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Old 04-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #15
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If none of the above works, try changing your Sluter valve which is a spring loaded valve that allows air into the gray tank. They are frequently found connected to a sink drain. They are only about $4 and mine have lasted only about 3 or 4 years.
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I bought something like this at a Camping World but I've seen them all over the place and think they take take care of the hair and food particles problem very inexpensively.
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Thanks John I'm going to check that out, looks like it would work great
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I'm sure I'm not the only person who's experienced a slow draining shower. What do I need to do to keep the shower draining well? I was told Draino safe for all types of pipes is ok but what will that do to the gray tank over time?

Also is it possible that the shower drains better with the gray tank closed? It sure does seem too.
For 2 dollars you get a flexible 24" plastic probe (I got mine at Lowe's) that will remove an alarming amount of hair and gunk clogging your sink or shower drain. It descends easy. You can snake it down without taking off the usual drain plug. The many little reverse (and very sharp!) spines hook hair balls and other unmentionable crap as you carefully back it out. It removes grunge that liquidators won't budge. I think it's called a Zip It
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For 2 dollars you get a flexible 24" plastic probe (I got mine at Lowe's) that will remove an alarming amount of hair and gunk clogging your sink or shower drain. It descends easy. You can snake it down without taking off the usual drain plug. The many little reverse (and very sharp!) spines hook hair balls and other unmentionable crap as you carefully back it out. It removes grunge that liquidators won't budge. I think it's called a Zip It
That's exactly what I used, I was shocked what came out of the drain. To my surprise amongst all the hair was a small piece of electrical tape

That was the best $2.48 tool I ever bought. We've had the RV for almost a year now and the shower never drained this good
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OMG I'd like to thank everyone who recommended that cheap tool from Lowe's or HD, y'all are great

The drain cover did pop right off with a flat tip screwdriver and what I found I knew my DW shed like a Golden Retriever but WOW !!!! We can now make a third dog

I'm thinking of making a secondary screen and clean it weekly when I drain the tanks. Thanks again everyone.
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I bought something like this at a Camping World but I've seen them all over the place and think they take take care of the hair and food particles problem very inexpensively.
I tried those in the shower.. fills up WAAAYYYY to fast.. Better to just check the drain once a month or so ..
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I tried those in the shower.. fills up WAAAYYYY to fast.. Better to just check the drain once a month or so ..
I put them in all the drains in the bus and have had no problems with them draining any slower without taking time to measure the rate they drain at. When I bought them I was thinking do you really need these gimmicks but seeing what they do trap I'd be more than willing to buy replacements if I needed.
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Maybe she should shower outside.
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I put them in all the drains in the bus and have had no problems with them draining any slower without taking time to measure the rate they drain at. When I bought them I was thinking do you really need these gimmicks but seeing what they do trap I'd be more than willing to buy replacements if I needed.
Sorry.. ment the trap fills up with hair too fast..
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Maybe she should shower outside.
OUCH !!!! I think I'd be sleeping in the basement after suggesting that
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OUCH !!!! I think I'd be sleeping in the basement after suggesting that
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I would suggest that the tub, shower acts like the black tank. If you just hook it up and let heavy stuff drain out it will stick and clog up. I fill up my tub every once and a while and lets a heavy amount of water run the trap to push hair out. Also when its full you can use a plunger. Drain cleaners are hard on drains!
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Sorry.. ment the trap fills up with hair too fast..
Roger that.
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I already sleep in the basement quite a bit.
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