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Old 03-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #16
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I was jumped six ways to sunday by everyone about making sure I put a trap in to prevent sewage gases. I tried explaining this was the basement drain, and therefore was open till now and if no one in the past 90 years complained I doubt it was an issue but....

There reason it ultimately went in was that it gave me the jog over from the drain on the tub to the drain pipe. I could have just moved the tub forward but I want to bolt it to the wall. The trap gave me the room to do so.

It appears I may be wrong, one of the neighbors said our pipes are iron (or steel) but were confirmed metal. Also confirmed it's not raw sewage, it's just storm water, basically the system locally gets overwhelmed and when the streets flood, it backs up into the houses.

And I agree I hope it never has to get tested.


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Old 03-19-2012, 05:38 AM   #17
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The basement drain already has a trap. I figured you used the trap on the sink to offset the laundry tub to line up with the floor drain.

Good luck.


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