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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@Tester101 Yes, I have tried swapping the connectors yesterday but could not because they are different width and there is not enough space to connect J pipe into the outlet. I'll need to shorten elbow on the outlet, possibly redo the whole connector there.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@Walker thanks for confirming this. B&Q staff yesterday were puzzled when I asked about AAV. And there is no space for a proper vent anyway.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
That's correct - drain pipe goes through the wall and outside. And there is not much space for the vent anyway. Also I checked local DIY store (B&Q in UK) and plumbers there had no idea about vents (does not mean anything though)
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@BMitch good suggestion about fixing the dishwasher drain to the top - it is very heavy and pulls the current installation down. See how twisted the bottom U sits comparing to the vertical pipe - it used to be vertical, but been pulled down.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
You are a scholar! Indeed I can get away with just swapping these 2 pieces. I think the dishwasher was installed as an afterthought to the plumbing and by somebody not knowing what they are doing. I found a lot of small issues like that left by the previous owner.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
Yes, indeed. Once I've started looking on this in detail, I realised that. Plumbing needs changed there -(
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@BMitch See update - added photos of how it looks under the sink. I think you might be right, the piping looks wrong. Also sometimes I get standing water on the bottom of dishwasher.
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Added under-sink photos
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
Possibly it is J-trap, I'm not entirely sure about the difference - it was set up by builders when kitchen was refurbished.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
There is a S-shaped trap under the sink.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
That's pretty awesome drawing! And cardboard prototype is also a great suggestion. What material would you use to make the non-prototype?
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