proper p-trap arrangement


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Old 07-30-01, 09:41 AM
highkamp
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My disposer shoots back up through the left side drain of my two-bowl kitchen sink when opperated. I have twin drains that tee into one common p-trap. Should I be using two p-traps (one under each drain to prevent the disposer from shooting back to the other side?

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Old 07-30-01, 09:54 AM
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No, what you have is good. The one area you may want to check is the tee going to the G/D. Take this piece off and look into it, there should be a deflector inside that causes the water to shoot down. If you don't have this inside, just a normal tee than the water is able to shoot up into the sink. Replace the tee with one made for G/D and your problem should be resolved.
 
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Old 07-31-01, 06:59 AM
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Thanks Trying2help! I didnt realize that they even made such a tee for G/D. Im sure mine is a normal tee since I just replaced the plastic piping to metal piping recently. I will see if I can find a metal deflector tee.

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Old 07-31-01, 02:26 PM
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It doesn't have to be metal, they come in PVC too.
 
 

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