Trap Seal Primers
Trap seal primers are a necessity in areas where drains are infrequently used, and are designed to maintain trap seals with minimal fuss or hassle on your part. The trap seal primer is installed in the cold water supply line to any fixture in order to provide intermittent water supply to a floor drain trap to maintain the trap seal. The opening of the valve in a horizontal supply line will allow a metered amount of water to enter the trap supply line - keeping your traps moist and in good working order.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What is the purpose of a trap primer?"
A. Traps dry up (water evaporates) when they aren't used, causing sewer odors to enter the area served by that trap. Floor drains are the most common traps that aren't used on a regular basis.
Trap primers are devices that connect to a cold water line. It is installed in-line. Every time that cold water is used on that cold line, a small amount of water trickles down to the trap that is connected to the trap primer. The small trickle will keep the water seal from drying up.
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