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March 16, 6:15 PM [GMT -5]

As a senior plumbing designer, I can tell you this idea is against all plumbing codes. The traps do dry out, so just pour in water. There is a new product out called "Trap Guard" as made by Proset. You remove the grid strainer, than place it in the tailpiece. It allows water to pass through, than closes up to prevent sewer gases from escaping. They last 10 years and cost just a few greenbacks.

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