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Old 07-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Drain cleaner

What does everyone use for a drain cleaner. I'm sure some of the household products are not suggested for use in an RV type drain system.

Any suggestions?



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Old 07-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Drain cleaner ? As in you have a clogged drain ? NEVER NEVER NEVER use Liquid Plumber... its an acid. I add some waste digester, that I use in the black tank,to the shower and sink drains about twice a year, and let it set for a few days, then rinse. It will dissolve any soap scum and whatever else might be in there, and isn't harmful.

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Gary take a look at Black and Gray Water Holding Tank Maintenance. I think that is good advice.
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Thanks Jim and BJ, that was well worth the reading. I will try the water softener.
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If you're talking about the sink and lavatory drains, the solution is simple. Just go to the plumbing section at Wal-Mart (or most other hardwares) and get a ZipIt. It's a little plastic thingy with barbs on the side that you just stick down in the drain all the way, then pull it back out with all the gook hanging on it. After you do this two or three times, run hot water down the drain the finish the job. It'll be the best $2.24 you ever spent!
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And for the toilet.. Well I used ye-old plumber's friend.

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'Ole Stan recommends that you periodically use hot water to melt the grease out of your lines.

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