They are our preditors in a way. How do I get rid of the sewer gas smell in my house? • What's that powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater? Why is it a problem? • Are drop-in toilet bowl cleaner tablets safe? What does polybutylene pipe look like? West Nile might kill some of us. Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house? Are booby-traps illegal if they don't harm humans? I could solve alot of them with a water softener, but don't have room for one yet. My gut feeling is that my contractor is being too conservative, and we should use the bottle-trap, but I'm interested in other opinions, since I know nothing about this. Remove the bottle trap, install the correct plumbing component; Author: Dunbar (KY) Report the plumber to local plumbing division in your state for installing plumbing materials that are not approved for use in any state. Here’s the citation: 1) Building Trap - This is a kind of “whole house trap” that is on the final line out to the sewer. Thanks for asking the question. It hurts like being hit by a truck but most will live and go on. Torturing animals is considered illegal, so how is it that glue traps are not? I liked the look better, but it does seem like a 90 degree might clog easier. An "S" trap is named so because it looks like an "S" on its side – it basically consists of a normal trap, and then another trap installed right up against it in an upside-down fashion, as shown below. Re: why are bottle traps illegal? Using these, or being caught with an adapter, a threaded rifle and a oil filter could land you in Federal prison. Which is amazing as I have so many in progress photos. When the Trap is subject to syphonic conditions the automatic hydraulic action allows air to be drawn through the inlet of the Trap and through the by pass columns thus breaking the syphonic action. Why does kitchen sink smell like sewer? >>. It’s Illegal in Some States. The forecast is for a lot more heat to come but Sydney weather is extremely hard to predict so no one really takes much notice until it happens. Hi Linda, I did finish my project last May. We considered it when we were planning the renovations but then decided it was a big outlay for about 6 days a year we felt we could desperately do with it. We bought a beautiful lacava sink for our guest bathroom, which came with a beautiful lacava bottle-trap. Spraying pesticides kills the bees faster! In some areas of the world, some countries have banned specific traps. They are dying at a fast rate! By fighting your speed-trap ticket you force the operators of the speed trap (police and municipality) to take their time and money to fight back and prosecute you. • What causes a gurgling sound when a bathtub or sink drains? He says that not only are bottle traps not code-compliant, but they're just not as reliable as p-traps, so potentially dangerous (claims it could cause an explosion). Sydney covers quite a big area now and when you see temps they are usually for the CBD which although it is on the harbour can be a couple of degrees higher than us, the coastal areas can be similar, within 1 deg of each other, but once you head even slightly towards the west the temps go up and can be 5 - 8 deg hotter. A bottle trap is in violation because it uses an internal baffle to supply the trap function, and if a hole develops in it, it will no longer serve as a trap, but the failure would not be evident so the trap could be replaced. Our contractor says we should use a real p-trap instead of the bottle-trap. I just ordered the Kohler bottle trap and came across your post. Bottle traps are not allowed in many municipalities across the US. A bottle trap is long and thin and will not take up so much room in a kitchen unit or under a basin. The flies aren't bad and by October the Box Jellyfish (deadly) are starting to infest the waters making swimming, diving and snorkling unsafe. It is illegal to use a gin trap or to possess it for an unlawful purpose. The new versions have a plastic dip tube that will not corrode that is how they can pass code. Is it not enough to know that glue traps manufacturers advise their clients to throw the animal in the garbage with the trap while still alive? Although a bottle trap is more-or-less a P-trap, it depends on an internal tube to create the trap seal, similar to a bell trap. The waste pipe is always fitted horizontally. GMO or not we need those bees! Why is an S trap illegal? Hi Kevin, I believe that that trap is not really a bottle trap in the real sense of the word, rather it is an enclosed P trap which would be allowed in most if not all jurisdictions. 