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Old 08-14-2019, 11:50 PM   #11
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I don't have all that much experience with urinals. I've snaked out several and put a handful of them in when I did new construction. I'm guessing there are models that are less likely to have issues. I've just never had to decide on which to put in since they've already been selected and on site when I arrive.
I'm replacing one that sprays water from the top holes whenever it's flushed. This one has had several issues within the past year so they're ready to replace it.



My first choice would be a urinal with an exterior trap, but those are pretty much non-existent today. My second choice is a "jet-flush" style where there is a hole pointing into the trap to get the siphon going.












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Agreed.
External trap, is easy to clean and clean the drain.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:43 PM   #12
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From a drain cleaners perspective; a jet-flush which creates a siphon is by far a better long term option as less calcified urine builds up.

Around here a lot of the bars have urinals with external traps; which is a quick clean to run through a row of them.

Personally I would recommend the jet flush for any place that is not a bar for ease of maintenance.
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I like the floor mounted units, the ones I have seen have normal 2" plastic trap that 1/4 or 3/8 slides through. It also enables you to run water to rinse line and your cable. I once had a trough urinal that had all the ice inside melted and was holding >25 gallons of lemonaid. I sat there cursing and wondering what I was going to do, ended up putting plunger over the hole and emptied p-trap.


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I like the floor mounted units, the ones I have seen have normal 2" plastic trap that 1/4 or 3/8 slides through. It also enables you to run water to rinse line and your cable. I once had a trough urinal that had all the ice inside melted and was holding >25 gallons of lemonaid. I sat there cursing and wondering what I was going to do, ended up putting plunger over the hole and emptied p-trap.




Floor mounted urinals are pretty rare around here except for a couple really old school bathrooms.


A urinal trough full of piss sounds horrid. I would make them empty it first. I could understand some piss but if it isn't draining but they let people keep using it that isn't my fault and it won't be my problem.








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I like the floor mounted units, the ones I have seen have normal 2" plastic trap that 1/4 or 3/8 slides through. It also enables you to run water to rinse line and your cable. I once had a trough urinal that had all the ice inside melted and was holding >25 gallons of lemonaid. I sat there cursing and wondering what I was going to do, ended up putting plunger over the hole and emptied p-trap.




Floor mounted urinals are pretty rare around here except for a couple really old school bathrooms.


A urinal trough full of piss sounds horrid. I would make them empty it first. I could understand some piss but if it isn't draining but they let people keep using it that isn't my fault and it won't be my problem.








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Some people are worse than animals. I've been to some where they've taped plastic trash bags on the urinals and put a big "out of order" sign on it. Guys still take a piss on it.
That's why I carry 2 shop vacs. One is for urinals and toilets and the other is for sinks and other gray water.
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Some people are worse than animals. I've been to some where they've taped plastic trash bags on the urinals and put a big "out of order" sign on it. Guys still take a piss on it.
That's why I carry 2 shop vacs. One is for urinals and toilets and the other is for sinks and other gray water.
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Some people are worse than animals. I've been to some where they've taped plastic trash bags on the urinals and put a big "out of order" sign on it. Guys still take a piss on it.
That's why I carry 2 shop vacs. One is for urinals and toilets and the other is for sinks and other gray water.





If I had room for a second shop vac I could think of 100 things that would go in its place before I put a second shop vac on the van.








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Some people are worse than animals. I've been to some where they've taped plastic trash bags on the urinals and put a big "out of order" sign on it. Guys still take a piss on it.
That's why I carry 2 shop vacs. One is for urinals and toilets and the other is for sinks and other gray water.





If I had room for a second shop vac I could think of 100 things that would go in its place before I put a second shop vac on the van.








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So far the second shop vac hasn't taken the space I could've had something else in. The second one is only 4 gallons so it's not too bad to find a place for it. I have a kuv and I make sure I keep it neat and organized so I usually have extra floor space.
I use it for my " clean jobs" only.
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I wish I could have told them to empty it. That was below my former employer though...
I'll admit I used the same bucket head for 7 years. Those things take a beating.
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Urinals with Automatic flush valves work the best , *******s can't seem to flush the urinals when their done pissing so that causes the drains to build up. Also installing a cleanout above the santee that comes to the side of urinal is great so you don't have to pull the urinal.
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