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Tad wrote at 2011-01-04 04:27:34
I had the same problem in my condo unit.  I installed a ball valve right before the P-trap on my sink so that when I go away I can turn it closed and not worry about the water coming back up the drain.  Ideally I am still looking for some sort of a check valve that can be used on sink drains so that I don't always have to remember to shut off the ball valve when I leave.  Another thing to remember with a ball valve setup like this, is that if your sink faucet drips at all and you are gone a long time the drips could fill up your sink and cause a mess that way.


Juliet Montegue wrote at 2013-04-07 06:11:31
Sounds exactly what I need to do in my unit. What do these ball valves look like, and where do find them.


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