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Traps (plumbing system components)

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Fittings or devices so designed and constructed as to provide, when properly vented, a liquid seal that will prevent the back passage of air without materially affecting the flow of sewage or waste water. STEIN

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house traps
fixture traps

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trap (plumbing system component)


11yrs ago

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