how to keep glass sudge from the drain pipes

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    mharrigan
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    I have a home studio and recently got a 12″ disc grinder.  I have it plumbed for the water supply, but am not sure how to set up the drain to ensure that no glass sludge gets into the drain pipes.

     

    I have looked at clay traps, but it doesn’t seem that they allow the water to settle before sending water down the drain.  They seem to put the water coming from the source (grinder) into the bottom of a container, and remove water from the top of the container, but it doesn’t seem to me that

    #12943
    wordana
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    Google Gleco trap. I keep meaning to get one of these myself.

    Dana W.

    Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass Designs

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    #12944
    bookie13
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    I have one.  It works like a dream. I am sure I have saved my plumbing.

    Barry Kaiser

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    #12945
    Anonymous
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    We used Gleco traps for years but II found they could be finnicky when it came to getting everthing tight and sealed.

    I switched to these:

    http://www.scottsdental.com/categories/Laboratory-Products/Plaster-Traps/Trap%252dEze/

    I have been much more satisfied.

    We also pre-settle buckets so the worst of the sludge goes into the trash.

    Adding a scoop of Epsom salt to the water will result in much faster and more thorough settling of particles out ofthe water.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

    #12946
    CrazyMosaicLady
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    Never thought about sludge doing damage to pipes.Does the Epsom salt do any damage to the pump on a tile saw?

    #12947
    Anonymous
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    The epsom salt never touches the pump – I don’t recycle water since that also recirculates ground glass which can interfere with a good cut.



    Paul
    FusedGlass.Org
    Helios Kiln Glass Studio
    PaulTarlow.com

     

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