Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Sand interceptor Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Sand interceptor

    Does a send interceptor need any vent?

  • #2
    Re: Sand interceptor

    Sand interceptor. What does that mean in your world? I've installed "sand filter" engineer designed systems for drainfields.

    J.C.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Sand interceptor

      I think a sand interceptor does not require any extra venting beyond that which is required on the drain itself.
      Water Heater Reviews & Water Heater Information

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Sand interceptor

        Somebody edumacate me. I'm not sure I've put in a "sand interceptor".

        J.C.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Sand interceptor

          It is basically like a grease interceptor that you see in commercial kitchens. But it intercepts sediment, instead of grease. The sand gets caught, while the water continues to flow by. They have to be cleaned out periodically or they will fill up too much, just like a grease interceptor does.
          Water Heater Reviews & Water Heater Information

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Sand interceptor

            Thanks. Nope, haven't had to work with one.

            J.C.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Sand interceptor

              as quoted from the michigan plumbing code
              1003.5
              sand and similar interceptors for heavy solids shall be designed and located so as to provide ready acccess for cleaning and shall have a waterseal of not less tha 6 inches


              1003.9
              venting interceptors and seperators

              each interceptor or seperator shall be vented where subject to a loss of trap seal


              thanks Larry

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Sand interceptor

                "Where subjected to loss of trap seal."

                What would that situation be?

                J.C.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Sand interceptor

                  where tight covers are utilized

                  i guess the same situation as using an s-trap

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Sand interceptor

                    Is this one of those "boxes" that sit under commercial sinks rather than in the floor. If so, I don't think it would have to be vented because the gang sinks are almost always indirectly drained.

                    J.C.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Sand interceptor

                      Think carwash, dealerships, etc.
                      sigpic
                      www.uandiplumbing.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Sand interceptor

                        yes, either above or below grade, i have always vented all interceptors grease or otherwise. but i can say i have never even seen a sand interceptor yet, but i'm only 30 so there's alot i havn't seen yet.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Sand interceptor

                          There will always be something to learn.

                          The carwash thing kind of makes sense. Been working on a cleanup/recycle system for a huge crane company. Didn't seen any kind of sand interceptor on any designs though.

                          Maybe there more in some areas than others. Either way, learned something today. Thanks.

                          J.C.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Sand interceptor

                            Originally posted by BCPLUMBER View Post
                            yes, either above or below grade, i have always vented all interceptors grease or otherwise. but i can say i have never even seen a sand interceptor yet, but i'm only 30 so there's alot i havn't seen yet.
                            I have always vented all grease and oil interceptors but someone asked me about sand interceptor which I have never installed before.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Sand interceptor

                              Yup sand interceptor is found at car washes and the like also known as a clarifier. Multichambered but similar to a grease trap. Once I got a call out to a brand new Chevron station. They were having a mainline issue. After checking out everything, sewage coming up out of the clarifier lids. I checked the mainline heading toward the manhole. Not connected from building drain to the sewer. Those poor folks got their car washed with crap water. The plumbing contractor never connected the two together.
                              ANYONE CAN TAKE THE HELM WHEN THE SEA IS CALM.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X