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Old 09-26-2020, 10:35 AM   #1
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Slow Shower Drain

I've done a search but I'm not finding a previous thread. The owner's manual is also not helpful on this.

We are starting to see our shower drain get slow. I think I have read in previous posts (that I can't find) that you shouldn't use any kind of tool to remove hair and other yucky stuff.

What is the best and safest way to clean out shower drains that have become slow or clogged?
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:13 AM   #2
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We have had a similar problem with our 2015 Ventana. I unscrew the drain cover and using tweezers pull out all the visible hair and soap gunk. Using the tweezers I also reach into the drain and grab at everything I can remove. I then pour a pan of near boiling water down the drain and following it up with taking a nice hot shower. That does that trick for me.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:17 AM   #3
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Our shower drain clogs occasionally with hair as Mike mentions above. I use a plastic drain cleaner (available at most hardware stores) to pull out the hair. Yucky that hair is.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have used this 2 or 3 times with great success.

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Old 09-26-2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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IF..IF your MH uses standard 'P' trap on shower drain then a ZipIt drain tool can be used

IF your MH uses a Hepvo type drain then NO poking things down into drain w/o first removing the Hepvo

Drain cleaners can be used with either types of traps

AFTER you get it cleaned/flowing freely buy a strainer to stop hair from getting into trap....easier to clean them
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Many don't realize the chrome piece is removable (center screw). Once removed, it reveals the inner drain, about 2" lower, which is usually where the clog is at.
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:02 AM   #7
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Our coach has the Hepvo drain. The boiling water or baking soda didn't work for us. I removed the metal screen, pulled out what was visible and used the garden hose through the escape door with a nozzle on it. Wrapped a rag around the nozzle to seal it and cleaned it out with water. Worked very well.
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Do not use a snake-- you will damage the Hepvo valve. You can use drain cleaners as explained on their website I also used a flusher I made as shown in this post https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/slo...ed-479824.html
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drain cleaning options

Here are 2 more options. I have only used the boiling water method (with success) but am curious about these. Any opinions or experience?

An aerosol can from CLR that will "blast" through the clog (maybe an air compressor would do the same thing)

A rubber bladder that expands in the drain and then releases once it gets to pressure
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