JLC Field Guide: Drains

The drain-waste-vent (DWV) system is the first plumbing to be installed in a house. It includes the sewer lines, building drain lines, fixture traps and plumbing vents.

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Drains Featured Articles

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The Dirty Dozen: Common Plumbing Service Calls

Take a tour with a master plumber as he makes the rounds of the twelve most common... More

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Lineup of Linear Shower Drains

An installer's look at a selection of current products More

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S-Traps vs. P-Traps

One of them is prone to siphoning off, which allows sewer gas to escape through... More

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Curbless Shower Retrofit

Here's how to provide slope for drainage for a barrier-free shower when you can’t... More

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Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges

A few simple tools and techniques take most of the misery out of repairing these... More

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Drains Instruction

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Maximum Length for Fixture Drains

To prevent a siphon from forming, make sure the drain pipe connects with the vent... More

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Best Connection for a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Why you should connect a dishwasher drain line to a sink drain instead of directly... More

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Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care &... More

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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing

Plumbing is a huge topic and isn't easy to cover in one blog post but here's a few... More

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