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nateo 01-01-2013 08:08 PM

Can I use a Tee before a P trap?
 
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Hi there.

I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks. Opposite side of wall is bathtub which has a 1.5" P trap underneth. Can I Tee into that without any issues?

Alan 01-01-2013 08:09 PM

The only provision I know of that MY local code makes is that a condensate waste discharge line may be tied into the vertical portion of a bathtub overflow pipe.

Javiles 01-01-2013 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by nateo (Post 1084172)
Hi there.

I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks. Opposite side of wall is bathtub which has a 1.5" P trap underneth. Can I Tee into that without any issues?

If i understand your question correctly the answer is no.

TheEplumber 01-01-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by nateo (Post 1084172)
Hi there.

I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks. Opposite side of wall is bathtub which has a 1.5" P trap underneth. Can I Tee into that without any issues?

What is an "overfill pan to minor leaks"?

plummen 01-01-2013 11:02 PM

Are you talking about a washing machine drain pan?

nateo 01-02-2013 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by plummen (Post 1084321)
Are you talking about a washing machine drain pan?

yes .

nateo 01-02-2013 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 1084315)
If i understand your question correctly the answer is no.

and the reason beimm g?

Javiles 01-02-2013 10:23 AM

That would fall under the category of a water heater drip pan. by code these drains can not be piped in to the sanitary system unless via an indirect drain with a self priming trapped line.(your close but no cigar) what do you think would happen if you ended up with a clog in that bathroom branch or the main.but again depending on your location this may not be true to code. under the IPC thats a no no.

should drain in to the green area (yard) if this is not possible then you do have other options that will keep you flood free and within code.

jagans 01-02-2013 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by nateo (Post 1084172)
Hi there.

I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks. Opposite side of wall is bathtub which has a 1.5" P trap underneth. Can I Tee into that without any issues?

Either I am still suffering from a bad cold, or what you said makes no sense at all. What in gods name does "I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks" mean???????

Did you read what you asked? Do you mean

"I want to install a stand-tube to monitor leaks?"

Javiles 01-02-2013 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by jagans (Post 1084539)
Either I am still suffering from a bad cold, or what you said makes no sense at all. What in gods name does "I'm looking to put in a overfill pan to minor leaks" mean???????

Did you read what you asked? Do you mean

"I want to install a stand-tube to monitor leaks?"

yes i feel your pain with some of these post. :wallbash: what he want to install is a drip pan for the washing machine same as a water heater drip/safety pan only these are for your washing machines. at least i think thats what he wants.

nateo 01-02-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 1084522)
That would fall under the category of a water heater drip pan. by code these drains can not be piped in to the sanitary system unless via an indirect drain with a self priming trapped line.(your close but no cigar) what do you think would happen if you ended up with a clog in that bathroom branch or the main.but again depending on your location this may not be true to code. under the IPC thats a no no.

"indirect drain"...so like a wash tub or something? hum...Perhaps I could send it down to the one in my basement...That washtub empties out into a basement floor drain. Don't know if it's self priming but it always seems to have water in it. Do you think it likely is self priming?

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Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 1084522)
should drain in to the green area (yard) if this is not possible then you do have other options that will keep you flood free and within code.

How does one keep cold air out from the outside?

Alan 01-02-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by nateo (Post 1084754)
Perhaps I could send it down to the one in my basement...That washtub empties out into a basement floor drain. Don't know if it's self priming but it always seems to have water in it. Do you think it likely is self priming?

Dump it right into the utility sink. Easy. Done.

yenpham280 01-02-2013 09:12 PM

up cho bác d?t h*ng,=))

nateo 01-03-2013 12:40 PM

.thanks just im:whistling2:
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Originally Posted by Alan (Post 1084176)
The only provision I know of that MY local code makes is that a condensate waste discharge line may be tied into the vertical portion of a bathtub overflow pipe.

i think ill go with this method. im just trying to cstch minor overflow issues and turns out utility sink is not easily reachable.


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