Hi, I’m new here, and am now in the process of creating my own studio (so exciting!!) and I wanted to ask about a sink trap. I bought a Gleco trap and installed it under my sink, but a friend suggested that it’s not enough to protect my plumbing and I should have two traps (connected in a row) or build something like “The Cink” (from Diamond Core Tools). I would love to hear what’s your experience in your studio, what do you use to wash your tools, did you ever have any plumbing issues? Thanks!!
I’m not going to judge the efficiency of a commercially available sink trap. My rule of thumb is nothing related to clay ( clay, glaze, etc.) goes into my plumbing. The cost to repair could be very expensive. You can create a functional grey water system…like the “Cink” … for less than $200.00 from parts available at the home center stores and salvage centers.
I use a big bucket to rinse my tools and hands. I let it sit for a couple of days and pour clear water in the plants. after a while i scoop de clay that sank to the bottom and scoop it in the back of the garden.
For glaze leftovers and brushes i use another big bucket. rinse of stuff and after a while i let the water evaporate (or if there is a lot of clear water on top i pour this of first in the back of the garden) the glaze will dry out and then i put it in the garbage.
hope this helps you!