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    DIYer, not in the trades LLigetfa's Avatar
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    One is the drain and the other is the vent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLigetfa View Post
    If you look at the picture, the tub is upstairs and the drain goes down through the floor so the water in the tub would be higher than the air gap that he wants to install in the basement.
    Yes and I and my DIYer customers have installed a few thousand drain lines as I described without the problem you mention possibly happening. He said he'd use a Y for the trap connection to that drain line.

    The only way your problem can happen is IF there is a blockage past his trap connection to that drain line. And then only/maybe IF the tub is drained while the softener is in backwash or rinse at 2-3:00 AM.
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