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    • #276896
      Niekon

      What can you pour down the floor drain to stop the smell and keep it fresh. It is not being used so is stagnant

    • #294963
      Retired plbg1
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      Are you sure there is enough water in it to make the trap seal. Some people us e Vinegar, clorox.pepermint oil, Baken soda and el. dishwasher powder. They might have something new at hardware store.



      Art retired plbg

    • #294964
      Retired plbg1
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      I forgot if you can get strainer off you can buy a plug with a wing nut on to put in and tighten, if you use a plug I would take it out once in awhle and pour water in dr.



      Art retired plbg

    • #294965
      DUNBAR
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      I agree. Go to http://www.cherneind.com to see what Retired Plumber is describing.

      » This message has been edited by DUNBAR on 21 August 2003

    • #294966
      nicktheplumber
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      The problem with floor drains is that they remain stagnant for such long periods that the trap water evaporates. The best solution is to fill the trap with a liquid that does not evaporate as easily as H20. Mineral oil (which is odorless) is a good choice, or you can use an aromatic oil with a low vapor pressure (i.e. that does not evaporate easily). Or you can just poor water down the drain on a regular basis, say every couple of weeks. Of course, I assume that your floor drain DOES have a p-trap (some are improperly installed without traps), and I also assume that it is properly vented (some aren’t).

      NtP

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