewerage ejector you can go with a 2" grinder pump if properly vented
A toilet has a built in trap thus NO othyer trap is needed and will cause air bound systems and many problems with improper drainage
It is stored onboard in a tank until the waste can be pumped out at an airport.
They're 2 ways the plane can dispose of this waste. When overland, it is emptied into a holding tank. However, once the plane is over open waters out of known sea routes, the waste is released out of the plane. This ensures that there wont be any overflowing toilet in the plane.
From various sources I gathered that the minimum fall (slope) is 1cm fall over 1m distance . Converted that is 0.125 (1 eighth) inch fall over 1 foot distance . The maximum that should not be exceeded is 1cm fall over 20cm distance . Converted that is 0.25 (1 quarter) inch fall over 4 foot… distance . (MORE)
How high above a 4 inch horizontal cast waste pipe must a new toilet be... The line is located in the basement on top of the cement floor and my customer would like a toilet put in by tapping into it?
Why not read the roughing book? and what considerations are you taking into account for venting?
\nFall off is critical. If too shallow it will not fall away and smell - if too steep it will fall away too quickly and can be forced back up. \nThe slope from the entry point to the toilet is ratio 1:50 - for every 50cm it moves along the wall the floor will need to be raised by 1cm. \nIf the WC …is within 2 mtrs of the window it can usually go under the floor depending on which was the joists are laying. Wcs should be no more that 6m from the soil stack. (MORE)
Steam is produced in Boilers of suitable design depending upon the requirement. Due to heat loss in the system due to various reasons steam is likely to lose the heat and slowly condense in to water. Some Equipments using the steam are not suitable to accept steam with water contents. Hence we have …to prevent the condensate ( water) from entering such system/equipments. To do this we use a product called Steam Trap. Steam traps are designed for retaining the steam alone ( as clear from the name) and allow only the water to exit the system through suitable drain piping. This safeguards the system/equipments using the steam ... (MORE)
If you consider the "outlet pipe" the drain pipe you need to tune the water off before you flush it, take as much water out of the bowl area as possible with a cup, unhook water tube from under side, unbolt the toilet from the floor (bolt on each side) clean old wax ring away, replace with new wax r…ing (bought from HW store) carefully set toilet back in place, replace and tighten bolts down to floor, re attach water line, turn water back on, check for leaks, and give it a trial run!! (MORE)
You CAN'T have a p-trap under the toilet! The p-trap is built into the toilet!
Depends on the system Pumped discharge can be as small as 2" diameter Gravity drainage no smaller then 3" or larger then 4"
You could do that but you would need a trap to stop sewer gas from coming in. The toilet has the trap integrated into it. If you have access to underneath then you could add one.
S traps are illegal in most localities as they are prone to trap seal loss and P traps are the trap of choice for fixtures or storm lines and Running traps are used fro main sewer traps
in most modern cities it goes to a treatment plant. from there the water is used for deverse purposes.
when you flush the toilet the waste goes through the pipes and to a treatment plant or a treatment pond and decomposes and evaporates. rhys
Then you need to get either a bigger floor flange, or a toilet with a smaller flange.
Where ever it is leaking, there is some form of gasket. The connection may just need to be tightened or the gasket replaced. The gaskets are different depending on where they are. Improved answer. - If it's an old grey plastic or steel pipe, it's almost impossible to seal leaks at either end. Tak…e it off and go to Home Depot and buy a new SS braided rubber hose for less than $5. - These have excellent gaskets at each end. - Sometimes it's just not worth it to fool around with old junk ! (MORE)
The removal of a bar of soap in a toilet depends on its location.If the soap is not very far down, it may be possible to remove itby hand, or rather by rubber glove. Next, try a plunger to see ifthe soap can be dislodged. If the plunger does not work, a coupleof options exist. Sometimes the dissolut…ion of soap can be hastenedwith hot water. So long as the toilet is not completely clogged,hot water may be poured down the drain until enough of the soapdissolves or is softened to finish its trip down the drain. If hotwater does not work, try a toilet auger or snake. The end shouldwither break up the soap or pierce it, allowing you to pull it out.If this does not work, removing the toilet or calling a plumber maybe in order. (MORE)
Depends on the design, but I suspect you set the seat height to the correct position and work from that, not use the waste as a height guide.
My waste pipe goes through the floor and not the wall is there a specific type of toilet i have to buy for this i have a low level toilet at the moment?
No, as long as there is a minimum of 12 inches between the centre of the drain and the back wall. The only wall hung toilets are commercial. All residential toilets run through the floor.
Sounds like the float valve,or ball cock, is either leaking or is partially submerged. If it is an older plastic ball on the end of a brass rod,lift the cistern cover and bend the brass rod down to make the ball valve close at a lower level of water. If this does not work flush the toilet and manual…ly lift the ball valve to the closed position. If it leaks then you need to replace the valve seal. If you have a more modern cistern with twin flush and plastic components,there is a level setting device located beneath the the water line to set the level. Click it up or down one notch at a time to find the right setting. (MORE)
A loud whistling in the pipe after flushing the toilet may indicatethat the shutoff valve needs to be replaced. Replacement valves areavailable at most home improvement stores.
