Floor drain


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floor drain

[′flōr ‚drān]
(civil engineering)
A pipe or channel to remove water from under a floor in contact with soil.
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Floor drain

A fixture providing an opening in the floor to drain water into a plumbing system.
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floor drain

typical floor drains
A fixture providing an opening in a floor to drain water into a plumbing system; in homes, usually fitted with a deep seal trap.
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Health department officials quickly identified bathroom floor drains as the problem.
Before you buy a backwater valve, remove your floor drain cover to see if there's already one in place.
"They stated that our interpretation of the code's applicability to floor drains and mop sinks was beyond their intent when the code was rewritten and put in effect in March 2005," Mr.
But if you have a shower that's been abandoned since the kids moved out or a floor drain that never gets used, the water in the trap can eventually evaporate.
"If you have been negligent in not complying with the exiting codes and ordinances, and you have a leak or a spill, and this product should find its way into a floor drain or into the sewer system, now you are faced with fines up to $25,000 a day, plus all the costs of clean-up."
As many of us have discovered the hard way, a clog in the underfloor drain system often results in wastewater backing up onto the floor through the floor drain. To prevent this backup, many floor drains are fitted with an insertable backflow preventer that allows water down but not up.
The Building Depatment also needs to be notified that a compactor is going to be installed in a legal refuse room with sprinklers, a floor drain, hose bib, a fire rating of three hours, and proper electrical and plumbing work.
C) and the trap of a floor drain is hidden below the floor.
Floor drains in the facility were sampled about every month to determine at what point the plant would become colonized with the bacteria.
This completely waterless formulation keeps dry areas dry, can be used in areas with or without floor drains and greatly reduces effluent emissions.