What is a p trap used for in the sink?
It forms an air lock keeping out sewer gasses.
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Can you use the existing shower drain for a pedestal sink and do you need a trap for the sink since there is already a trap in the floor?
No and yes. Amendment (not from a professional plumber!): If you were simply running the sink drain into the shower drain and if there was not a reduction in pipe size, I woul…d think you would be able to do that. I think the reason you need a trap for the sink has to do with code that requires a trap be no more than 24" from the basin to the trap arm. That being said, the pedestal sink in my house does not have a trap until after it drains below the floor.
drum trap Decent codes will not allow a Bell trap, Drum trap, S trap The better codes allow a running or P trap
Yes, it is the most common trap and legally used in most areas
By disconnecting it from the tail piece and the piping on the outlet side of the trap
\n. \nYes. It prevents sewer gases from entering by way of the water trapped at the elbow. Gases need an upflow which is eliminated by the P-Trap.\n. \nIt's not a pee trap, …it's a p-trap. Yes you do need a p-trap. The p-trap holds some water in the trap to hold back the sewage gas from coming up through the sink.\n. \nIN ADDITION:\n. \nA P-trap can be used to unblock or unclog small blockages either in the drain pipe exiting the trap or the trap itself, because it holds water, by covering the plug, it works the same way as a plunger does and by squeezing it continuously it forms a suction drawing or pushing blockages, freeing them and pushing them further down the line until it is clear. It is useful to know when a plunger is not at hand.
1.50" for kitchen 1.25" for bathroom Good plumbing practices one would use 11/2 in for basins and 2" for kitchen sinks would be ideal to allow for routine snaking an…d better scouring action. Using barely minimum code standards is not what one should use in their own home or any building you may have to service one day Many times a kitchen sink will have a garbage disposal or dishwashing machine or both attached. All these devices will contribute to the piping walls closing up from grease and soap scum and food particles caught on the waste that adheres to the piping. Also running a snake or water jetter through an 11/2 line is challenging at best.
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BAD venting causing negative pressure / back siphoning
A P trap goes thru the wall, an S trap goes thru the floor.
Infinite. It doesn't affect it at all. Vertical distance doesn't have an affect on a trap.
after the p trap your drain line usually goes back into the wall then turns and goes down under your floor, runs across under floor usually over towards your laundry room or t…owards your bathroom. the length of the line can run from as little as 10 feet up to over 70 feet. the clog is probably in the line down under floor before it gets to your main line by your bathroom. you can try a home remedy of 8 oz of baking soda enough vinegar to wash it down let it set for a little while than pour hot water down behind it. if that doesnt work. your going to have to probably call a plumber. have a great day Ryan from DRAINPROS IN MEDFORD OREGON
\nWIthout a P-trap or a goose-neck, it will allow odors and fumes and maybe varmints to come back up the pipe.
Get use to smell of sewer gases, or install p-trap under kitchen sink.
Kitchen is 1 1/2 inch and bath is 1 1/4 inch.