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Old 03-02-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Air Admittence Valve


Is this a decent air admittance valve (Put in under sink to stop gurgling sound from bathtub)

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Old 03-02-2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: Air Admittence Valve


I don't see an air admittance valve. I see a plane all trap adapter.

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umm.. what makes you think thats an air admittance valve?
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umm.. what makes you think thats an air admittance valve?
Because a plumbing company charged me $239.56 to install an air admittance valve, when I said he had not done so he sent me a picture of what I posted. It did not look like an air admittance valve to me either! That's why I asked you guys!
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https://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/A...udor_Vents.php
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I don't see an air admittance valve. I see a plane all trap adapter.
Man, this guy really F***ed me!
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What does a trap adapter do?
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I'd like to better see what is behind the ptrap/tail piece in that second picture. It looks like maybe a vertical piece behind there?.....where the AAV would be located.
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I'd like to better see what is behind the ptrap/tail piece in that second picture. It looks like maybe a vertical piece behind there?.....where the AAV would be located.
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Looks like it’s up behind the sink bowl. Get up in there and take a picture up by where the faucet hangs down.
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Looks like itís up behind the sink bowl. Get up in there and take a picture up by where the faucet hangs down.
Yep

Usually they are white, up high as possible
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What folks are thinking is that the studor vent (AAV) is at the top of the pipe I marked with the arrows.
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Yes it looks like it was piped, better picture. I think minimal 4" above the trap.

Did the gurgling stop
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Yep

Usually they are white, up high as possible
Like So?

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It is pretty tight in there for pictures!

The recent plumbers had nothing to do with the installation in the pictures just above here.

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Yes it looks like it was piped, better picture. I think minimal 4" above the trap.

Did the gurgling stop
Was never much of a problem to start with, the plumber just said I should put in an air admittance valve to "insure there will be no problems with the flow", I'm guessing the answer is yes unless some time down the road I hear it again.

But were earlier posters correct in saying the item installed WAS NOT an air admittance valve but rather a trap adapter.

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Was never much of a problem to start with, the plumber just said I should put in an air admittance valve to "insure there will be no problems with the flow", I'm guessing the answer is yes unless some time down the road I hear it again.

But were earlier posters correct in saying the item installed WAS NOT an air admittance valve but rather a trap adapter.
That white thing looks like an AAV. Was that already there before?
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Yep, as already stated. The AAV is the white piece up behind there.
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Yep, as already stated. The AAV is the white piece up behind there.
SO, You are saying there was already one preexisting before they put that thing that is the very first picture on the thread. That was the ONLY THING they changed under that sink!
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SO, You are saying there was already one preexisting before they put that thing that is the very first picture on the thread. That was the ONLY THING they changed under that sink!
Yep, if all they did was replace the adapter (I see he left the previous white nut) then you got robbed.

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