No. That is an absolute mess waiting to happen. Go to the hardware store, buy a longer tailpipe so you can lower the trap. Aim the pipe off of the trap for the drain you have that is lower than it should be.

Is it OK to use flexible p trap?

When you use a flexible p trap, you’re more likely to get the shape wrong, and you’re more likely to accidentally misshape it when you bump the pipe. Or when you bump it, the force might cause it to spring a leak. When you go to sell the house, the building inspector will take a dim view of these. They’re against code.

Are flexible drain pipes any good?

Problems with flexible drain pipe

The zigzag sides are great for slowing down the flow of water and letting the gunk sit and collect. Making matters worse, since they slow down the flow of water, gunk can easily collect further down the pipe, especially if they pipe already isn’t 100% clear.

Is there a flexible drain pipe?

The Flexible Drain Pipe system is a revolutionary landscape drainage system for residential and commercial use and the newest brand of product for Rain Bird. This unique pipe expands and flexes, making it perfect for tight spaces and curvy places.

Is an S trap OK?

The “S” trap is prohibited under the Uniform Plumbing Code throughout the United States. This is because the “S” trap will siphon or suck water out from the trap which will end up releasing methane (sewer) gases into the home. So, it is a code violation and if you are doing remodeling, you will have to replace it.

Can flexible PVC be used for sewer?

Plumbers – Flexible PVC is suitable for both water supply and drainage while the flexibility enables these pipes to be adapted to new and existing layouts in residential properties.

Is Metal P trap better than plastic?

The main advantage of metal drains is that metal is more resistant to heat than plastic is, even ABS plastic. That’s why metal drains are more commonly used for kitchen drains and strainers. That’s not as much of an issue with bathroom drains that don’t deal with such hot water and certainly not in the same amounts.

Does AP trap have to be level?

Fixture traps must be self-cleaning by nature. This means that with each use, it must be able to flush away unhindered by lint or hair. You must install a trap level in relation to its trap seal.

What is the difference between AP trap and S trap?

Both types of traps are intended to do the same thing, which is to provide a water barrier between the inside of your home and the sewer. P-traps were designed to eliminate the main issue with s-traps, which is that they tend to siphon away too much waste water, leaving the drain “dry”.

What if new sink drain doesn’t line up with existing pipes?

Move the trap into the position you need it to be under the tailpiece by pushing it to the side. If the tailpiece will not line up with the trap, move the trap into its original position, tighten the collar with the pipe wrench and obtain a flexible tailpiece extension for your drain.

Does an S-trap need a vent?

Without a vent, an S-trap can allow the water in the fixture to drain so quickly that it often siphons the trap dry and exposes the room to sewer gases.

What is an S-trap used for?

The mechanical purpose of the trap is to hold water to prevent sewer gases containing viruses and bacteria from entering the home through the drain. With an “S” trap drain, the trap is easily siphoned dry with each use and the water seal no longer exists.

Why do they still sell S-traps?

You can still buy S-traps in stores, because they have some legitimate uses, but they aren’t suitable for beneath your sink. If you currently have an S-trap, it may have been installed before the building codes outlawed them.

Can you use an S-trap under a sink?

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How do I get rid of S-trap?

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Can you use an S-trap for bathroom sink?

The most common places you’ll find “S” traps are at plumbing fixtures that aren’t vented, such as an illegal basement bathroom sink, a DIY basement bar sink, or a kitchen sink where the old steel drain in the wall was so corroded and blocked that someone installed a new drain, but never bothered to vent it.

Why do toilets have an S bend?

Because of its shape, the trap retains some water after the fixture’s use. This water creates an air seal that prevents sewer gas from passing from the drain pipes back into the building.

How do you tell if your toilet is S or P-trap?

To distinguish between the two, simply look where the big pipe at the bottom goes. If the big pipe goes out the wall, it’s a p-trap. If it goes through the floor, you’ve got an s-trap.

Do you need to put a P-trap to a water closet?

Plumbing codes require a P-trap be installed anywhere there is an open drain line that expels wastewater into a drain waste-vent system. The P-trap traps solids that can clog the drain or sewer line. The P-trap stops sewer gases from backing into your home through the drain line.