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    What is the difference between a J trap and a P trap?

    Asked Aug 28, 2010, 11:29 AM 2 Answers
    Have heard and seen the terms S trap, P trap and J trap used. Understand the S trap is found in most toilets. Have no clear idea of the difference between the three.

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    Aug 28, 2010, 11:48 AM

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    Aug 28, 2010, 01:36 PM


    Quote Originally Posted by harleyguy38 View Post
    Have heard and seen the terms S trap, P trap and J trap used. Understand the S trap is found in most toilets. Have no clear idea of the difference between the three.

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    Here you go! A "P" trap,(see image) is the one most used today. There is no "J" trap but a "J" bend,(see image) is the removable part of a "P" trap.
    The "S" trap .(see image) Is curved like the letter S and has no vent.
    Does that answer your question? Cheers. Tom
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