This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series on toilets (yes, toilets!). To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
All drains have traps. The trap is nothing more than a “plug” of water created by what is called a P trap.
The image below shows a P trap such as you would find under a sink.
The lowest part of the P trap fills with water. The water forms a vapor block between the sewer system and your home. That in fact is the purpose of the P trap. If drains did not have them, homes would smell like sewers.
With the exception of toilets, the P trap is created in the drain.
With toilets the P trap is in the toilet itself. The built in P trap of your toilet is the called the trapway.
As you can see from the picture of the toilet above, toilets with a concealed trapway are sleeker. They not only look better, they are also easier to keep clean as the surface of the toilet is smoother. For the low maintenance crowd, concealed trapway toilets are a must.
In case you’ve never noticed the toilet trapway before, below is a picture of a toilet with a well exposed trapway.
As you can see, the visible trapway toilets are more difficult to keep clean.
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