Soil (dirt) trap for a Lab

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Slaz, May 22, 2013.

  1. Slaz

    Slaz New Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    I've been asked to find a soil trap to put under a sink in a lab where the research is on soil. Long story short they don't want to deal with the soil samples outside so they will be brought in and rinsed in the sink. What I need to find is a couple of companies that make this sort of thing. Also this trap needs to be fast and easy to clean by a person knowing nothing about plumbing. Right now we have small bottle traps but I don't think they will hold up to the new use.

    Any suggestions on where I can find something like this?
    Last edited: May 22, 2013
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    J R Smith used to make 1 1/2" "sediment traps" for undersink use, but I don't see them in their current catalog. Wade, Zurn, or Josam probably still have them. They have a plug, or cover, on the bottom to drain the captured material out.
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