SO, what alphabet letter trap is this?

P- No
S- Maybe
Q- No

2 Likes

Still an s trap

3 Likes

Yes, if you were to swivel the vertical pvc pipe out then you can see the S

1 Like

Correct, I have this graphic (up for NACHI approval) to illustrate
image

3 Likes

Crude but very nice graphics Brian!

1 Like

It’s a “Nein” Trap!!

3 Likes

It is pretty remarkable that traps have been around for hundreds of years and no one has ever come up with anything better (not that it’s needed - traps work great). I guess trying to keep the smell of crap out of your cave is quite motivating!

1 Like

Maybe nix trap

Not needed if done properly
Need is the mother of inventions

2 Likes

“S” Trap. Illegal and simply wrong.

So who’s going to prison, and who’s gonna send 'em there??

7 Likes

I do a lot of older homes and see s traps all the time. Had them in the house I grew up in. Worked fine for years. All you can do is report why they are no longer used. Don’t expect much, it’s not a simple fix.

3 Likes

replacing a S trap with a P trap

Sorry, hit send before adding the question, is this a proper fix? Seems easy enough, but maybe too easy.

Just going to JAIL as it’s only a misdemeanor

3 Likes

Sometimes I wonder why in the world do I get on this forum… are y’all flipping stupid?
If looks like an S trap does smells like an S trap. It’s a flip in s trap…
For the idiots Among Us.
I’m sorry to insult your intelligence. Really! Not!

1 Like

Roy some new inspectors may have never seen an S-trap before after all it’s a relic installation.

2 Likes

That is and was the intention!

You nailed it on the head. Then wake up and don’t be stupid.

Should be able to install a AAV valve if your area allows them.

3 Likes