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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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The purpose of a p trap is to stop sewage gases from getting into your drain pipes. We like to have garbage disposals/dishwashers in our area p-trapped as the same plumbing services both.

Aug 08, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Under the sink 'u' to stop sewer gases. 

 

Aug 08, 2016 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Are you asking this question on purpose?

Aug 08, 2016 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

This is my guess:

Aug 08, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Minimalize the stink!

Aug 08, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Now you're just being silly ;)

Aug 08, 2016 09:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

A device under a sink to prevent sewer gases from escaping and competing with me!

Aug 08, 2016 09:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

P traps are part of the plumbing.  

The other pee trap is when you are on a long road trip and there are no McDonalds within 100 miles. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It's a curved pipe under the sink that traps your

"Pearl earings" or the

"Personal belongings, when they go down the drain. You will be able to

"Pluck" them out, before they end up in the

 Public Sewer.

 Phew!

Aug 09, 2016 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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AKA Cesspool

Aug 09, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Guess I am late to the P-party.  As you Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers would say many comments NAILED the correct answer.

Aug 09, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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it's under sinks .... traps debris.... prevents sewer gases from backing into the home.... 

Aug 09, 2016 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers A "P Trap" is the drain pipe under the sink shaped like the letter "P". It prevents sewer gases from backing up into the house. Also, where you may find that valuable piece of jewelry dropped down the sink.

Aug 08, 2016 11:31 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You received some good response.

Aug 08, 2016 11:10 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I know this one.

Aug 08, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

In most homes, there is a P-trap installed under the sinks in the bathroom and kitchens. A P-trap is a plumbing fixture that has several purposes. It traps debris that has drained from the sink and prevents it from forming a clog deep within the plumbing system, and to stops sewer gases from passing into the home. 

 

Aug 08, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Lots of great answers already.

Aug 08, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I see you have received the right answer!

Aug 08, 2016 10:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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The U shaped pipe under the sink.

Aug 10, 2016 11:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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The trap under a sink.

Aug 09, 2016 02:43 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know this one. That's a U joint under your sink to keep the sewer gases from getting into the house. If it dries out you will get a bad smell in the house. 

Aug 09, 2016 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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I am not even going there! What about the S Trap?

Aug 09, 2016 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Even I know that one

 

Aug 09, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Could it be a trap for P's.

Aug 09, 2016 05:51 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In drains (sink, toilet, shower) to help stop sewer gasses from coming up.

Aug 09, 2016 04:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Its not a urinal, though it is common in every bathroom, and kitchen.

Aug 09, 2016 01:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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One better call 911 right now if it is a truly a trap

Aug 09, 2016 12:32 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Under the sink.  Stops sewer gas, and enables clogs.

Aug 09, 2016 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Drainage to keep cockroaches and odor away from sink.

It is used to trap "Pee".

Aug 08, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Using words that start with P too much !

Aug 08, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Isn't that pipe loop under the sink? Or is that where bums go to relieve themselves?

Aug 08, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Curved, "U" section of drain pipe that holds a water seal to prevent sewer gasses from entering the home through a fixtures water drain.

Aug 09, 2016 11:32 PM