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Old 09-26-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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Not sure what they were thinking here, found it above commercial bathroom
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what exactly is it... a drain for the water heater pop off valve??
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Well, they were thinking it needed a trap, but it's too high.
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what exactly is it... a drain for the water heater pop off valve??
Drain pan for w/h in case it leaks. Most likely t&p is piped into it also.
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Well, they were thinking it needed a trap, but it's too high.
No need to bother with a trap if it's never going to have water in it unless emergency leak, but yes too high and backwards.
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Well, they were thinking it needed a trap, but it's too high.
A trap installed correctly would still need a trap primer. If one were installed for this trap it would overflow the pan befoer it drained down the vent.

Too many wrongs in this installation:

Trap outlet too high.
No primer.
Tied into a vent.
Sloped backwards
Stupid plumber (or DIY'er)
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I'm aware, but they tried.
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Even if it needed a trap, which it doesn't on a safe pan. Connecting to a vent from the level below is wrong.

The relief drain in Illinois has to go separately to a hub drain, FD or service sink and be indirect.

If over a commercial half bath, just drop them through the wall and discharge to the floor with an air gap, let the FD take care of it.
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There should be a thread for " plumbing fails"( make it a sticky so you dont have to hunt for it to post to. the original installer needs a new level and to reread some code books...if they were even a real plumber..
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Right or wrong, it would need to be trapped if tied into sanitary.
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