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    rcaffo Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 18, 2005, 02:17 PM
    Kitchen sink vent
    I have moved into an apartment where the kitchen sink was put in as an afterthought and as such was not vented in any way. Is there a way to simply tee off from the drain and run a short stretch of PVC under the basin of the sink and up to above the level of the drain in order to vent the drain?
    I have seen reference to what someone calls a cheater vent, any idea what that is and how to make one?
    Thank you in advance for any help I receive. :o
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    Nov 5, 2005, 08:11 AM
    You're referring to a mechanical vent, and yes, you can cut in a tee in the line after the trap and install one. To check them out click on,
    Since this is a one way vent you don't have to extend it up over the flood rim of the sink. Just mount it on the branch of a upright tee .
    Good luck, Tom

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