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Old 11-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Boler sink won't drain

Do others have this problem with thier sinks that use the simple single hose drain?
Being a plumber I know there is a need of a vent for a sink to drain properly but was wondering if anyone has done this in a way that looks good on a FG unit.
I don't have room for one of those pop-vents under sink in the 1300 due to the converter and furnace.
Any good looking ways to handle this probelm
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:55 PM   #2
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Gerry, seems to me someone else had the same problem and found the tube was kinked pretty bad.
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Old 11-26-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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No kink in tube but I do remember that one of the pop-up's that the campground, I worked at, had the same problem and I had to intall a tee in the drain line and I ran a hose up the outside of the tent under the flap to let air into the line and it worked.
It worked but not a very handsom fix...
Maybe some rigid CPVC tube running up the outside of the camper somehow would work.
I hesitate to have an open vent under cabinet if I run the hose into the sewer hook up in campground because of the sewer gas and odor.
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Old 11-26-2016, 04:26 PM   #4
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Having had about every sink configuration, I have yet to see a drain problem which wasn't due to a kink or an obstruction.
If you have a gray tank,see that it is vented. The ones which drain to the outside into a closed container must also have a vent in the container.
no other vent in the system is needed.
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Old 11-27-2016, 06:15 AM   #5
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hmmm maybe I'm to fussy and just have to wait the 15 minutes for my sink to drain?
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:43 AM   #6
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Ah ha...I just got in and after adding a tee to the outside where the trapless hose comes out of the wall and a stand pipe up a bit above the rim of the sink level...it went down like a charm....
Thanks for all the help but now I want to make it look good by doing it all up with some rigid CPVC going into the Tee and out into the hose that goes into the sewer.
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:02 PM   #7
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You only need a vent in the line if at some point in the line the liquid has to run uphill i.e. a trap or a valley in the line. As long as the entire run is down hill it will drain fine. Many years ago an old plumber told me ' you only need to know two things to be a plumber - water will not run uphill and payday is Friday'.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:49 PM   #8
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And also coming from a family if plumbers

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