to trap or not to trap….

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      I have a problem w/an emergency drain (not the regular drain) for a washer (second floor of a condo). There is no trap (not required) and the drain is not clogged (whish it was!). Air flows up the drain and brings with it a terrible odor. I can’t get a clear answer on where it drains.
      Should I pay to have a trap installed?
      Should I just have it cleaned?
      Any help appreciated!

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      Retired plbg1

      It might run down to a floor drain below. It could be an indirect drain running into a untraped drain, put a trap in the line.

    • #300125

      perhaps you do have a trap and it has dried out from evaporation. pour a liter or two of water down the drain. good luck.

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