Figure no. 2692 Quad Close™ Trap Seal

by JRSBlogWriterNovember 3, 2012
Let’s review the Quad Seal™ or Stink Stopper, whichever you prefer to use.

  • JAY R. SMITH MFG. CO. “Figure No. 2692 QUAD SEAL Trap Seal Device”
  • IAPMO Listed: File No. 7479 (Fully Listed)
  • ASSE Listed: Standard 1072 - Barrier Type Trap Seal Protection Device (Fully Compliant) – Record No. 1435 – Floor Designation AF-GW, Rated for all floor types including grease laden floors.
See copies of the certificates in the original newsletter. Copies of the test reports are available upon request.

All four sizes (2”, 3”, 3.5” & 4”) are listed with both IAPMO and ASSE.

COMPETITION-

Sure Seal:
  • IAPMO Listed: File No. C-4165 (Classified Listing Only)
  • ASSE Listed: Standard 1072 - Record No. 1409
Pro Set Trap Guard:
  • IAPMO Listed: No
  • ASSE Listed: No

Some Features and Benefits:

√    100% SAFE & EFFECTIVE!

√    Prevents odors by eliminating the emission of offensive sewer gases from entering the living/work environment.

√    Fully tested and certified to all requirements of ASSE Standard 1072 (Barrier Type Trap Seal Protection Device).

√    Reduces the frequency needed for the periodic admission of water into the floor drain’s trap to maintain a trap seal.

√    Fast & simple to install, easily removed for inspection, cleaning (rodding) or replacement. No special tools needed.

√    Designed to fit the inside diameters of 2, 3 and 4 ABS, PVC & cast iron pipe and the inside diameter of Smith’s adjustable threaded strainer heads.

√    Ideally suited for retrofitting/repairing of existing floor, shower and similar applications has no existing trap primer protection or  where current protection has failed.

√    No flow restrictions.

√    Weather tested for 250 continuous hours per ASTM G154 and ASTM D412 and with no cracking, checking, blistering or surface pitting occurring after the 250 hours of UV exposure.

√    Passed the water absorption test per ASTM D471 when submerged in water with no significant weight gain after 48 hours.

√    Passed the ozone resistance test in accordance with ASTM D1149.

√    Passed the chemical resistance tests per ASTM D543.

After reviewing the multiple check marks, it is obvious the QUAD Close Trap Seal Device has passed numerous tests under rigorous test qualifications.

Last but of importance is the fact that the Quad Seal carries a ten year warranty. See the original newsletter.

SEWER GAS:

Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and non-toxic gases that can be present at varying levels
depending upon the source. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste.
Highly toxic components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.

Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxides. In addition, chlorine bleaches, industrial solvents, and gasoline are frequently present in municipal and privately ownedsewage treatment systems.

Sewer gas can enter a home through a floor drain, from a leaking or blocked plumbing roof vent, or (if the gases are in soil adjacent to the house) through cracks in foundations. Sanitary and farm workers can be exposed to sewer gas during the cleaning and maintenance of municipal sewers, manure storage tanks, and home septic tanks.

The principal risks and effects associated with exposure are:

• Hydrogen sulfide poisoning. Exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide causes irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Other symptoms include nervousness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and drowsiness. This gas smells like rotten eggs, even at extremely low concentrations. Exposure to high concentrations can interfere with the sense of smell, making this warning signal unreliable. At extremely high levels, hydrogen sulfide can cause immediate loss of consciousness and death.

• Asphyxiation. High concentrations of methane in enclosed areas can lead to suffocation as large amounts of methane will decrease the amount of oxygen in the air. The effects of oxygen deficiency include headache, nausea, dizziness and unconsciousness. At very low oxygen concentrations (<12%), unconsciousness and death may occur very quickly and without warning. Sewer gas diffuses and mixes with indoor air, and will be most concentrated where it is entering the home. It can accumulate in basements.

• Explosion and fire. Methane and hydrogen sulfide are flammable and highly explosive.

Download the original newsletter here: Vol. 2, Issue 9: 2692 Stink Stopper Quad Close™ Trap Seal Certifications