Normally local codes prevail BUT I normally go no more then 24" from the trap and the trap located no more then 2ft from the vent
The short answer is yes, but like all answers comes with conditions. In a traditional residential plumbing system all drain lines eventually connect together, everything is interconnected. The long answer is that connecting fixtures to a drain system must follow certain rules and good practices whi…ch have been proven over time. Assuming you have a rudimentary knowledge of plumbing systems you may proceed with the following. You may connect to your horizontal toilet waste pipe but should be 3-5 pipe diameters downstream any vertical portion (like where it turns up to the toilet, or turns to go up a wall for an upstairs toilet.) If you do connect to a horizontal portion the new pipe must be sized to serve as both a drain (for the new fixture) and as a vent (for both the new fixture and the toilet.) this means that the new drain must connect back into the vent system (at least 6" higher than the rim of the highest fixture connecting to that system) OR must vent separately out the roof of the building or through an approved air admittance device. (basically an air valve in the cabinet or wall space that lets air into the system but not out. - -air valves have special provisions and are tricky so research them thoroughly before installing one.) You may also connect to a vertical stack. (a large pipe serving fixtures on the floor above) When connecting to a stack you need only size the new pipe to serve as a drain and vent for the new fixture. Generally you may connect to any portion of the vertical stack (high or low) as long as you use a wye branch fitting or other approved drainage pattern fitting. hope this helps. (MORE)
How high does the toilet overflow pipe need to be in a standard residential toilet?
Can you connect sink waste vertically into horizontal pipe that exits rear of toilet at side of proposed new sink location.?
You can, I'm not sure that I would. Probably doesn't pass code for one thing. If that is not an issue, that is the main stack. Down to the sewer, up to the roof vent. If you attach a sink drain there, when the toilet is flushed, it will pull venting from wherever it can. Most will still come down fr…om the roof, but being as close as it is, it will also pull from the sink drain and cause a gurgling from the sink. The other consideration is the sink itself. Make sure it has an overflow vent in the rim of the sink. If the one you use doesn't the drain will need a vent of its own, otherwise the sink drain will be trying to pull against a vacuum. Another thought. They make what is called a Saddle Clamp to do what you are talking about. A half piece of pipe with a female connection in the side of it. Made of PVC and held on with two clamps that go around the existing pipe. (MORE)
The trap in your toilet is the " U" shaped pipe that supposedly catches all of the germs. It is also found on sinks.
The bend in the pipe can be ignored as long as the drain is even at the floor. The pipe can be coming out of the floor at an angle and it will still work. Cut the pip flush with the floor and use a metal floor flange screwed down to the floor. The flange and the pipe do not need to be joined togethe…r, the wax ring will make the connection. (MORE)
The trap is built into the toilet itself, you shouldn't put one in the drain.
By treating the waste before letting the water go back into the environment. the reason this is not done properly is because the average person will not vote for the officials that would make them pay to have this done because everyone wants a free ride.
It is stored onboard in a tank until the waste can be pumped out at an airport.
That is likely "air hammering" which plagues many home plumbing systems. A plumber can install a simple device that will control it.
Check your local building codes, but they do not need to be insulated in mild climates. If you experience low temperatures for several months out of the year, it would be best to protect the pipes so that they do not freeze up and cause a clog.\\ Not actually insulated BUT if piping is installed …over food handling area then provisions a shall be made to place a pan under the piping joints to prevent possible food contamination (MORE)
In N. America, bathroom sink drain and p-trap are usually 1.5 inch inside diameter. Some places allow for 11/4 - 11/2 basin trap. Normally you will find a 11/4 INLET and 11/2 outlet Tub waste is 11/2" toilets 3" - 4" Showers 2" Bidget 1/12
1-Clear the obstruction from the vent or drain pipe 2-Be sure the vent is properly sized and graded up towards the penetration of the roof, or where it ties into the vent stack.
The water lines are probably not secured properly.The toilet fill valve closes and then water hammer occurs, causing a banging or clanking.
If a plunger does not help in unclogging a toilet, use a mixture ofshampoo and soap. Put it in the toilet seat, add half a bucket ofwater and flush it thoroughly. A shampoo or a soap can make itpossible for the clog to move forward directly into the gutter.
The easiest solution would be to move the toilet so that it lines up with the waste pipe.
If you are referring to a P trap under a sink, you loosen a large nut at each end and remover the entire P trap. If there is no nut at the downstream end, then you cut the pipe. If you don't know how, call a plumber,it's a very simple job.
You need a basement toilet system . There are 2 basic types, one has a small pump that pumps each flush or use of a faucet to level immediately. The better system has a 40 gallon bin fitted in the basement floor with a septic pump in it. This operates on a float switch and pumps about 25-30 gallons …of liquid when the switch is triggered. (MORE)
You need aP-trap under every sink. Get a plumber if you don't know what you are doing.
That would be a p-trap, like what is located under every sink. This U joint holds water to prevent a sewer smell or odor from the sewer or tank from coming back into the house. It is a trap of water that prevents air gas from reeking your house out!
Most likely from the pipe hitting a resonant frequency when thewater runs through. I don't know what can be done to change thatwithout opening up the wall to get to the pipes.
Unless its a "do it yourself" project, a plumber is theprofessional that works with pipes, toilets, etc.