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Old 04-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #1
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Shower drain plugged

Well the water won't drain in the shower. The pipe makes a real sharp bend there so a snake won't go that way. The shortest route is at the gray water drain. I suppose I could go that way with it. My daughter turned the plastic water handles and one just fell apart. I'm thinking some of the small plastic pieces went down there.

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Old 04-03-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Try using a wet dry shop vac. I use it on all drains plunge then vac repeat until the drains work.

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Old 04-03-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hi Sledgehammer,
I use one of these two methods:
1. high powered plungers
2. Draino Crystals. Fill the grey water tank 3/4 full. Follow the instructions on the Drano can/bottle. When you flush the drain so the Draino goes into the holding tank, fill the holding tank to full and drain the tank.

Usually the plunger works. However, with three females onboard, the Draino is needed several time a year. To date no problems with the tank valve seals.
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I've had success with a plunger.
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If the plunger doesn't do it, try a Zip It which you can purchase at Home Depot. Works for me.

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:31 AM   #6
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Once you get it going, pour copious amounts of HOT water to help cut the goop.

I would avoid harsh chemicals. They are supposed to be hard on the flush-valve gaskes

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