P-trap kitchen sink
Tubular Ground Joint P-Trap with Bell Flange
17 gauge tubular unfinished brass
Brass slip-joint nuts included
Bell Flange Included
1-1/2 Poly and 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 Poly washer included
Introduction: what is a P-trap?
A P-trap is a type of pipe that is commonly used in plumbing. It is shaped like a “P” and has a curved section that allows it to trap water. This prevents sewer gases from entering the home through the drains. P-traps are usually made of PVC or metal. PVC P-traps are the most common type of P-trap used in homes. Metal P-traps are found in commercial and industrial applications. They can be used with a variety of different drain lines and materials.
The anatomy of a P-trap
A kitchen sink’s P-trap is a U-shaped pipe located under the sink. The purpose of the P-trap is to hold water to prevent sewer gases from entering the home through the drain. Maintaining proper function is important to keep the P-trap clean and debris-free.
The benefits of a P-trap
If you have ever had a clogged kitchen sink, then you know the importance of a properly functioning P-trap. The P-trap is a U-shaped pipe that is installed under your sink. It is responsible for trapping debris and preventing it from clogging up your drain. Over time, however, the P-trap can become clogged with hair, soap scum, and food particles. When this happens, your sink will start to smell bad, and water will drain slowly. If you are experiencing these problems, it is time to clean your P-trap.
How to install a P-trap
A P-trap is a u-shaped pipe installed under a sink to prevent sewer gas from entering the home. It also catches hair and other debris that can clog the drain. Installing a P-trap is a relatively easy task that can be completed in a few minutes with the proper tools.
Tools and Materials Needed:
-Pipe cutter (optional)
-Hack saw (optional)
-Replacement P-trap kit
- Begin by turning off the water supply to the sink. This can be done by turning the knob under the sink counterclockwise until it stops turning.
- Place a bucket under the P-trap to catch any water that may be in it.
- Remove the old P-trap from under the sink by loosening it with a pipe wrench.
- Cut the tailpiece from the P-trap using a hack saw or pipe cutter.
How to clean a P-trap
P-traps are one of the most important pieces of plumbing in your home. They are responsible for keeping your drains’ sewer gases and other nasty smells. P-traps are also very good at catching hair, food, and other debris that can clog your drains.
Cleaning a P-trap is not difficult, but it is important to do it regularly. The first step is to remove the P-trap from the drain. You can do this by unscrewing the two nuts that hold it in place. Once the P-trap is removed, you can clean it with a brush and some warm water. Be sure to rinse it well before putting it back in place.
It is also a good idea to clean out the drain itself on a regular basis. Some drains, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, have a basket strainer. It is usually located near the bottom of the drain. You can clean a strainer by removing it from the sink or tub, and then cleaning it with a brush and some warm water.