Gurgling sound under kitchen sink

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Old 05-12-05, 07:41 AM
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Gurgling sound under kitchen sink

Whenever we run water in our kitchen sink the drain makes a gurgling sound for about 30 seconds. Our plumber said this was "normal" but we'd like to make it go away. I've read I might need an air admittance valve. Will this fix the problem? Does it just install under the sink somewhere?
 
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Old 05-12-05, 07:28 PM
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Does the piping after the trap go into the wall, or does it do a S-configuration and go through the floor?
 
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Old 05-13-05, 05:57 AM
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It goes into the wall behind the sink. Inside the wall it would only be able to go right or down. We have a basement.
 
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If the drain does not have a vent, what you are hearing is the drain siphoning air out of the trap as the water travels down the pipe.


Or, it could be a clogging issue, but my first thought puts the drain without a vent.
 
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Old 05-15-05, 02:46 PM
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So is an air admittance valve under the sink the way to fix it?
 
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Old 05-20-05, 10:36 AM
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....Anyone?
 
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Old 05-20-05, 10:44 AM
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Not sure of plumbing codes in your area. Some do not allow Air Admittance Valves. That would be the way to go though. Good luck.
 
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