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Old 06-15-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Drain Trap?


Changed out a leaky garbage disposal in a 7 year old house today and was surprised to see how rusted out the inside of the InSinkErator disposal was. Looked like it had been in salt water!

But my question is about the drain. The instructions show a trap between the disposal and the main drain, which this didn't have. The picture shows the drain set-up. Is this acceptable? It seems to drain O.K. The pipe does run down hill just a little.
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No trap is necessary between sink bowls. It's okay for the two adjacent sink bowls (one of which has the disposer and dishwasher discharge) to share the same trap.
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I wondered since the disposer came with a 90 degree drain pipe and showed it going into a trap. Like I said, it seems to work just fine. We have found a lot "cut corners" in this house that shouldn't have been at the price they sold it for new. I had wondered if this wasn't another one.
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The disposer manufacturer is probably just covering themselves legally in their instructions. I suppose there may be some jurisdictions (Canada?) that may not allow two sink bowls to share a trap, but I'm not aware of any US states that prohibit it.
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You look fine to me.
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