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Old 01-13-2023, 07:53 AM   #1
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Slow draining shower drain

We have a 21 387fbts. Does anyone know if the shower drain unscrews or pops off so you can clear a hair clog?
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:01 AM   #2
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Have you checked the roof vent to make sure it's open/clear?
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:13 AM   #3
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I have not. I just noticed the drain this morning. Honestly never thought of that being a problem either. My first thought was hair is clogged in there. I clean the drain off each shower but I'm sure some still goes down the drain. I've been in it 2 years now
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:58 AM   #4
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Likely you have experienced this, but FWIW, my shower drain always gets sluggish when my grey tank is close to full.

Try this-

My drain has a flush mounted screen that pops off, get a good plunger, shut the shower door and go at it with plenty of water.
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Old 01-13-2023, 11:33 AM   #5
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Many places, Walmart, ace, etc. sell a 3 foot long or so plastic strip with teeth that are great for hair removal in drains. Google "hair removal drain tool" and items like Flexisnake, cobra, Zipit will pop up for under $5. Stick it in, pull it out, clean off with hose and repeat. Watch out, some of those little plastic teeth are sharp!
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I've used a garden hose attached to an outdoor spigot to clear out my slow shower drain. Blasting some high velocity water through the trap opened that sucker right up.
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:44 PM   #7
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Many places, Walmart, ace, etc. sell a 3 foot long or so plastic strip with teeth that are great for hair removal in drains. Google "hair removal drain tool" and items like Flexisnake, cobra, Zipit will pop up for under $5. Stick it in, pull it out, clean off with hose and repeat. Watch out, some of those little plastic teeth are sharp!
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Little flat head screwdriver to pop off the drain in the shower and I'd bet its clogged up there. I had this happen.
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Many places, Walmart, ace, etc. sell a 3 foot long or so plastic strip with teeth that are great for hair removal in drains. Google "hair removal drain tool" and items like Flexisnake, cobra, Zipit will pop up for under $5. Stick it in, pull it out, clean off with hose and repeat. Watch out, some of those little plastic teeth are sharp!
3X. And then we also used a combination of baking soda and apple cider vinegar to help clean the drain of any scum. Forget the exact ratio but it definitely helped with the draining.
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Iíd avoid using the toothed plastic drain cleaner in an RV. Many rigs use a HepvO valve in their showers and possibly other drains where thereís limited space, preventing use of a normal P-trap. A HepvO valve is basically a flattened rubber/vinyl tube inside a larger PVC pipe. Water can escape out the tank end of the inner tube, but when air (tank stank) or water tries to come back up, the air/water presses the rubber tube closed, preventing flow back into the shower. The toothed drain cleaner can damage the business end of the valve.

Iíve had my HepvO valve glue itself shut, causing a backup in the shower, probably antifreeze or dried soap was causing it. To clear it, I just cupped my hand over the drain and pushed down, similar to a plunger and once it started to drain, it sped up to normal rapidly and hasnít caused a problem since.

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Old 02-02-2023, 06:38 PM   #11
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By the way I have these in every shower I own

https://www.tubshroom.com/collection...kaAolnEALw_wcB
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