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Shower Traps. Why are they not used/available here?

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So, in another thread, I was asking about shower drains used here. Turns out, most Thais don't use shower traps. They're not even available in the big box stores... I tried homepro, boonathovorm (or whatever its called), baan and beyond, and some local hardwares, nada, just a plain old drain.

 

So, why don't they use them? Are they too expensive? Or they don't care about bad smells, bugs etc?

 

Is there a market for them here?

 

Or is it like trying to sell proper motorcycle helmets?

 

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You were answered in the other thread and provided links to Homepro page listing a dozen or so.  They are available at any decent home supply center - just be aware they look like a normal drain on shelf but cost about 4 times as much as have a top and bottom donut that provides a water seal so if building on the cheap they may not be used.  

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does the Mrs pour her old PlaRa down the nearest available hole?

 

 

what about http://shower traps on eBay

shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmSOqIiUA9DtuUyVOMO6yITVZryY0p8H4OoZ-VXZp4jJ-vQuZjxp3lWdhosnAk8fCIQBwO6rwehWNEwmBd1iydx6Gn8ytnq7udNeB6ulBUTE4LuTGAKHW9&usqp=CAE 

anti-Odour/BackFlow etc

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1 hour ago, banagan said:

They're not even available in the big box stores... I tried homepro, boonathovorm (or whatever its called), baan and beyond, and some local hardwares,

It is virtually certain that there was a miscommunication. All the usual places (they are not big box stores, Macro is the only common big box store) Global House, DoHome, Thai Watsadu etc. All shower traps, as do many independent shops, though they may not have the design you like.

 

The standard shop workers answer to any item that they don’t know they have or don’t understand is “no have” or “no have in Thailand” 

 

As an example I was in BigC and asked for their mineral water “no have” was the answer, until I went to the BigC app, to their shop, to the item and showed them that the website showed stock! Then the worker went into the stock room and brought out the 10 X 6 bottles for me. 
 

So you need to learn how to find what you want, sometimes despite the “assistance” sometimes with the assistance of the staff.

 

off course YMMV because TIT

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You must understand that Thai shower / basin /bathwater is different to Western water, therefore they are not used as they unnecessary. 😊

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3 minutes ago, Artisi said:

You must understand that Thai shower / basin /bathwater is different to Western water, therefore they are not used as they unnecessary. 😊

we are sensitive to bad smell/odors/bugs it appears Thais are not bothered

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1 hour ago, sometimewoodworker said:

It is virtually certain that there was a miscommunication. All the usual places (they are not big box stores, Macro is the only common big box store) Global House, DoHome, Thai Watsadu etc. All shower traps, as do many independent shops, though they may not have the design you like.

 

The standard shop workers answer to any item that they don’t know they have or don’t understand is “no have” or “no have in Thailand” 

 

As an example I was in BigC and asked for their mineral water “no have” was the answer, until I went to the BigC app, to their shop, to the item and showed them that the website showed stock! Then the worker went into the stock room and brought out the 10 X 6 bottles for me. 
 

So you need to learn how to find what you want, sometimes despite the “assistance” sometimes with the assistance of the staff.

 

off course YMMV because TIT

I sent them each pictures, so if they have them and use the no have excuse, they're they're extra dumb.

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8 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Have you ever been in a van with foreigners and Thai here?  The smells are not coming from the Thai in my experience.

by foreigners did you meant Indians, Chinese, Russians, Eastern Europe, backpackers..... could be

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2 minutes ago, banagan said:

I sent them each pictures, so if they have them and use the no have excuse, they're they're extra dumb.

Pictures sent?  Pictures of what?  Sent to Who?  In most cases firms here do not have an active internet response mindset so normally a visit to shop is going to be required.  And picture if not of the type normally used here may also prove to be an issue.  For drains the below is what a normal smell stopping drain looks like here.

Image result for thailand floor drains

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5 minutes ago, banagan said:

I sent them each pictures, so if they have them and use the no have excuse, they're they're extra dumb.

If you are trying to get information by email, then good luck with that. While online shopping works answering questions about products by mail is in its infancy.

 

So the real answer is that you don’t know if they do or don’t have them.

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2 hours ago, banagan said:

. I tried homepro,

There is now, from Don Mega that HomePro does have them (but only 28 different ones), as in all probability so do everyone else.

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3 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

My house has these ones.

 

https://www.homepro.co.th/p/1075966

That is only a top cover - if you do not have the corresponding water holding bottom part in place will not work to keep odors out.  

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4 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

My house has these ones.

 

https://www.homepro.co.th/p/1075966

I have the same but still have bugs and smell coming out of it, the bugs mostly arrive when ready for a rain shower or heavy rain as well, can't get rid of the smell

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