p-trap vs bottle trap

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by hardlyever, May 11, 2014.

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is a bottle trap up to code in ontario

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  1. yes, go for it

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  2. no sir, stay away

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  1. hardlyever

    hardlyever New Member

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    Hi all. New to posting, so please excuse any non-standard behaviour. My question is this. I am renovating my bathroom. As part of the new design, I want my contractor to install a bottle trap under our wall mounted sink, as opposed to the standard p-trap. He is unfamiliar with bottle traps and wonders if bottle traps meet current code in ontario. Any info here that I may pass on to him to ease his apprehension, or to put a kaibash on the whole thing? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    hardlyever
  2. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    they do not meet code
  3. hardlyever

    hardlyever New Member

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    I don't understand something here. I just found 7 for sale at home depot Canada, like this one,
    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/p-trap-and-pop-up-drain-chrome/840272. It's called a p-trap, but it looks a bottle trap, so maybe it's my terminology that's wrong. But the trap shown at that link is what I'm looking to have installed, and assume that it meets code or there wouldn't be so many available at a Canadian retailer. Thoughts?
  4. hardlyever

    hardlyever New Member

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    Not sure if I'm now double posting, because I replied to mikeplumber's answer and it disappeared. But my problem is that I can find what I'm looking for at Canadian retailers, like this one,
    http://www.homedepot.ca/product/p-trap-and-pop-up-drain-chrome/840272. So is my terminology wrong, or is Home Depot Canada selling traps that don't meet code?
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Home Depot sells a lot of non-code product. It drives inpectors nuts.
    However, the plumbers know enough not to use products that get turned down on inspections.

    It does make me laugh though that so many people think that Home Depot cares about plumbing codes. They care about money.
  6. hardlyever

    hardlyever New Member

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    Thanks for the input. I spoke at length with another Canadian plumber who advised me that the type of trap I am considering is indeed up to code. So, right now I'm stuck with he-said he-said. I appreciate the help either way.
  7. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Regardless, it's a pretty simple thing to install, or change out. If you have a problem with it, it's just two slip joint nuts.
  8. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    by calling it a p-trap they are trying to get around the plumbing code regarding bottle traps (which it actually is)
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