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Old 08-23-2019, 06:33 PM   #1
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Shower Drain Issue

I am having an issue with our shower draining.....the grey water was drained (tank level showed E, and NO more was seen draining when dumped). Went to take a shower and it backed up...must be a blockage somewhere in the shower plumbing only as all other components that empty to the grey tank do their job as designed. I have poured Liquid Plummer and it is draining a bit better, but not like it should/used to. Has anyone run into this issue? What did you do? I am guessing I may need to go to HD and get one of those drain 'snake' thingys. We have done the baking soda and vinegar thing quite regularly..... We are full timers so the shower is used on a regular basis.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:51 PM   #2
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Probably caused by hair blocking the drain - go to ACE Hdw or Lowes, etc and buy a plastic, flexible tool with barbs on it -

Run it down the shower drain - when you pull it up, you will be surprised what it catches !! Tool is about $3-4. Advise on results --
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
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These work fairly well for the hair.

They are sharp so don't hook yourself on them. They are a little wide to get past the strainer as it has the cross arms in the drain. I cut one side back and still worked good.

Had something simpler as your situation and it is looking like an air admittance valve giving me problems.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:09 PM   #4
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I was having the same problem and bought one of those flex tools. You'd be surprised at how a small clump of hair will slow or stop a drain. I usually have to clean the drain a couple of times a week.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:11 PM   #5
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Nope, not a problem. I am full time in mine too since July 2017. But I do have short hair - 2.5 at Great Clips
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:58 PM   #6
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I keep a drain screen in tub at home; amazing how much it collects in one of MY showers (vs wife) ; MUCH easier to clean screen than drain pipe... and as I age and change various meds, things happen worse :-(.. but YES, the ZIP tool works on tubs and sinks, and shop-vac pulled a hair clog as big as my forearm before the screen... which is why I now religiously use the screen.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:53 PM   #7
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Shower drain issues

I had the same shower drainage problem after driving an extremely curvy road in Oregon. I tried a plunger and a coat hanger thinking something was clogging it.. nothing in there. What was odd was if I opened the gray tank and used the shower it drained fine. I have a 2017 pace arrow 38k and the shower is on the full wall slide side. After speaking to a friend of mine about the issue, he told me to open and close the full wall slide since the shower drain uses a “flexible drain hose” sometimes call a “ spa hose”. He told me sometimes the hose kinks while driving. Sounded odd to me but I tried it and it solved the drain problems. Worth a try on your coach.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:11 AM   #8
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I bet its hair in the drain.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:06 AM   #9
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I had the same problem in my Bounder.. the drain would back up,.. so I went to Walmart and bought the plastic drain cleaners... and removed enough hair to gag someone...

I had hoped that the consignment company would have paid for a better detail on it.. but nooooooo...

Now it drains very nice...
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