2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #47[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"Plug-Proof" See-Through Trap
"It's catching on like wild fire," says Sanjay Ahuja, PF WaterWorks. "People love the way it takes the work out of keeping drains clean."
FARM SHOW talked to Ahuja at the International Builder's Show. From all the attention his booth was getting, we weren't the only ones interested in the innovative new design.
The PermaFLOW trap, which simply installs in place of existing p-traps with no modification, is made out of clear plastic. It has a circular chamber at the base of the trap. A paddle mounted in the chamber can be turned by twisting a knob on the outside.
"If the drain slows or you check and see material built up in the elbow, just turn the knob to clear any buildup and propel debris through the pipe," explained Ahuja. "The paddle sweeps and scrapes the chamber, keeping it cleaned out."
In operation, the design actually creates more turbulence so less debris tends to collect. The paddle also helps trap items that accidentally fall into the drain like a ring. Turning the paddle slightly lifts them up for easier retrieval.
"Because you can see through the trap, it's much easier to pass a wire down the drain and snag the item," says Ahuja.
Ahuja gave FARM SHOW a sample to try. Installation was easy, and it seems to work as described. The units are available online at Amazon.com, and at selected True Value, Home Depot stores as well as from the company's online store. Ahuja says they will soon be available at other stores. Suggested retail price is from $19.95 and up.
PermaFLOW drain has won several leading awards including Popular Science's "Best of What's New", and carries the standard certifications like a traditional P-trap. It comes with a 10 year warranty.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, PF WaterWorks, 1880 S. Dairy Ashford St., Suite 202, Houston, Texas 77077 (ph 281 573-8422; toll free 877 265-9777; fax 281 573-8501; email@example.com; www.pfwaterworks.com).
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