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Drum Trap


Posted by Billy on November 21st, 2002 11:29 AM
In reply to LJ, good heads up by Moderator, Steve on November 21st, 2002 11:24 AM [Go to top of thread]

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LJ, your old-time plumber is correct. In old houses a drum trap was sometimes used instead of a P-trap. A snake cannot easily find its way through a drum trap. They were often made of lead, and a motorized snake could eat right through it.

See drawings of drum traps below.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/publications/books/housing/images/6p69-2.gif

http://www.acehardware.com/PRC/ProjectKD/plumbing/drain/drain.asp

Billy

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