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awarded  Nice Question
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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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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@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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revised Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
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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accepted What is the life expectancy of a ratchet strap?
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comment What is the life expectancy of a ratchet strap?
Ah, so that means it is normal state of affairs. Fair enough. Will avoid this type next time.
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comment What is the life expectancy of a ratchet strap?
The straps are exactly these: amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LFU06I/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00 The straps are not tangled and do wind up, but takes fair amount of effort to release them. New ones did not take that much force to release the mechanism. I've inspected them without dissasembly, but nothing looked wrong. Will fiddling until fixed, as you suggest -)
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comment What is the life expectancy of a ratchet strap?
I inspected it without taking apart, totally expecting something bent, but I could not see anything damaged. Probably taking apart can help. And you are probably right re liability in O&G industry.