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August 12, 2017 18:06

Traps for sinks : with overflow, tap .How to install a siphon

Chrome siphon for the sink in the bathroom
  • Types
    • Traditional
    • Semi
    • Automatic
    • bidet
    • Pipe
    • Bottle
    • Corrugated
    • Dry
    • Metal
    • Plastic
  • Choice
  • Installationwith their hands

drain siphon - a necessary thing and very useful, because it protects our home from the unpleasant odors that can penetrate the sewers, as well as prevent the formation of blockages in pipes.Usually the house has at least three drain siphon.One of them is installed under the kitchen sink, and the second - under the bath, and the third - under the washbasin.Our today's article is devoted to the last siphon mind.From it you will learn about the structure and features of the operation of various types of sink siphons.We hope that this information will help you make the right choice!

A beautiful siphon for sinks


As already mentioned, the drain trap is installed under the sink, not only, but also for other types of sanitary ware, such as a bath or bidet.Under each item of sanitary ware is suitable a certain kind of siphon, which has its own characteristics.

drain siphon bath is available in three variants of execution:


traditional siphon familiar to all, without exception.It allows you to fill the bath with water, simply clog the drain hole with a rubber stopper on a chain.To drain the water, pull out the plug enough.

Traditional siphon bathroom


Semi siphon makes the task of recruiting and draining easier.It is equipped with a control unit, which is mounted outside, on the overflow outlet.

In order to bring the mechanism of drain and overflow into action, you need to press a button, lift the lever or turn the valve on the control unit, depending on the device.As a result of the special cable will lower or raise the cap covering the drain.

Semi- siphon for bath


Automatic siphon plumbing appeared on the market recently.Its internal structure is practically no different from its predecessors, but the control is different.

drain hole covers the automated plug-valve.Clicking on the tube is lowered and tightly seals the drain, and when pressed again - rises.

Automatic siphon bathroom


peculiarity of the drain siphon bidet is unusually large bend of the knee, as through a siphon are large flows of water.Basically, the siphon design for the bidet and basin is practically the same.Read more about the kinds of siphons for sinks will be discussed in the next section.

Bidet siphon with chrome



Pipe siphon is a curved metal or plastic pipe.The bending of the tube formed by the gate to the water, but it is not very deep.Therefore, if such a long time to use the siphon, the water evaporates from it, causing particular, musty odor.Additionally, a siphon pipe frequently clogged, resulting in formation of blockages.

Fortunately, the design provides for the possibility to disassemble the siphon and clean it.However, if you install a siphon tube is not in the bathroom and the kitchen, performed the operation have often enough.Another disadvantage of this type of siphon is that it takes a lot of space, and does not leave under the sink is almost no storage space.

Pipe siphon for sinks


Bottle siphon is so called because its middle part is an elongated flask, shaped like a bottle.In order to establish such a trap under the sink, you will likely need the help of professionals.But disassembled and cleaned some of its elements you can quite independently.

Dignity bottle siphons is that they allow you to connect the drain from the dishwasher and the washing machine directly, without an additional drain to the sewer.Finally, the last argument in favor of this kind of siphon, if the drain shell hit some small thing, you can always get it by simply unscrewing the lower part of the bulb.

Bottle Traps for sinks


Corrugated the siphon is a plastic tube that, thanks to its folded structure, can take any form.Plasticity - the main advantage of this type of siphon.It can fit even in the smallest space under the sink and connected to a drain convenient for you.In addition, corrugated siphon consists of two elements: the actual pipe and coupling assembly.

Its almost monolithic structure many times reduces the chance of the formation of leaks.Disadvantages of this siphon following: firstly, it is resistant to high and low temperatures.That is not to avoid being hit by boiling water or ice formation, and secondly - folds quickly clogged with fat, because of which blockages are formed, so in order to clean the siphon, it will have to be completely dismantled.

Corrugated the siphon for sinks


Dry siphon appeared on the plumbing market relatively recently.Due to its special design, which prevents the stagnation of water, it is frequently used in country houses, where there is no heating.

When a water rubber membrane opens, and water flows through it as through a pipe.Once water ceases to flow, the membrane is compressed and closes again flow-through hole.

Dry siphon

Classification material

used plastic or metal for the manufacture of siphons.

Sink with chrome siphon
Modern shell - tulip
Siphon with gold plating


If you do not plan to close the siphon pedestal or mount it inside the podium, you should opt for a metallic article. siphons of metal look more aesthetically pleasing and more expensive models - truly luxurious.

Especial popular metal siphon with chrome finish.They are perfectly in harmony with other interior chrome accents in the bathroom: towel rail, mixer rod for curtain, door handles.Choosing chrome siphon, remember that without proper care coverage very quickly loses its original shine.

coating siphon typically selected in accordance with the overall style of the bathroom.So, in a classic or vintage interior should give preference to the drain siphon with copper, bronze or brass plated.


more modern version - it plastic siphons.Plastic - it is light, strong and durable material, which, moreover, is much cheaper than metal.

Siphon made of plastic is very easy to install yourself, and, and disassemble, if necessary.In addition, a significant advantage of the plastic model is that their walls are formed of lime deposits.

However, if you stop your choice on a plastic siphon, make sure that it was hidden.It looks very unattractive, so more suitable for closed models of shells, such as tulip-shell.


So, the choice of the siphon depends on many different factors:

  • shell type, in which the siphon is connected. If the shell of such a model that the space beneath his eyes open, it is worth to buy a metal trap.Plastic siphon does not look so good, so it is best to set only a closed shell model.
  • availability in the bathroom. If the bathroom is small and every bit of free space on your account, then buy corrugated plastic siphon.It takes up very little space and allows, for example, to install under the sink washing machine.
  • room in which the siphon is used. If you choose a siphon in a country house, where there is no water in the winter, you will approach the drain siphon dry type.
  • Bandwidth siphon .It must be the greater, the larger the household appliances connected to it and the greater the water pressure at the tap.
  • sectional width of the siphon. From it depends the capacity of the siphon.
  • Price siphon. Metal models tend to cost more.
Metal siphon for sinks
Small water pressure at the tap
Corner sink with open siphon

Setting his hands

Before proceeding with the installation of the siphon, it is necessary to do some preparatory work.The first thing, of course, need to get rid of the previous trap.After he dismantled, try a little clean from dirt accumulations sewer pipe.In the future, this will help you avoid the formation of blockages.

Dismantling of old siphon

Paz body siphon seal the O-ring and tighten the parts.At the drain connection secure the coupling nut and seal cone seal.Insert the discharge pipe in the housing groove and tighten the nut, but not all the way, otherwise the trap will not work.To connect the outlet side pipe and fasten connection swivel nut, previously sealing the flat gasket.The drainer sink put the safety net, and on the other side of pipe.Do not forget to seal the rubber gasket connection!Clip design, screwing the clamping screw into the lattice.