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RE: Suds lock? in kitchen sink drain plumbing

Why is it not a sign of a bad valve. If air can't get in, suction is created and the water won't drain out. You removing the valve makes it work properly. Sure sounds like a bad valve to me. Maybe it is. I was looking at it the other way. Air needs to get out, not in, for the drain line to flow. That is what the main vent is supposed to do. But maybe the lateral needs air going in at the valve. It doesn't seem to happen without suds, though. I already replaced the valve a while back. I don't recall if it was happening with that one. That one was leaking odors back out. I'm going to try some experiments with the two valves, suds and no suds.
Snowman9000 02/21/18 12:34pm Tech Issues
Suds lock? in kitchen sink drain plumbing

Our fiver, like most, has a separate gray tank for the kitchen sink. The vent going up to the roof is 8 or 9 feet away from the sink. The P trap is a couple of feet to the right of the left hand bowl, and a foot or so from the right hand bowl. So it is in a lateral instead of just underneath. We use the LH bowl for dish water. The air inlet check valve is 30 inches after the P trap. Sometimes trying to drain the dish water, if there is a good amount of suds, it just won't drain. I can unscrew and remove the check valve, and it drains right down. (Remember, the check valve is not to let air out, only to let air in. But removing it will create a new vent opening under the counter. So this is not a sign of a bad valve.) If I leave the valve in place and just wait, usually at some point there will be a big glug sound, and then it all drains. At first I thought I must have a problem in the vent to the roof. Now I'm thinking it is just the suds somehow getting trapped and having enough resistance that the water sitting on top of them won't go through. Has anyone encountered the same thing?
Snowman9000 02/21/18 07:43am Tech Issues
RE: RGV weather

There are budget-priced places in AZ, but some of them are pretty dumpy locations. Usually a few miles away from towns, just out in the desert or next to the interstate in the desert. They all have tons of sun, though.
Snowman9000 02/13/18 09:31am Snowbirds
RE: RGV weather

I’ll bite. What’s the long term forecast?
Snowman9000 02/11/18 06:51pm Snowbirds
RE: Florida for those sensitive to mold

Thanks for all the feedback. We are in AZ this winter, but are both having a lot of allergy issues which I think are from dust. I have a feeling that FL might actually be more manageable for us. Possibly not much different from our summers in IL. We need to winter on a rock in the ocean, I guess. :)
Snowman9000 01/19/18 07:33am Snowbirds
Florida for those sensitive to mold

I am pretty sensitive (allergic) to mold. Over the years, I've stayed in two usually empty in-law apartments in the Keys, and a closed-all-summer park model in Winter Haven. All of them had the moldy smell and made my allergy flare up. If you take your RV down for the winter, and bring it back up north for the summer, do you feel it gets and retains any moldiness? If you store it all summer in FL, do you feel it retains any moldiness, and gets more so each passing year? I know this might sound insulting or whatever. Please understand that is not my intent. We are considering snowbirding in FL next winter, and want to figure out the best approach to keeping mold at bay. (And I know, mold is everywhere, it's a natural thing. But I like to keep it out of my living quarters as much as practical.)
Snowman9000 01/18/18 09:15am Snowbirds
RE: RGV weather

Yeah, I'm not trying to make anyone feel bad, but AZ weather has been beautiful. Low 70s just about every day. We are supposed to have 50's either tomorrow or Saturday, can't remember which. Then back to normal. It's actually been statistically warmer than normal this winter in AZ. Plants are coming alive early, pollen counts are picking up.
Snowman9000 01/18/18 09:08am Snowbirds
RGV weather

Watching the weather, it looks darn cold. Is this one of those years?
Snowman9000 01/17/18 06:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Asthma in Arizona

What amazes me is how many people are affected, yet the causes are hard to nail down. Guy next to us, his wife stayed back in Michigan this winter because of how bad she gets out here. She’s been to doctors and even hospitalized, but they can’t say the cause. Guy across the street sounds like heck. Whatever.
Snowman9000 01/06/18 07:23pm Snowbirds
RE: Asthma in Arizona

CT scan showed some lingering sinus infection. The asthma and drainage has been improving a lot in the past two days. If it clears up, then good. If not, then antibiotics.
Snowman9000 01/05/18 08:25pm Snowbirds
RE: Asthma in Arizona

Doc suspects a sinus problem but is going to test general things, basically all the routine blood tests as one would get in a physical. Also testing for Valley Fever. I had a cat scan of sinuses today. Blood tests tomorrow, back to doctor Friday.
Snowman9000 01/03/18 07:03pm Snowbirds
RE: Asthma in Arizona

I get bronchitis about every 3 years in Quartzsite. I love the place but not enough to keep risking that! I have not been to the area you're asking about. I could have bronchitis, I suppose. What happens to you, when you get it?
Snowman9000 01/02/18 01:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Asthma in Arizona

Valley Fever has symptoms that I don’t have, thankfully.
Snowman9000 01/02/18 01:31pm Snowbirds
Asthma in Arizona

We were south of Tucson for November and December, and now are in Casa Grande. My December was horrible. It started with a bad cold. Then sinus infection, and now some type of asthma that isn’t responding to a rescue inhaler. Every day I have some episodes. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow. Anyway, has anyone here ever had a similar experience out here? Prior to this I have never had anything like this. At this point I am hoping it’s asthma and not something worse.
Snowman9000 01/02/18 12:52pm Snowbirds
RE: Preparing to winter SW US

There is a big flea market in Apache Junction, Arizona.
Snowman9000 12/18/17 10:55am Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds' impact on the local economy.

A big part being overlooked by everyone except OP is the decline in numbers, and the increasing age. Maybe this is unique to the Valley? I wonder. After reading the replies to my thread about looking for a younger snowbird park, I concluded that park model parks are approaching a decline in demand. If a park is 70% full of park models, I will bet big that it will NOT sell out. IMO those days are gone and the demand will be a problem going forward. Which probably means the parks will go downhill, or transition to something else.
Snowman9000 12/17/17 09:59am Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirds' impact on the local economy.

Monthly expenses was a poor choice of wording. They meant normal routine expenses, for the duration.
Snowman9000 12/17/17 09:52am Snowbirds
RE: FL park for this Jan-Mar? (stop laughing!)

We are going to stick with our Arizona plans. Maybe we’ll try Florida next year.
Snowman9000 12/17/17 07:49am Snowbirds
RE: Mercedes ditching diesels in North America

If the EPA would pull there head out, we would see more diesel powered vehicles like Europe. I think Europe has new regs coming which will wipe out diesel cars.
Snowman9000 12/14/17 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: FL park for this Jan-Mar? (stop laughing!)

Thanks everyone. We are still considering options.
Snowman9000 12/13/17 09:31am Snowbirds
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