Kitchen Sink Vent Issue

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by obrien234, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. obrien234

    obrien234 New Member

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    I've got a kitchen sink that I believe isn't venting correctly and my current plan is to install a separate vent line for the kitchen sink to fix it. I'm hoping someone can confirm my diagnosis before I go and have someone mess with the plumbing. Here's a few facts about the apartment/house:

    • Apartment is the first floor of a duplex house, with the unit above having a kitchen right above ours.
    • The issue does not correlate with use of our sink (it can happen right after I use the sink, or hours after it has been used)
    • The issue does seem to lightly correlate with when the folks upstairs use their sink.
    • Looking at the pipes it seems that the sink just vents up the stack to the kitchen on the second floor and doesn't have a separate line.

    Here's a video of the sink making the noise:

    http://youtu.be/save0M2rajk

    [video=youtube;save0M2rajk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=save0M2rajk&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a venting issue.
    The quickest fix would be to add an AAV to your trap arm.
     
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  4. Tom Sawyer

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    If it drains ok and doesn't smell, I'd probably leave it alone.
     
  5. obrien234

    obrien234 New Member

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    Unfortunately it is rather loud and does kick out a bit of sewer smell. It looks like I'll give the AAV a shot and see how things go from there. Thanks for the quick replies!
     
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