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Barnjet

Hi Guys,
Some advice please on sewer smells coming from the shower trap. I suspect the water level in the trap is not high enough to prevent smelly air coming back. See photos. From the waste pipe arrangement, I don’t see how you can create a water seal when the top of the waste pipe is above the water level?

Any advice much appreciated

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Barnjet

Thanks for the diagram. No tube fitted :oops: and that no doubt is the cause of the problem, as I can see the tube creates a type of “u-bend”. Next questiion is, where can I source a replacement tube? The trap is about 25 years old.
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I think this is the part avavailble from Plumbers Mate
thanks Shaun for your help
 
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townfanjon

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^^^ as above , you have a bit missing
 
ShaunCorbs

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Thanks for the diagram. No tube fitted :oops: and that no doubt is the cause of the problem, as I can see the tube creates a type of “u-bend”. Next questiion is, where can I source a replacement tube? The trap is about 25 years old.
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I think this is the part avavailble from Plumbers Mate
thanks Shaun for your help
stick a tape measure or ruler in until it touches the bottom of the trap is it around 160mm-165mm from the bottom to the top of the tray ?
 
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Barnjet

No, it is 125-130mm. A shorter dip tube required?
 
ShaunCorbs

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Ben-gee

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As long as the diameter is correct you can cut a dip tube down to length.
 

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