Sink drainage, how quick?

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  1. Douzeper

    Douzeper Funster

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    Took our MH out for the first time (was great!), noticed the sinks in the kitchen and bathroom seem very slow to drain, is this the norm? does the pipe perhaps need cleaned? what would be best to clean it with?

    Thanks!
     
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    Some vans do suffer from slow drainage. Our shower and washbasin are OK but the sink is a bit slow. The normal reason is pipes being bent round appliances (the fridge is below the sink in our van).

    To make sure the pipes are clean (and to stop niffs) we use Buster Sink Fresh as part of the cleaning of the van after we get home from each trip. It can be a bit pricey in some shops but both Aldi & Lidl have it as a Special from time to time.
     
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    air lock:thumb:eek:pen the drain valve's and then try them:thumb:
     
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    How old is your MH. the newer MH`s have a watertrap in the outlet that really does restrict the flow of the draining water.
    We altered the pipework taking out the trap, not a problem as we don`t empty into established draining systems so no worries of any nasty smells coming back up the pipe.
     
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    Thanks!
    I'll try those things and report back :)

    (it's a 2005 model)
     
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    SWMBO was complaining that the sink was taking ages to drain...she is not very technical so I had a look......I explained they did drain quicker if you took the plug out :)

    Its now just a case of waiting for the revenge :Smile:

    barry
     
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    I found mine was like this and that the pipe from the waste on the sink was badly routed.My sink is above the fridge with very limited space ,the pipe actually went up when it left the sink.Under the van there was an excess of pipework again badly routed,once this was sorted things did improve.The other thing that has a baring is the leveling of the van ,Ive found that just slightly raised at the front makes an improvement.
     
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    Don`t forget these wastes are not your normal 40 mm pipe same as the sink at home they are at best 25mm and corrugated plastic.you do get a bit of a build up I got a plunger on mine and did it gently:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Sink drainage, bit slow!

    We have a similar problem with the sink and shower draining away. I would say the sink is much slower to drain than the shower, but as "wasp" says the pipes are a lot narrower and will take a little longer to drain. We bought a plunger thinking it might be a bit of a build-up of food particles etc, which brings us back to the need for levelling ramps on some sites.
    I find the slow draining of the sink very annoying because it's always me that washes the dishes:Angry: while hubby has a shower!
     
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    I find the slow draining of the sink very annoying because it's always me that washes the dishes while hubby has a shower!
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    Get Hubby to take dishes into shower with him...

    Kill to birds with one stone ,so as to speak, and save water.. :thumb:
     
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    We had the same problem the sink drains very slow and nasty smells came from it , I whent to sort the problem and found the wife had used it for no 2s :Eeek: :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Too much information ....... :Eek!:
     
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    Sink drainage, bit slow!

    old-mo
    Brilliant idea!:Rofl1:
     
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