CHEZY ALL ACCESS FLOOR TRAP
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!
There have been numerous complaints from plumbers (installers), developers and house owners with the existing floor traps available in the market. The main issues have been foul smell in the bathroom and maintenance issues during installation and after the house owner moves in. The Chezy All Access™ floor traps eliminates all these problems and gives you peace of mind.
Chezy has developed a new floor trap that can both be serviced from the top (bathroom) or from below (floor slab), hence the name All Access™ (Top & Bottom Access™) Floor Traps. With the ingenious extendable container, this design incorporates a water seal of 50mm and flow rates in excess of 80 litres/min. This new floor trap is third-party certified and exceeds all requirements of BS EN 1253 (gullies for buildings : Trapped floor gullies with a depth water seal of at least 50mm) which provides everyone with the best solution.
THE PROBLEMS WITH FLOOR TRAP DESIGNS
THE PROBLEMS WITH FLOOR TRAP DESIGNS
This is a result of the loss of the water seal in the floor trap, either by evaporation of the water in the floor trap
or the failure of the rubber ring used to retain the water in the trap.
For top access floor traps, the water seal is very close to the heat source (the bathroom may be warm). This facilitates evaporation and is more pronounced if the trap is embedded in the slab, the distance of the top of the water seal is only about 100mm to 120mm from the heat source.
In the event that the water in the trap is not topped up by usage, evaporation of the water in the trap will result in the loss of the seal, thus allowing foul smell to enter the bathroom.
RUBBER / RUBBER RINGS
It is very important that contact areas that are in touch with the rubber is clean. Dirty surfaces will result in the rubber not having a good sealing effect. This will allow water to escape, thus allowing the loss of water in the water seal and will eventually result in the total loss of the seal and allow foul smell to enter the bathroom.
Cement, debris and etc are commonly dropped into the floor trap during construction, this is a common problem causing debris, etc, to prevent a good seal between the rubber and contact surface.
TOP ACCESS FLOOR TRAPS
These floor traps are embedded in the floor slab. During the construction period (tiling), sometimes concrete is thrown into the trap. This is often difficult for the plumber to clear. Once cleared, the trap usually works well.
As the water seal is near the top (grating), the house owner does not have problems servicing and maintaining the floor trap, as he does not need to go below the floor slab to service the floor trap. Over all depth of the floor trap is about 200mm below the grating, a large opening in the collar helps in the maintenance of the floor trap (in excess of 120mm)
CONVENTIONAL FLOOR TRAPS
These conventional floor traps have excess from the bottom of the trap for maintenance purposes. These are always placed below the floor slab. Being below the slab, they are further from the heat source. The water in the trap lasts longer in the trap, providing a longer protection against the entrance of foul smell into the bathroom.
Another advantage is that during the construction process the bottom cap is not used, allowing debris and cement to drop out of the trap. This makes life for the installer easier in terms of maintenance at the end of the project.
A disadvantage is that these traps are at least 300mm or more from the grating and are difficult for the house owner to maintain in case of blockages. Access can only be made from the bottom of the trap which is below the floor slab for maintenance, this is a big issue in cases like condominiums and apartments.
The BENEFITS best of both worlds (all advantages of both the top access and conventional floor traps)
with none of their disadvantages. It is ‘Perfection At It’s Very Best’.
SIZE & DIMENSIONS