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Old 02-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Removal of shower floor drain in 2005 DSDP

Help - Is there an easy way to pry the shower floor drain out so we can clean out the pipes and trap. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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We just use one of these, they work great!
Cobra 00412 BL 18 inch Drain Cleaner Tool
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
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We just use one of these, they work great!
Cobra 00412 BL 18 inch Drain Cleaner Tool
I've seen these before ,but i didn't think if it collected a lot of hair you would be able to get it through the strainer grill..
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Those drain covers seem to get stuck for life.

I just use a small plunger and the drain works like new again.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Will look around the campground for a plunger tomorrow, will try to pry the drain cover off if that doesn't work and put a strainer in the hole.

Thanks for everyone's help.

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Old 02-09-2011, 05:07 AM   #6
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If you get a DENTAL PICK clean around the edge of strainer, this will help remove build up dirt and gently try to remove strainer. When placing strainer back add Vasoline jelly to edge of strainer, this will make removal a snap in future.
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The tool Yaj suggested didn't fit our drain, so hubby's had a moment of genius and made his own, but smaller out of a tie wrap. He cut diagonal slits part way through, and voila! Amazing how his little homemade tool pulled out a bunch of hair and unclogged that shower drain in no time flat!
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The jdocter7 solved the problem give him a cigar.

Its a add in my favorites.
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Joel will indeed smoke a cigar today, weather permitting!

Glad it helped! I was amazed.
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Hubby took some wire he had and made a narrow snake and got lots of hair and soap scum out and then poured a few buckets of water down the drain and it is running fine now. Tried the dental pick, still can't remove the drain which seems cemented for the life of the coach. There must have been some really strong Amish working the day they made ours. <grin>...

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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In a 2002 m/aire the drain must be unscrewed from the p trap, comes out all one peice. quite a job for a novice such as I.
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We all start as a novice rojodoss, welcome to the forum.
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