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is it against the law to have a tub installed without a trap

Customer Question

is it against the law to have a tub installed without a trap and a vent in pennsylvania?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Law Pro replied 8 years ago.

Yes, it's against the building code and also against the health and safety code.

 

Have you contacted the builder? If so, what was their response?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i haven't contacted the builder yet. my home is almost 8 years old.
Expert:  Law Pro replied 8 years ago.

Have you contacted the building inspector?

 

Did you buy the house new?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i haven't contacted anyone yet, i wanted to be a little more knowledgeable before i contacted the builder. yes, i had the house built in 2001
Expert:  Law Pro replied 8 years ago.

It's against the building code NOT to install a trap in a bath tub. The necessity is to prevent sewer gases (all the gases that can potentially be in the sewer system and are in the sewer system) from entering the home by the use of standing water.

 

So, if you can testify that you did no repair work and there isn't a trap - then the builder must have failed to install such - a violation of the building code.