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Old 09-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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When were drum traps used?


I have a 1945 home. Our tub runs slow. I suspect that the yahoo's the did the bathroom remodel (previous owners' contractors) did not replace the drum trap with a P trap.

I'm wondering what years a drum trap was used?

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
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Not sure of specifics, but around here, I have found them in houses from the 40's to the 70's. Never understood the concept, they clog easily and can't be cleaned out with a snake, even if you get the cover off.

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Around here we see them in homes from the early 1900's on up through the 40's.
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Ayuh,... I remember my Dad installing 1,... That would be late-60s, early-70s....
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Ayuh,... I remember my Dad installing 1,... That would be late-60s, early-70s....
Was it used, or found in a salvage yard?
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I have a 1945 home. Our tub runs slow. I suspect that the yahoo's the did the bathroom remodel (previous owners' contractors) did not replace the drum trap with a P trap.

I'm wondering what years a drum trap was used?

Thanks
Karl
It's safe to say your tub had a drum trap when it was installed in 45 but who knows if ut was replaced.

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