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Old 12-13-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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Anti siphon valve

On our last trip the anti siphon valve (located under the half bath sink) started leaking. I know the stock plastic one is junk and had purchased a nice brass one a year ago but have not installed it. Today I was reading the enclosed instructions which state the valve should be mounted at least 6 above the tank and in a place slight leakage (which is normal ) would not be a problem. I looked and the valve could easily be mounted 10 -11 above the holding tanks in the wet bay. Why would Entegra run a valve (where slight leakage is normal) inside the coach when only 6 hight is needed? I was thinking about remounting this valve in the wet bay where a little leakage would not hurt. Opinions are very welcome.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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Good for you, I congratulate diy men who improvise and build it better.
Never compromise quality, why do it twice? but profits are in... ergo, quality is out, or at least compromised.

And absolutely! if it's possable, mount it downstairs. Wet bay, makes sense.
It was probably located for convenience on the assembly line for construction purposes.
Likely associated with some kind of workmans compensation claim.

I never knew a little leakage was 'normal'. My last unit was a FR Wildcat and the anti siphon valve was right beside the toilet ...inside the wall. I am certainly glad mine wasn't 'normal' because a little leakage would have been very bad. What they meant to say was 'A little leakage is acceptable, considering the work involved, compared to the damage it can do...
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:24 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the drain vent valve? I'm not a plumber but I am pretty sure that if it is the drain vent, it should be above the P-trap.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:14 AM   #4
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Are you talking about the drain vent valve? I'm not a plumber but I am pretty sure that if it is the drain vent, it should be above the P-trap.
No I am talking about the vacuum breaker/anti siphon valve for the tank flush. As installed inside the coach it is about 36 above the black tank.the install directions for the new brass valve saves it requires only 6.
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Are you talking about a valve like this: https://www.grainger.com/product/WAT...-Vacuum-29YL80
If so, they can/do leak a little. I would be surprised if your coach manufacture installed this inside the coach.
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Are you talking about a valve like this: https://www.grainger.com/product/WAT...-Vacuum-29YL80
If so, they can/do leak a little. I would be surprised if your coach manufacture installed this inside the coach.
That is the same type of valve,the one installed from the factory is/was plastic. It was installed under 1/2 bath vanity.
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I suspect that location has more to do with avoiding a frozen valve than anything else.

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One of my friends is a plumbing contractor. I called him he said vacuumed/anti siphon valves need only 1 hight above the tank mounting in the wet bay gives me 12 .
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