Hmmmm, sadly you may be right. You have checked that trap I take it?Nope, no kinks as far as I can follow, which isn't far until it disappears under the paneling. Deeper investigations when we get home methinks (in Portugal at the moment) ?.
Just timed mine. 48 seconds ?!mine has been poor from new - told that the criteria from Hymer was that if it totally drained from full within 22 sec its within their permissible allowance - mine was 20! really slow and it must somewhere hidden as I have looked everywhere else.
Not been able to investigate too far as I don't want to break something (it all seems a bit fragile). Will use your advice in my fault diagnosis when we get home ??Just a suggestion, looking at the first picture, that trap looks like a possible slow spot.
Perhaps if you removed it and put in a straight connector you could eliminate it as a possible cause.
I say this, because the traps in our Hymer look the same but are directly under the sink drain and therefore fed from the top, not the side like yours.
Might be worth a try?
Just tried my mini plunger ?. No joy ?!A rubber plunger from Poundland and a few swift plunges clears my waste pipes every time - just saying - it's not always rocket science to solve everything.
Had a quick look, took the bottom removable part off and found it to be clear ?. Tried the drain rate whilst it was off, water drains away no probs. As I said in another post, I will investigate further once I'm back in blighty. Thanks for your help and advice ??Hmmmm, sadly you may be right. You have checked that trap I take it?
Hi, thanks for that. Our van sits naturally nose down. Obviously, when we stop, i always adjust it to sit level. Next time we stop I'll try giving it a bit of a nose up attitude and see what happens ??. ?Just occasionally (ie when it's cheap & easy to do) converters have a long horizontal pipe run from the end of the vertical section under the sink to the inlet of the waste tank. Which means that if the van is very slightly tail up when parked the drain air locks. If yours is cured by parking ever so slightly tail down you have the same problem as I.
Had a quick look, took the bottom removable part off and found it to be clear ?. Tried the drain rate whilst it was off, water drains away no probs. As I said in another post, I will investigate further once I'm back in blighty. Thanks for your help and advice ??
Yeah, I checked for that ?. We bought the van new and it's always been slow draining ?! ?Another thing you could try
You said you removed the bottom cover of the trap, did you have a poke around on the exit side of the trap, I've found bits of hair etc clogging the outlet side on ours and this causes a slow flow.
I haven't gone so far as to power flush but I do get the same symptoms as you describe about it sometimes flowing for a few moments ?. When we get back from touring round Spain and France I shall be exploring the issue further ??. Joc ?To date I have tried a plunger, this does work.
A hose under pressure, quite a lot of pressure, this seems to work perfectly for a few minutes....only.
Passing the problem on, as the van is still under warranty. They said they removed some material, poured some cleansing fluid down and power hosed it.
The plunger is still required!
I think there is a kink or slight twist somewhere, for once water is encouraged to flow, it continues for a few moments.
If ever the weather gets warm and dry I may try and look underneath.
I only half read the op so my fault.
Yeah you could be right there. The toilet basin drain is across the van from the grey tank so there must be a flat run which , coupled with the convoluted pipeline, could be causing air locks ?. Also the run of the pipe could be upwards into the waste tank ?. Again, something to be investigated on our return ?. Joc ?I only half read the op so my fault.
Could still be the convolutions causing a turbulant vortex though.
Just to confirm, are the "hand sink" and "bath sink" both referring to the wash basin in the toilet? My kitchen sink doesn't have an overflow but it is a larger plug than the toilet wash basin.My hand sink is very slow and I've tried to get it to go quicker but I reckon it's air locked. The sink in the kitchen feeds into the same pipe as the bath sink but the kitchen has an overflow, so I reckon that helps. Plus it's a bigger plug hole.