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    Default basement drain

    my old house has a basement drain its a trap drain.it is rusted and the cover wont fit right the new pvc cover wont fit the old drain opening.is there a way to fix it so i don't get a smell without digging up the drain and replacing this trap drain..need help

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    Default Re: basement drain

    I've also seen it suggested to pour a little vegetable oil in the trap. It will float on top and deter the evaporation on the water.

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    thanks all...i put water down the drain every night..this drain the trap takes water from my washer and shower as well as a sink i don't think the lid fits right as the top of the drain pipe is rusted and wont hold water

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    thanks jl mcdaniel i think maybe one of them will work..i'am also from the buckeye state

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    Quote Originally Posted by will try View Post
    thanks jl mcdaniel i think maybe one of them will work..i'am also from the buckeye state
    What part?
    Jack
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