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Old 07-04-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Unclogging Shower Drains

The shower drain, unlike the sinks, gets the hair and the shampoo soap. My wife is not crazy about the zip-it stick, and wondered if anyone is using a maintenance liquid that is effective, but not too strong. The sales people at RV stores are polite, but I want to reach out to those that are better than me in keeping the shower drain flowing well.

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Old 07-04-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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The shower drain, unlike the sinks, gets the hair and the shampoo soap. My wife is not crazy about the zip-it stick, and wondered if anyone is using a maintenance liquid that is effective, but not too strong. The sales people at RV stores are polite, but I want to reach out to those that are better than me in keeping the shower drain flowing well.
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We use a "shower drain screen" to prevent clogs.
See: Robot Check
OR do a web search for "shower drain screen".
You will find many different shower drain screens and drain protectors.
IMO, prevention is easier than cleaning.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:39 AM   #3
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Jim, this ZipIt tool is the best thing I've found for drain cleaning, whether shower, lavatory or kitchen sink! The warning on the package about one-time use only is a legal thing because of the sharp barbs! Just be careful cleaning it after use!

Peerless Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool - Walmart.com
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Thanks, Mel. We did use the screen, and now my wife showers in the public facilities. There's something else going on in the drain, and just wanted to send some liquid down there and dissolve whatever is causing the slow drainage.

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Joe and Annette...I'll have her re-visit the ZipIt. Nice rhyme, huh?
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Joe and Annette...I'll have her re-visit the ZipIt. Nice rhyme, huh?
Joe and Annette are spot on in their ascertain of the zip-it, bin dar dun dat and it worked.
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Just dump some drain granules in there and just enough water to rinse off what misses.

Next shower will rinse it out.

It will not bother any piping but will get everything organic.
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Draino. The gel type. Works well for me whenever I see the drain slowing.
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vsheets, Is the balance of your moniker "To the wind?"
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Any chemical depilatory (Nair, Neet. etc) can be put in the drain and it will dissolve hair in a short time. Its safe to put on your skin, it should be safe to put in your drain.
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Pour baking soda down the drain then vinegar let it work over night works great
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vsheets, Is the balance of your moniker "To the wind?"

Never thought of that. I have been three of them to the wind on occasion. (-:
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I was looking at your handle as the "V" being a roman numeral, hence five sheetz, but maybe I should have read your signature and realize the V is for Vince.


Ferget I said anything.
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I made a small j hook out of some stainless wire. I fish out the hair and other gook. Works for us.
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