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  • Drum Traps....

    Why were these only used on tubs ? Why weren't P traps just installed ? There must have been advantages to these can traps that went away with modern technology

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    Re: Drum Traps....

    Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
    Why were these only used on tubs ? Why weren't P traps just installed ? There must have been advantages to these can traps that went away with modern technology
    Around here I seen them used on laundry sinks as well.
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      Re: Drum Traps....

      You can still buy them at menards in my area only they are pvc and can be turned in the middle to go an any direction. Stinks when they are installed in between two floors with no access.

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        Re: Drum Traps....

        You forgot that they were installed on showers and urinals as well.

        Urinals are loads of fun.

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          the reason I heard was that when you had once a week baths or less the drum trap would not evaporate out in a week or two weeks time,
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            Re: Drum Traps....

            I hear many reasons why they used the drum trap. Ive seen them on tubs, laundry lines, floor drains, shower stalls. I would imagine they were used for catching the obvious. Hair, lint that sorta stuff. We replace any drum traps now with j bends. You really cant find them new around here. Most of the time the old drums are connected to lead lines, or you cant get the freakin lids off. I try to stay away from even messing with the traps. I will usually drill a hole on the pipe and plug it with a customer signing a hold harmless, and the only way ill do that is if they refuse to replace it.
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