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Big $ in chem co is a problem. • What can I add to my septic tank to help it work better? How can I protect my pipes to keep them from bursting during a hard winter freeze in North Florida? The European Union has banned the use of steel-jaw traps in Europe and banned the importation of pelts from countries that use these cruel devices to trap and kill fur-bearing animals. • Which plumbing fixtures require water shut off valves in a home? I have had dengue 2xs and still healthy as a horse. What's that powdery crust on the pipe connections at the water heater? We are in Florida and provide plenty of information about hurricanes and sinkholes, for example, but nothing on basements and ice dams. This article explains why an S-trap on a plumbing fixture is considered obsolete and why such traps are prohibited by modern plumbing codes. But why is the S trap illegal? It happens its can be taken care of. It never would have occurred to me as I'm not mechanically inclined:). Author: packy (MA) gday, bottle traps rely on interior partitions for their trap seal. I saw this image today: [! Only so much I can do really. If I lived out west there would be no option - AC AND a pool!!! The artical i came across states that global warming is nothing compaired to the scope of what will happen to mankind if the bees die off. It is illegal to set spring traps in the open or on top of a post. A drum trap is illegal because it is neither self cleaning or easy to clean. How do I look for a leak? It's about bugs and pesticides not Monsanto crops. The 'Bottle' trap takes up less space under a waste outlet and is ideal for pedestal mounted basins where space is usually very limited. In oil refineries, traps are used to prevent hydrocarbons and other dangerous gases and chemical fumes from escaping through drains. Bottle traps are used in many countries as the “standard” trap but not in the U.S. gbeaumont (Gerry Beaumont) August 27, 2008, 8:52pm #3. Which water pipes are an insurance problem and possibly uninsurable? There have been some great examples and tips above on how to keep them down and how not to get bit by the most dangerous animal on earth. Their use is banned or restricted in several U.S. states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Washington. West Nile ,dengue fever ,yellow fever ,new twisted flues ,aids etc... Who would have guessed this west Nile would have spred so fast? Even if it's safe, I wouldn't want it if it will clog easier. • Can you live in a house while the plumbing is being replaced? I was confused my self on this, they can only be used on lavatories that is the first issue. What can I add to my septic tank to help it work better? If you are not in a major city it is likely that they do meet code. Bottle traps are not code compliant in NYC and I'm pretty sure at least one or two other large cities, I just can't remember off the top of my head where (maybe Chicago?) Are you going to inspect it? • Should I wrap the water heater with an insulation blanket? Why are booby traps illegal? The traps use live corvid decoys – often Carrion Crows or Eurasian Magpies – to lure and then kill others of their kind. It also violates the requirement that the interior be a smooth flowing surface. The photo below shows one we came across on a recent home inspection that was installed by the homeowner as part of a kit that came with a “designer” sink. • Are plastic pipes (PVC, CPVC, and PEX) safe for drinking water? Are plastic pipes (PVC, CPVC, and PEX) safe for drinking water? It can be coordinated with a specific high-style finish, such as weathered copper or oil-rubbed bronze, to match the faucets. • How can I tell what type of plumbing pipe I have? How do I look for a leak? There are a few states – Virginia and Kentucky are two of them – that have outlawed antler traps. mp - definitely an ideas book, that way you don't have to write any flowery words, just ideas and instructions. The reason is that the construction allows for a possible siphoning situation that causes the water to get completely drained out so sewer gases emerge from the drain. © McGarry and Madsen, page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the. Visit our PLUMBING page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles. (scroll down to see the question/answer)http://www.plumbingsupply.com/bottletraps.htmlThe more I think about it, the more inclined I am to get the regular P trap. Resealing Bottle Traps are an alternative to Anti-Syphon Traps (Silentraps) and may be used in similar circumstances. Our contractor says we should use a real p-trap instead of the bottle-trap. So a bottle trap is not approved by the plumbing codes, although some jurisdictions may allow them as a “special condition.”. daviddro, It wouldn't be a year and Yuck:)I'd rather just pour in some Draino if I could:) But in most cases I'm sure you are right and you are right about me being a worrier too:). Bottle waste traps are usually made of plastic but chrome plated versions are available for most applications. Viewed 13k times 5. Well...except for the furniture.This is me having a celebratory glass of wine the day I finished my wood project. These pesticides we ingest are not what will be killing us in 20 years because if you kill your bees at the rate we have been we all get to starve together. Next time it might kill me? Are drop-in toilet bowl cleaner tablets safe? How can I tell if a house is connected to a septic tank system or sewer? 3. • Is it alright to disconnect the washing machine drain from the septic tank and divert it to the ground in the yard? 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