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  • #46
    Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

    Here is a picture of a PVC drum trap but the only place you see them anymore is at craft sinks ect. I don't quite understand how a plumber could install it wrong.

    Mark
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    • #47
      Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

      Originally posted by rooter-mania View Post
      your hint is all the fixture's are white
      Still waiting on how this hint helped me?

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      • #48
        Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

        Originally posted by rooter-mania View Post
        I agree. I suggested to the customer to have some type of access panel when the problem occurs again..... What type?????? metal.... plastic... all of what I see at H.D.... but also suggested that you can make your own to match trim around your windows and doorways.... They loved my idea .. but will have someone else to do it ( carpenter).

        LOL
        You're defintely a drain cleaner.
        I'm a plumber...we tend to fix those things so they won't need an access.

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        • #49
          Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

          Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
          Still waiting on how this hint helped me?
          You mean to tell me you've never heard that c/o postions are dictated by the color of fixtures??
          Everybody knows that!!!

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          • #50
            Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

            Originally posted by rooter-mania View Post
            G.J. didn't change out the trap, Just had to find if the clean-out was facing up or down.... the most time consuming part of the job was where to cut out hole in ceiling below ( lots of measurements from above) ran my k39 thru the outlet of trap,.. pulled out a big glob of hair. and left the drywall cut out circle to a very happy customer.

            Scott
            In drum traps I use "Thrift" as it eats out the hair. And I always tell em we really need to cut it out and install a "P TRAP"
            Why would you work this hard when you dont have too?
            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • #51
              Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

              Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
              In drum traps I use "Thrift" as it eats out the hair. And I always tell em we really need to cut it out and install a "P TRAP"
              Why would you work this hard when you dont have too?

              First of all I don't use chemicals, never have and never will... and when got the frantic call I new right then I knew if.. I where to alter any part of that drain system than it must all be brought up to current code, each fixture must have it's own trap and so on. I simply offered a solution that others didn't and left the plumbing Grandfathered.

              I enjoy calls like that.

              Take Care.

              Scott
              Never give up on your dreams..

              dreams are what make us forge ahead.

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              • #52
                Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                Originally posted by rooter-mania View Post
                First of all I don't use chemicals, never have and never will... and when got the frantic call I new right then I knew if.. I where to alter any part of that drain system than it must all be brought up to current code, each fixture must have it's own trap and so on. I simply offered a solution that others didn't and left the plumbing Grandfathered.

                I enjoy calls like that.

                Take Care.

                Scott
                As often happens we are not all familiar with the Codes of other areas. Are you suggesting if you bring one item up to current Code you would be required to bring the entire system up to current Code?

                Mark
                Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-24-2008, 05:01 PM.
                "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                • #53
                  Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                  how many things run in to the Drum Trap???

                  I`m with Mark on this one

                  I use chemicals " Thrift" on every drum trap that I cant take the lid off. How else you gonna clean it CLEAN? Thrift is not acid and is PVC safe
                  Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 03-24-2008, 06:02 PM.
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                  • #54
                    Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                    As often happens we are not all familiar with the Codes of other areas. Are you suggesting if you bring one item up to current Code you would be required to bring the entire system up to current Code?

                    Mark

                    Correct Mark, I couldn't just cut the drum trap out and replace it with a P trap that wouldn't be code here because each fixture must have it's own trap,.... when you alter or replace a drum trap .... but the real expense would of been the bath sink. Too long of a run to vent,... so it required capping of the existing drain and taking down the wall and plumbing in drain and it's own vent.

                    That's what brought the cost up.... if they were to go that route.... the customer was a retired couple on a fixed income. so the only other allternative was to clear the clog leaving the existing plumbing intact......

                    That's when the Mini came in handy, and got lucky that the trap was in the same floor cavity as the access panel.... if it wasn't I would of bore a hole in the ceiling underneath ( because the flooring was ceramic tile ). to the next cavity. and used the Mini until located. thats why I needed to know if the c/o on the was facing up or down in this case down,, but if was up I would only needed to bust up one tile to bore the hole for access.

                    Scott
                    Never give up on your dreams..

                    dreams are what make us forge ahead.

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                    • #55
                      Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                      Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                      how many things run in to the Drum Trap???

                      I`m with Mark on this one

                      I use chemicals " Thrift" on every drum trap that I cant take the lid off. How else you gonna clean it CLEAN? Thrift is not acid and is PVC safe
                      Both the bath sink and and tub on Drum trap.

                      I have Pics of a drum trap.... and the massive root I pulled out of a drain today..... but in my man cave right now and don't know how to downsize a file without a smashing to file with a hammer... My son with post them later on..

                      Never heard of " Thrift" Just Thrifty and thats me

                      Scott
                      Never give up on your dreams..

                      dreams are what make us forge ahead.

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                      • #56
                        Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                        Free resizing software online.

                        http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

                        Mark
                        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                        • #57
                          Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                          Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                          Free resizing software online.

                          http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm

                          Mark

                          Thanks Mark... still have rabbit ears on TV in the man cave, but pick up one those fancy cell phones that you can take pictures with, must be the first guy on the block with that. LOL.

                          I'll get there.
                          Never give up on your dreams..

                          dreams are what make us forge ahead.

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                          • #58
                            Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                            Wow bathroom sink ties into the drum trap as well
                            The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                            www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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                            • #59
                              Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                              Originally posted by Drain Medic View Post
                              Wow bathroom sink ties into the drum trap as well
                              The one "roto rooter" plumbed
                              http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                              • #60
                                Re: Diagnosis quiz part 3

                                The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                                www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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