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Question: 13-18 Code Section: 7 Date: 2 October 2013 OBC 2006 Reference: 7.4.5.1(3)

Question Submitted: Does the code permit the use of gang trapping for fixtures such as “pedicure chairs”. The reasoning for asking this question is that if shower drains (which discharge a comparable type of waste) are allowed to be gang trapped, then why not pedicure chairs? As per 7.4.5.1.(3)

Interpretation: Pedicure chairs did not make the list so the code answer is no.

7.4.5.1 (3) Traps for Sanitary Drainage Systems
One trap may serve a group of floor drains and hub drains, a group of shower drains, a group of washing machines or a group of laboratory sinks if the fixtures,
(a) are in the same room, and
(b) are not located where they can receive food or other organic matter.

 

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