Sink water

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    poppys Read Only Funster

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    I have a sink that is fitted over the fridge ,when the plug is pulled the water goes down very slowly and sometimes goes down straight away.Ive plunged it ,taken off the pipe at the tank end and blown up it,seems completely clear.Any ideas ?
    Did attempt to take the fridge out but gave up when about 1/3 of the way out it seemed to get stuck and not knowing how much spare lengths there is on the connections ,pushed it back in.
     
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    could be the waste pipe from the sink going slightly uphill before dropping to the tank.

    i had this problem and if parked slightly nose up it took a lifetime to drain...nose down and it drained straight away.

    lifted out the sink and re-routed the pipework. drains straight out now at any angle.
     
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    On mine, the waste pipe goes vertically from the sink through the floor and then connects to a rigid pipe, about 3 feet long mounted on the chassis, there is then another hose from the opposite end of the rigid pipe to the grey water storage tank.

    I have found, as previously said if I park Nose Down/Tail Up the water takes ages to drain away, if I park exactly level, it flows a bit faster and if I park Nose Up/Tail Down it flows quite quickly. (Tank is at Rear end of Vehicle)

    So with mine it's all to do with the leveling.

    Hope that helps:thumb:
     
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    Our Elddis has the sink above the fridge and it is sometimes slow to drain. It hasn't ever been a blockage though - as others have said, simply pipe routing - so I've never bothered about it.

    Graham
     
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    Had this problem on previous vans, but present one uses rigid pipework of a larger diameter water vanishes at a rate of knots regardless of angle.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Draining Water

    I have the same problem so I use the little plunger at the end off my pan scrubber handle to help it on its way
    More to life to worry about!!!! Like a bad hangover-it goes eventually
     
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    If this is a recent problem the pipework may well be gunged up with fat / food waste.. clean with a proprietor drain cleaner such as Mr Muscle ..

    If like that from new then as previous posts ..
     
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    not knowing the location of your grey tank (in or under the van) this may not help.....

    have a look at the pipework under the van....there may be a stench trap....looks like a shoe polish tin, only deeper, with the pipes going to and from it.

    unscrew the cover and check it isnt blocked with bits of food etc.
     
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    We had the same problem as mentioned, not draining away very quickly ..but coincidently that is what we have been sorting out today , eventually found as pappajohn mentioned the shoe polish tin, yep that was the culprit and a bit of plunger after finished the job, now draining away in a reasonable time :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Cured the problem at last after putting up with it for to long ;I had to remove the fridge to replace a broken 12v power switch and I found that the waste pipe was routed up over the inlet pipes.
    Thankyou to all the people who replied to my original post:thumb:
     
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