2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Kitchen Sink Gurgles

We just purchased a house that has had a second kitchen added. The doouble kitchen sink does not appear to have/be connected to a vent and makes a gurgling noise after the faucet/water is shut off. Is it the lack of a vent that is causing the problem? Is there a silencer device that I can add/install in place of a vent? If so, where do I get it, what is it called and how do I install it? If not, is there another solution. If it is not a vent problem then what else could it be?
Thank you!

Re: Kitchen Sink Gurgles

We were having the same problem our kitchen sink would take forever to drain and then gurgle all I did was ad a vent into the system, where your trap goes into your drain line just above it I extended the 1 1/2 in. pipe up and installed the vent as close to the top of the sink as possible and now the sink drains fine. The reason why i tried this was because when we lived in a moble home in Fla. all the sinks had a vent under the counter because we didnt have a central vent up through the roof and being the sink in our current home runs to the basement sewer drain in the floor without a vent I just put 2 and 2 together. If this is the right fix please let me know, Id like to know if im just jury fixing it or doing it right.


Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.