Air Gaps

Originally Posted By: evandeven
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Here is a picture of a properly installed air gap and anti-siphon device:





Here is an improper installation:




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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Eric,


Do you have a picture of an improperly installed air gap.

BTW...can you explain what they are for again, my memory is getting a little shorter! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: rking
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Air gap?


That is not what I percieve to be an ‘air gap’ the way I have learned it.


Air gaps are supposed to be above the flood rim of a fixture, not above or near traps!


It appears to be an automatic air vent which works as a vent. Up here in Canada those are illegal.



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Originally Posted By: evandeven
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Joe, You might be referring to the on top of the sink type of air gap.


The “high loop” installed correctly as pictured in the first photo, is a form of an air gap.


The second picture, where the drain lie is laying on the floor of the kitchen sink base cabinet, is not a properly mounted “high loop” or air gap.


The anti-siphon device (AAV air admittance valve) is required on all new construction here in South Florida.



Eric Van De Ven


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Magnum Inspections Inc.


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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Eric,


Thanks for clearing that up for me, YOU DA MAN!

I take back all those bad things I said about you! Well, almost all of them! ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)

Joe Myers