Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 2000 – #20

By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2000
Stopping gas
Problem: Most floor drains not actively used tend to dry out. Sewer gases can escape when this occurs. Can the gases be stopped from escaping?

Solution: Pour 1/4 cup of cooking oil in the floor drain. The oil floats to the top of the water and prevents it from evaporating.

Contributor: Paul Salvo, Eaton Corp. TCC, East Lake, OH

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