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Old 06-27-2017, 09:35 PM   #1
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Kitchen Sink Drain Basket and Waste Pipe Connection

The kitchen sink has not drained fully since we purchased the trailer last summer. The basket sits high enough above the bottom of the sink to leave a pond. It doesn't leak but the wet sink and goo left behind is slightly annoying. I was thinking I just need to remove, reseat the gasket and tighten.



I investigated under the sink and the drain pipe doesn't appear to be connected or sealed to the drain basket. Anyone else seen this before?



This would probably explain some of the tank odours in the trailer. I always thought it was the toilet but this makes more sense.



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Old 06-27-2017, 09:47 PM   #2
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Haven't seen that before, but it's definitely not installed correctly. I would remove the drain pipe and the sink drain, and reinstall.

As for any odors, I would think those would be taken care of by the vent pipe, regardless of the loose drain installation.

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Old 06-27-2017, 09:58 PM   #3
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Rubber washer

Looks like your rubber washer is incorrectly installed. The rubber washer goes under the sink and plumbers putty is used under the drain flange on top. A plastic or paper washer is installed between the nut and rubber washer to help the nut tighten up on the rubber washer. Once the rubber washer is moved the sink should completely drain.
I can't see the rest of your trap but a Hepvo valve may be the easiest way to seal things together when space is tight under a sink.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:49 PM   #4
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Looks like your rubber washer is incorrectly installed. The rubber washer goes under the sink and plumbers putty is used under the drain flange on top. A plastic or paper washer is installed between the nut and rubber washer to help the nut tighten up on the rubber washer. Once the rubber washer is moved the sink should completely drain.
I can't see the rest of your trap but a Hepvo valve may be the easiest way to seal things together when space is tight under a sink.
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I think this was a repair from before my time. The paper and two rubber washers were installed on top side of sink. There is no way of making a mechanical connection between basket and drain line; it was just sitting in there like a funnel hence why it was crooked.

There was no visible trap. Does ETI typically put a trap beneath the sink?

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I think this was a repair from before my time. The paper and two rubber washers were installed on top side of sink. There is no way of making a mechanical connection between basket and drain line; it was just sitting in there like a funnel hence why it was crooked.

There was no visible trap. Does ETI typically put a trap beneath the sink?

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The piece I took off was also installed in the wrong direction (upside down) and it had a small drip leak at the hose clamp.

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Honestly, that looks like an owner mod that would do away with the "J" trap and gain more room under the sink. I know Ten Forward is plumbed correctly and ETI did not use a rubber hose anywhere in the connection that I can see.
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I would agree with that based on what I see. Ours is properly plumbed and has a trap.

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Old 06-27-2017, 11:30 PM   #8
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Honestly, that looks like an owner mod that would do away with the "J" trap and gain more room under the sink. I know Ten Forward is plumbed correctly and ETI did not use a rubber hose anywhere in the connection that I can see.
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I am going to reinstate the trap even if we lose the cupboard space. Does anyone with a similar vintage 17B have a photo of the undersink plumbing?
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I am going to reinstate the trap even if we lose the cupboard space. Does anyone with a similar vintage 17B have a photo of the undersink plumbing?
Now is the perfect opportunity to install a Hepvro. This is a direct link to Jim's mod and photo if you care to look: Cabinetry Work In My 5.0TA

I know this is on my list!
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Now is the perfect opportunity to install a Hepvro. This is a direct link to Jim's mod and photo if you care to look: Cabinetry Work In My 5.0TA

I know this is on my list!
Ohhhh.... that looks nice! Thanks for the link!
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