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#1 Claypple

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

Anyone knows a better clay trap than the "Gleco trap"?
Not only it is extremely overpriced, it is poorly made, so it is leaking.
I hate to remodel the one from Gleco after paying $85 for a small one.


Any other clay traps on the market?

#2 justanassembler

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:04 AM

There are really expensive floor mounted box type sink traps that work well even in high-volume studios... Im not sure what theyre called, but they resemble commercial grease traps--maybe thats what they are? Can anyone answer this?

or, if you're a DIY kinda person



http://www.lakesidep...in-drainage.htm

http://lapellaart.bl...-sink-trap.html

#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

Justa's examples are good. Here is another. We used one like this at the studio co-op in Montana.
http://kayleon.ourbe...es/DSC03442.JPG
It was one bucket. Pretty simple. It is a good idead to have it on casters if you have room. That makes it easier to remove and clean.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thank you so much, both of you. Really appreciate it.
After serious consideration and multiple painful negotiations with my family,
I think I will buy 2 buckets, fill them with water and will wash my hands old-fashioned way.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Where is the Gleco trap leaking? At the fitting going in or out, or where the bottle connects? I've used and sold them for years without problem. We should be able to get it working for you.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Where the bottle connects. I applied petroleum, but it didn't help.




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Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

First, make sure the O-Ring is in place. It's a black rubber ring that sits in the bell section, directly above the bottle, that seals the top of the bottle to the bell. Second, you could have a bad bottle. I often use random bottles I have around the shop that are the same thread size, and every now and then I get one that leaks. It's the nature of thin plastic bottles that not all meet the specs needed for a tight seal. If neither of these things work, then by all means have it replaced. These traps do work well, it could be that you got a bad one.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

Thank you Neil.
I did check the O-Ring. I did change the bottles (I had 3 of different sizes).
I think they uses cheap plastic for the bottles that changes the size depending on the water temperature,
and of course the design of the connection is terrible. Will try to return it.
(If it were made in China, the cost would be under $20).

P.S I found a very effective way to keep the clay out of the sink:
I use medical gloves when I work on the wheel, so when I am done, I just take the gloves off and set them aside
and wait for the clay to dry. Then I reclaim it.
I do the same with the equipment: dry it out, shake it off, reclaim! No water needed. :-)




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