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Old 11-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Shower drains REALLY slowly...

We are full timers in a 2012 International. Lately, our shower has been draining really slowly. I check the drain about once a month and pull our hair and other gunk that has gathered in the drain that I can reach, but this doesn't seem to be working now. Is it possible to use Drano or something like that to clean it out?? Other suggestions would be welcome...

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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It isn't a really large commercial style drain to begin with.. I discovered in ours that using the little Velcro-tipped mini-snake for sink drains worked at getting at stuff that was below the drain grate and closer to "U" pipe.. I would avoid Drano or other strong chemicals that might mess up holding tank chemistry or attack sensors, etc, but others may have used without issues.. Since shower head doesn't throw out a lot of water, the drain should be able to keep up, unless something is blocking it...


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Old 11-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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I would use a toilet plunger on the drain and try to push or pull whatever is blocking it, rather than resorting to strong chemicals. I have also used an expanding plug nozzle that fits on the end of a garden hose that was pretty effective, with high flow and line pressure, to push hair and whatever through and into the tank. The tank output valve is big enough to handle it, if you can push it through.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #4
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Help. I have a 2010 30 ft. Classic Limited and have a shower drain issue. My wife was cleaning the hair out of the drain on our last outing and a rubber gasket partially came up through the drain and I surmise it is the gasket between the shower drain and the grey water tank. My question is how do you get the chrome drain out to replace the gasket? I assume if I leave it partially in and partially out it will begin to leak into the wooden subfloor. The AS tech suggested I take the furnace vent off the bedroom wall and reach the nut that holds it on that way but their is no way to do that with the small wall that is blocking it. He also suggested taking the bedroom wall off. Hopefully there is a better answer. All help welcomed. Thanks in advance
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