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Old 11-17-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
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Water trap in basement drain


After we moved in to our house (20 yrs old) we noticed odors from the drain in the basement. When I opened it up it appears to not have a water trap at all. On the picture the right opening appears to go straight to the sewer system while the bottom one is clogged (i pulled out debris as far as I could with no end in sight).

Is the right opening supposed to be plugged and the other one making the water trap or is the whole trap just missing? The cover is just a flat cover.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #2
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40 yrs in the plumbing trade...never seen such a set up....where do you live..
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The hole to the right should be plugged. It is a clean out I believe so that it is easier to snake past the trap.
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Yep, that's what it is- a one piece floor drain with integral trap and 1.5" clean out .
Put a plug in there to stop the odor.
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This is in Kansas City.

Great, I'll just have to get the rest of the debris out first. Maybe I have to get an auger to get through it.
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