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Old 06-16-2015, 03:52 PM   #11
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Yeah, I will think about leaving the shower drain plug out from now on . Better to have it back up into the shower than the furnace compartment.
So that's our choice? Stinky gray water on the bathroom floor or behind a wall?

I'm going to check out mine behind the wall. I have assumed it had a check valve and air could flow in but nothing out. Like they used in houses under sinks until they banned them years ago (in our city). I do remember you had to have access to the area where it was installed for inspection and replacement.
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:13 PM   #12
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I saw someone who had sink or shower running and had a lot of water on the floor and was lucky it did not get out of the shower area. We had the vent leaking so would not close the drain. Replaced the vent but still will not close the drain probably.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:10 PM   #13
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Pulled the furnace and there it is. About 29" above the floor and is just cut pipe.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:14 PM   #14
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Yours appears to be a good bit higher up off the floor than Chemando's...maybe ETI forgot to add a length to the TEE with his. I'll check mine tonight...if I don't have to pull the flippin' furnace!!!
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:05 PM   #15
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Pulled the furnace and there it is. About 29" above the floor and is just cut pipe.
I think if you have 29 inches of water inside your Escape you have an EXCELLENT door seal....and probably a leaking valve in there somewhere.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:43 PM   #16
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I removed the propane detector and looked through the hole (if you remove the propane detector you will probably need to glue the backing blocks for the screws back on because they fall off when you remove the screws) and stuck my cell phone in and took a picture. Mine looks to go almost all the way up to the bottom of the closet. Should never be a problem with ordors because of the trap installed under the trailer and just another reason to keep my tank flushed out good.

Now how much humidity is in that area from this? Time to bring home a data logger maybe.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:41 PM   #17
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I just finished checking mine the same way, and the TEE is extended way up. It would take a very full/overfull tank to slosh out through there, in my estimation. I only saw the one vertical ABS pipe, though.

My propane detector, however, had no backing blocks! Just screwed into the panel.
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The picture is taken from the floor looking up. The pipe on the right is actually the furnace vent.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:29 PM   #19
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I'm going to extend the vent with clear plastic tubing to the outside shower box. Easy!
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #20
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It's easier to install the AAV (air admittance vent). It costs around $10 (Canadian or 7.49 US). It allows air in and no odor or moisture out.
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