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Old 02-27-2021, 08:54 AM   #1
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Shower draining slow

Hey guys we are full time and I have an 2018 jayco northpoint 377rlbh and I have noticed that the shower drain is draining slower than normal? What can I use to make it flow like new?? Any suggestions would be an help
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Remove the screen, it pops right out. Probably a hair clog.
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Remove the screen, it pops right out. Probably a hair clog.
I have already done that and I don’t see anythingthat would be clogging it
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I used my wet vac (shop vac) once for a slow drain. It must have had something in it further down but after doing that it drained a lot better.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:00 PM   #5
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Put some hot water in the pan and try a plunger .
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Run a garden hose into the bathroom from an outdoor spigot, aim it into the drain and have someone turn on the flow. That flushes out a plugged drain trap really well.

Be careful with the pressure going into the drain until you know the clog has broken loose, or it might cause the trap fitting to disconnect from the drain pipe if it's not securely connected.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:54 PM   #7
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I would just use a household drain cleaner such as Draino. The plumbing in your RV is no different than your house.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:07 AM   #8
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I had no luck with Drain-O and other drain cleaners. Finally took the grate off and was amazed at amount of hair I found. So, I've been using a small screw driver for years to remove the drain grate and pull the hair out of the shower drain. Have to do it (and the bathroom sink drain) about every three months. I recently purchased a small crochet hook (the size you'd use to crochet lace) and found that it works even better.
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You can buy at Home Depot or similar a very simple device that will get down in the drain and pull out hair clogs. 99% sure that’s what you have going on. 1% chance the vent stack is clogged, maybe by mud sobers or something up at the top of the vent.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/FlexiSna...PRL3/203483772
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This is what norty1 posted a few years ago and it does the trick. Lowe’s or Home depot will be your place to go.
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Thanks guys for the advice I used baking soda and vinegar and really hot water and got the clog cleared up? I think I am going to add this to my quarterly
Maintance item to prevent that from happening
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This is what norty1 posted a few years ago and it does the trick. Lowe’s or Home depot will be your place to go.
These are awesome and work great in the camper or even for use at home!
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I'd be hesitant to use chemical drain cleaner in my TT plumbing system, just because I have no idea as to whether it would damage the valve seals.
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This thread has given me the thought to order one of these (after I measure and double check that it will fit). I prefer to be proactive instead of reactive whenever possible and already have something similar in my house shower which works great. ~CA
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This is what norty1 posted a few years ago and it does the trick. Lowe’s or Home depot will be your place to go.
Got to be careful using that on the new waterless traps, you could damage the flapper..
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The waterless traps are a good reason to buy a hair catcher for the shower. They are glued in my Northpoint.
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We bought a simple tool to clean the drains. It is a stiff, flexible wire with a brush on the end. Simply push it down the drain and it follows the bends to the clog. When you pull it out the hair comes with it. It always works on mine. Click image for larger version

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That drain probably has a one way valve underneath the shower, it can get gummed up too! Kind of a pain to get too but it's not complicated. The factory installed mine backwards is how I got to know about it.
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That drain probably has a one way valve underneath the shower, it can get gummed up too! Kind of a pain to get too but it's not complicated. The factory installed mine backwards is how I got to know about it.
They not only installed mine backwards, but ran the small bathtub and outdoor kitchen into the black tank. Jayco fixed the valve. Everything appeared to be working. A couple years later, we couldn't figure out why the tub still wasn't draining and then checked the black tank. It was full and once emptied the tub drained. We don't use the two items very often, so I can deal with it for now.
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Wow!

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They not only installed mine backwards, but ran the small bathtub and outdoor kitchen into the black tank. Jayco fixed the valve. Everything appeared to be working. A couple years later, we couldn't figure out why the tub still wasn't draining and then checked the black tank. It was full and once emptied the tub drained. We don't use the two items very often, so I can deal with it for now.
Wow! Would that come under engineering or workmanship? You can't make this stuff up!
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