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pete0403 12-28-2011 03:49 AM

Can you see anything wrong with this trap?
 
Please take a look at these pictures and tell me if you see anything that might cause a bad smell. The old setup didn't have the dishwasher hooked into the drain and had a different sink.

I'm just wndering about small food particles not being able to be flushed down the long trap and rotting on the sink side causing the smell. The sink drains fast, no standing water in the dishwasher.

Thoughts?

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abracaboom 12-28-2011 08:02 AM

Your drain on the back wall is higher than the connection from the diswasher and seems to be at the same height or slightly higher than the level pipe that comes from the sink on the right. That would make part of the dishwasher hose and that level pipe part of your trap, where water and dishwasher stuff just sits until the next flush.

Your strainer bodies are very deep; if you got smaller ones, you could have all your pipes and connections that are upstream from the trap higher than the drain hole on the wall.

oh'mike 12-28-2011 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by abracaboom (Post 805265)
Your drain on the back wall is higher than the connection from the diswasher and seems to be at the same height or slightly higher than the level pipe that comes from the sink on the right. That would make part of the dishwasher hose and that level pipe part of your trap, where water and dishwasher stuff just sits until the next flush.

Your strainer bodies are very deep; if you got smaller ones, you could have all your pipes and connections that are upstream from the trap higher than the drain hole on the wall.


That whole thing is wrong--it filled with sewage all the time.

Open the wall--lower the drain--then repipe under the sink--
Nothing can be done until the drain is lowered.

Alan 12-28-2011 10:33 AM

Looks like a MH sink hookup to me. They're always wrong. :(

oh'mike 12-28-2011 12:12 PM

Local code here calls for one p-trap for each sink---I know that is local but I think it makes for a better drain system for a kitchen.

abracaboom 12-28-2011 02:52 PM

I don't see why the OP would have to lower the drain, when he can replumb that mess of pipes to be above the drain by getting shorter (more standard) strainers and skinnier (standard) under-sink pipes.

oh'mike 12-28-2011 02:56 PM

By the time he adds a tailpiece with a dish washer inlet--he will still be below the drain--

abracaboom 12-28-2011 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 805585)
By the time he adds a tailpiece with a dish washer inlet--he will still be below the drain--

The sink to the right isn't as deep as the one on the left. I think he can get that tailpiece there.

ben's plumbing 12-28-2011 10:01 PM

get rid of all the 1 1/2 abs pipe including those deep basket strainers....install new strainers and 1 1/2 tubular piping with d.w tailpeice...even double traps should still room without lowering pipe coming out of wall..

oh'mike 12-29-2011 12:28 AM

Those are the damnedest looking strainers---you guys might be right---His just might make it---worth a try.

pete0403 12-29-2011 12:54 AM

Thanks everyone. I'll try to get some shorter strainers, replace all the piping before the trap with the smaller normal stuff, and move the DW drain to the smaller sink tailpeice.

Two questions about this...first, will the DW drain being right under the strainer be noisy? Right now it makes almost no noise. last, the DW drain rubber end is 1"...can you even get tailpieces with 1" connectors?

Quote:

Looks like a MH sink hookup to me. They're always wrong.
??What's "MH"?

oh'mike 12-29-2011 07:14 AM

Dish washer into the tail piece will make some noise---an acceptable amount---that's standard practice.

'MH' I did not want to look dumb so I didn't ask---Mike---

Javiles 12-29-2011 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by pete0403 (Post 806186)
Thanks everyone. I'll try to get some shorter strainers, replace all the piping before the trap with the smaller normal stuff, and move the DW drain to the smaller sink tailpeice.

Two questions about this...first, will the DW drain being right under the strainer be noisy? Right now it makes almost no noise. last, the DW drain rubber end is 1"...can you even get tailpieces with 1" connectors?

??What's "MH"?

You could always go with a disposal solves the problem of the D/W tail piece change the one strainer, on the strainer check , if that sink is what I think it is not all standard strainers will work due to the thickness of the sink, electrical if not there should not be a big deal. Good Luck.

bob22 12-29-2011 02:15 PM

MH=mobile home, I'm guessing?

jproffer 12-29-2011 02:30 PM

MH = Mike Holmes??? :eek:



or maybe mobile home, but what fun is that :jester:


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