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This week’s question is:
If calculating the drainage fixture values (dfu) or the discharge capacity in gallons per minute (gpm) for a number of floor drains installed in a kitchen area which are not used for an indirect waste or any other fixture but used for spillage and wash/mopping the floor only, is the correct dfu or gpm considered to be zero (0)? If a number should be used, should it be the fixture rating of the hose bibb fixture (since nothing else enters) that is used to wash down the floor towards the floor drain?
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