Galley sink residual water

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  1. Jerry A Jansen

    Jerry A Jansen New Member

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    We have a 2002 Coleman/Fleetwood Laramie and whenever I use the galley sink and the swing in over before lowering the roof, I almost always get some water that comes out of the drain onto the floor. Have any of you experienced this and if so, what have you done to try to clear the sick drain hose to get it clear of residual drain water?
     
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    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    With the Apache, I just tossed a towel in the floor below the sink
     
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    I wad up a paper towel and tuck it in the drain. That and a towel under the flipped over galley have worked for me.
     
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    We had a flip over sink and either stuffed paper towels into the drain or a rag prior to flipping it..
     
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    I've got one of the flip over sinks, and mine leaks from the faucet arm. The drain doesn't leak on mine. What I found to do is to take a bowl and hold under the faucet arm as I am tipping it over, after I get about 3/4 down I lift it back up and down 3-4 times and that drains it.
     
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    Paper towel in drain and towel on floor below sink when flipped over.
     
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    Yeah. Wipe sink dry with paper towel and shove it into the drain.
     
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    My sink has a screw type stopper that I screw down to prevent any water from coming out. Look to see if your sink has threads in the drain hole. If it does, you can purchase the same kind of stopper I have.
     
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    Yup that is one of those things. Its the nature of mechanics meets gravity meets centrifugal ,meets kinetic energy meets my wife who hates water where it dose not belong. For me it used to drive me nuts because I am mr. mechanic , mr. plumber make stuff fix stuff, no water on the floor. I no longer fight the universe. I use a towel. Its just water. Once
     
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    Again, I would be surprised if your RV sink does not have a locking screw in stopper like this. Especially if the galley folds down for transport.
     

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    Grandpa Don, I am doing the same. I will order a backup as well.
     
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    I use a towel. No threads on mine, didn't come with a screw in or locking plug.
     
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    It looks like that link posted above also has the basket drain assembly for sinks that may not have the screw in type. It appears that you could easily modify any sink with that type.
     
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    It looks like that link posted above also has the basket drain assembly for sinks that may not have the screw in type. It appears that you could easily modify any sink with that type.
    You can covert it for under $10.00
     
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    Ours has the swing down sink, so haven't experienced this personally.
    I would try plunging the sink to clear water out of the trap, the towel would likely still be necessary, but should minimize the volume.
    A small sink plunger doesn't take up much room. We used to have to plunge ours to get it to start draining, before I added an air admittance valve.
     

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