Exit drain almost level with sink drain

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    Josh Pysh

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    Hi all, I'm putting in a suite in a basement. Because of the slope of my land, the drain pipe had to be nearly level with the bottom of my kitchen sink. Do you think it will have a hard time draining? Please see the picture
     

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    Looks like you will always have standing water visible at the bottom of your sink strainer.

    And your trap weir looks to be at least four inches too high, so not legal.

    It might suck itself dry when a sink full of water runs out.
     
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    Josh Pysh

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    Thanks for the reply. Is there anything I can do to make it better? lowering the exiting drain isnt going to be an option unfortunately
     
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    Taller cabinet
     
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    Install a more shallow sink.
     
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    Look for the shallowest basket strainer and maybe a tubular p-trap instead of a tub trap.
     
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    Yes, and I think the trap should come off the basket strainer starting a lot higher.
    No need to come so far down, then have to go way back up.
     
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    it may suck
     

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