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Old 01-07-2016, 08:09 AM   #1
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Shower Drain pipe leaking

We have a Holiday Rambler Vacationeer and discovered a leak in the drain pipe under the shower. We can see it through the return vent. Anyone have an idea how in the heck you access this to fix it?

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Old 01-07-2016, 08:25 AM   #2
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What is under shower - go outside and see? Is there a removable access service plate?

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I recently removed my return air vent, under the shower. I was able to reach in and unscrew the trap that was clogged. After clearing the plumbing, I reattached the pipes, by feel, as you can't see when your arm is in the hole.

You can perhaps tighten the connections and stop the leak. If it is a split pipe, remove and replace.

If you can not remove the leaking section, seal it. Epoxy, FlexSeal, etc.

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Old 01-07-2016, 04:35 PM   #4
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As mentioned by gruelens, it may just need to be tightened if you can get to it. There isn't any water pressure in the line so it very well may be just loose. Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2016, 04:45 PM   #5
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If you can't take it apart and have to resort the feel only effort then you would be surprised how well eternabond tape works. If you know where the leak is and can access it thru the return vent cut a piece of tape larger than what you need and apply it to the pipe. Be careful not to miss the spot if possible because once this stuff makes contact it's on for good. Being there is no pressure in that pipe it will work fine. I used it on my gasoline filler pipe and has been on for two years and I haven't had a leak since. Good Luck.
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:43 PM   #6
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Sounds like a good app for leakender 2000 spray sealer.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:08 AM   #8
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Thanks, everyone, for your answers. After practically standing on our heads in tiny spaces, we finally found it was a leak coming the handle mechanism in the shower wall. When my husband took it off the wall, we could see the plastic was cracked and shooting out a spray of water when the handles were turned on. A trip to the parts store, new handles and a fan on the air return hole,many we are pretty sure it is fixed. But will definitely keep in mind all the suggestions about the drain pipe. They may come in handy some day. Knocking on wood.

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