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Old 10-05-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Slow shower dtain

Help. Our shower is draining very slow. What can we use to try and get it to unclog? I am assuming drano isn't a good idea in an RV
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Try to get the screw out of the drain filter in the shower first. If you can, great, if not, that's ok too. Put about a quart of water into the shower drain and let it sit for about 15 minutes to loosen the stuff that is clogging the drain. Then use your shop vac to vacuum all that bad stuff out of the drain. It works great, even if you can't get the filter out of the drain. It just takes a little more time to get the junk through the holes of the shower filter.

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Old 10-05-2015, 06:04 PM   #3
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A good old fashioned plunger works great.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:12 PM   #4
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A cup of baking soda and 2 quarts of white vinegar. Watch it boil. Wait about 15 minutes and flush with cold water. Repeat if necessary. Won't hurt tanks or pipes.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:11 AM   #5
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The shower drain in motor homes is no different than in your house. All the pluming is PVC so any drain cleaner will do but it shouldn't sit in your holding tank for any period of time. I don't like Drano even in my house because of the fumes it emits. I bought this thing and it worked great on all my clogs at home and in the motor home. BrassCraft Zip-It Bath and Sink Hair Snare-BC00400 - The Home Depot

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Hair is probably the culprit. yep the old plunger worked good for me

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Hair is probably the culprit. yep the old plunger worked good for me

I had the same problem and used a plunger. It's pretty gross when the "stuff" comes up and out - use paper towel to wipe up and dispose.

After every shower use, remove hair that is sitting over the drain - then it won't wash into the drain with the next shower. Some people call this "maintenance", but I tend to forget to do it until someone hollers, "the water is backing up in the shower". Damn it.

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A note of caution if you have the round shower drain with small slits in it. My drain screen seems to be impossible to remove. The Zip It strips did not work well in this location. It got stuck and now part of the Zip It strip resides permanently in my drain. The strips work great in other style drains.
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