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Old 01-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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Clogged shower drain.

Water is draining much too slowly in the shower. In a house, I'd simply dump some Drano or such. Not so sure in an RV. Any words of wisdom?
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Poke around on the drain most likely is hair even just one strain around the cross section of the drain. If you can use a wire or something on the order of a crochet hook or bent piece of wire!
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Get one of these from your local WM or hardware store.

Cobra Products 00412BL Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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Get a hair drain cover!

Try Wal-Mart,,,..... I use one at home, no chemicals.......especially in a RV....
Also , pick up a drain insert that will catch and trap the hair before you need to get the drain snake out to un=leash the beast on the drain......You are not going to like what the snake finds
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Get one of these from your local WM or hardware store.

Cobra Products 00412BL Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
Funny I just saw one of these things in home depot today! But something else popped into my mind when I saw it!!
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Get one of these from your local WM or hardware store. Cobra Products 00412BL Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
X 2. They work great and can actually be reused despite what the package says.
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I have one of those zip it's and works great for a short drains like a sink. If that does not work try a fish tape used in electrical work or a small plumbers snake. If you have a clear waste cap you can use outside, I would have someone monitor it while I ran some water and snake through the line to see what is coming out if your hooked up. If you are just draining that line only unhooked could dump it in a pail but I would want to know source of clog to keep it from happening again.
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Our drain cover can be pried off making the cleaning process easier.
As stated, usually the slimy hairball from Hades!
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Draino. The new gel stuff. Maybe a couple three applications to free it up.
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Dump valves and harsh chemicals?

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Draino. The new gel stuff. Maybe a couple three applications to free it up.
How are the rubber seals on your knife blades on your dump valves going to like the Drano? I would opt out for the Drano.......
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How are the rubber seals on your knife blades on your dump valves going to like the Drano? I would opt out for the Drano.......
Los of water to dilute as mitigation if felt needed. I have used drano a few times over the years as needed and never any repercussions.
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Get one of these from your local WM or hardware store.

Cobra Products 00412BL Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool

This is the way to go! Those things work great! and cheap too! The instructions say to use it one time and throw it away. Don't believe them! That's just a "lawyer thing" because of the sharp barbs.



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More than likely, it just hair accumulation just under the drain cover. There's usually a cross brace just under the cover that collects every hair that gets washed down the drain. Our cover has a screw that holds the drain cover to that cross piece. Others, you just have to pry it off to gain access. A pair of tweezers and a hole lot of gross pulling usually will do the trick.
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Bleach works well and is cheap.
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