house drain


Definition of house drain

: the horizontal drain in a basement that receives the waste discharge from stacks and extends a few feet outside the foundation

called also building drain, collection line

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First Known Use of house drain

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“House drain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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