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Old 04-27-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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I had a local plumber do a drain cleaning for me because i dont have a drain cleaner. This is a new construction job. The guy that came out told the HO that the plumbing system was vapor locked. Anyone ever heard of this?
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"it was just vapor lock...
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Sounds like the guy who cabled the line was either stupid or was just talking stupid.
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He got paid for that? I gotta try that one...
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What cutter do you use on vapor lock?
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I had a local plumber do a drain cleaning for me because i dont have a drain cleaner. This is a new construction job. The guy that came out told the HO that the plumbing system was vapor locked. Anyone ever heard of this?
Well one time we installed a bar sink in a basement. The run of piping was about 50 feet the termination was in a Zoller under sink tank and a pump. We did not read the instuctions as to venting the tank, we installed a Studor vent on the tank. Needless to say it did not drain afer the first sinkfull. Would that not be vapor lock?
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Well one time we installed a bar sink in a basement. The run of piping was about 50 feet the termination was in a Zoller under sink tank and a pump. We did not read the instuctions as to venting the tank, we installed a Studor vent on the tank. Needless to say it did not drain afer the first sinkfull. Would that not be vapor lock?
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Well one time we installed a bar sink in a basement. The run of piping was about 50 feet the termination was in a Zoller under sink tank and a pump. We did not read the instuctions as to venting the tank, we installed a Studor vent on the tank. Needless to say it did not drain afer the first sinkfull. Would that not be vapor lock?
No, That is just because the AAV didn't allow for the air to escape the tank so it could take in the water. depending on layout that too can be overcome. I think it is studar that has an engineered vent design to take care of that.
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vapor lock is when a fluid such as gasoline gets hot in the fuel line and turns to a gas instead of a liquid, the fuel pump cannot pump gas (I.E air), only liquids.

modern cars do not have that problem as they have the fuel pump in the gas tank and run at much higher pressures than older cars that had the fuel pump mounted on the engine block.
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Did he have a crack pipe hanging offa his lip?
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