Will air gap eliminate gurgling from single bowl sink

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  1. Mar 15, 2012 #1

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    My kitchen has a single bowl sink with a garbage disposal and dishwasher attached. The dishwasher hose is routed high but there is no air gap installed. When I dump a lot of water into the sink, big bucket or pot for example, there is a lot of gurgling while water fills the garbage disposal chamber. Sink is deep but narrow, 15x17 inside dimension, so this happens frequently. Any idea if an air gap installed on the dishwasher hose would prevent that?
     
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    no, an air gap installed in the dishwasher hose will yeild large amounts of water in your cabinet since it has a high discharge pump and is not designed to be installed with an air gap, the gurgleing may have a remedy but i'd doubt air gapping would be the solution. others may have an insightfull idea that may help, I assume the fixture is properly vented?

    ( just for teminologys sake you are asking about installing an air break, not gap, a gap would be on a potablle water connection )
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 #3

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    Oh ok, thanks. I'm talking about one of those pieces that attaches at top of sink next to faucet and has a dishwasher inlet hose attachment and then hose outlet attachment for sink. I thought they were designed for dishwashers but I guess you have a point if the discharge is too high it wouldn't work. The fixture is vented, sink is under a window but about two feet across is a vent to roof. There's no gurgling after it seems to fill up the disposal, a few seconds I guess. And when I say that I guess it doesn't seem like that big a deal, it may be normal and just something to live with.
     
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    i think its likely a "cosmetic" thing ( for lack of a better word ) and something that you just have to get used to.. I could be mistaken, but I've no remedy for this to offer.
     
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    The purpose of the fitting in your link is to prevent the sink drain from backing up into the dishwasher and contaminating your dishes with waste water. It will do nothing for the sink drain.

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