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JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 02:30 PM

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

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Tom M 03-02-2018 03:15 PM

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

madmax718 03-02-2018 03:38 PM

umm.. what makes you think thats an air admittance valve?

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by madmax718 (Post 6850890)
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!

SmallTownGuy 03-02-2018 03:56 PM

https://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/A...udor_Vents.php

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom M (Post 6850810)
I don't see an air admittance valve. I see a plane all trap adapter.

Man, this guy really F***ed me!

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 04:16 PM

What does a trap adapter do?

dsconstructs 03-02-2018 04:39 PM

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.

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dsconstructs (Post 6851018)
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.

Does this help?

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Big Johnson 03-02-2018 05:08 PM

Looks like it’s up behind the sink bowl. Get up in there and take a picture up by where the faucet hangs down.

rrk 03-02-2018 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Johnson (Post 6851050)
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

SmallTownGuy 03-02-2018 05:13 PM

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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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Tom M 03-02-2018 05:29 PM

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

Did the gurgling stop

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rrk (Post 6851074)
Yep

Usually they are white, up high as possible

Like So?

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JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 05:31 PM

It is pretty tight in there for pictures!:laughing:

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

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom M (Post 6851146)
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.

Big Johnson 03-02-2018 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JenniferTemple (Post 6851170)
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?

dsconstructs 03-02-2018 05:48 PM

Yep, as already stated. The AAV is the white piece up behind there.

JenniferTemple 03-02-2018 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by dsconstructs (Post 6851218)
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! :mad:

dsconstructs 03-02-2018 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by JenniferTemple (Post 6851258)
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! :mad:

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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