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Traps shall be of standard design, shall have smooth uniform internal waterways, shall be self-cleaning and shall not have interior partitions except where integral with the fixture. Traps shall be constructed of lead, cast iron, cast or drawn brass or approved plastic. Tubular brass traps shall be not less than No. 20 gage (0.8 mm) thickness. Solid connections, slip joints and couplings are permitted to be used on the trap inlet, trap outlet, or within the trap seal. Slip joints shall be accessible.
Building (house) traps shall be prohibited, except where local conditions necessitate such traps as required by the code enforcement official. Building traps may be installed inside or outside the building, and the material shall be consistent with the building sewer pipe. Building traps shall be provided with a cleanout and a relief vent or fresh air intake on the inlet side of the trap. The housetrap shall not be the only plumbing vent to the exterior. The size of the relief vent or fresh air intake shall not be less than one-half the diameter of the drain to which the relief vent or air intake connects. Such relief vent or fresh air intake shall be carried above grade and shall be terminated in a screened outlet located outside the building.
Each plumbing fixture shall be separately trapped by a water seal trap. The vertical distance from the fixture outlet to the trap weir shall not exceed 24 inches (610 mm) and the horizontal distance shall not exceed 30 inches (762 mm) measured from the center line of the fixture outlet to the centerline of the inlet of the trap. The height of a clothes washer standpipe above a trap shall conform to Section P2706.2. Fixtures shall not be double trapped.
- Fixtures that have integral traps.
- A single trap shall be permitted to serve two or three like fixtures limited to kitchen sinks, laundry tubs and lavatories. Such fixtures shall be adjacent to each other and located in the same room with a continuous waste arrangement. The trap shall be installed at the center fixture where three fixtures are installed. Common trapped fixture outlets shall be not more than 30 inches (762 mm) apart.
- Connection of a laundry tub waste line into a standpipe for the automatic clothes-washer drain is permitted in accordance with Section P2706.2.1.
Fixture trap size shall be sufficient to drain the fixture rapidly and not less than the size indicated in Table P3201.7. A trap shall not be larger than the drainage pipe into which the trap discharges.
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.
|PLUMBING FIXTURE||TRAP SIZE MINIMUM (inches)|
| Bathtub (with or without shower head |
and/or whirlpool attachments)
|Clothes washer standpipe||2|
|Dishwasher (on separate trap)||11/2|
| Kitchen sink (one or two traps, with |
or without dishwasher and garbage grinder)
|Laundry tub (one or more compartments)||11/2|
| Shower (based on the total flow rate |
through showerheads and bodysprays)
|5.7 gpm and less |
More than 5.7 gpm up to 12.3 gpm
More than 12.3 gpm up to 25.8 gpm
More than 25.8 gpm up to 55.6 gpm
|Water closet||Note a|
- Consult fixture standards for trap dimensions of specific bowls.