how to unclog a shower drain in an rv
The water pipes, gray water tanks and black water tanks in the RV are made of plastic.
Corrosive household drain opener and mechanical opener damage RV pipes, storage tanks, valves and seals.
The blockage of the shower drain in RVs is usually caused by hair or items falling from the drain.
With a gentle drain opening method, you can remove the blockage without damaging the RV piping system.
Description difficulty: before removing the blockage, it is a little easier to check if your gray water tank is full.
Your shower won\'t drain if your gray water tank is full.
Use the sink piston to dip the shower filled with sitting water into the water.
Place the piston on the drain opening and push the piston down until it forms a seal around the drain.
Pull the piston up and down until you release the blockage and drain from the shower.
If the water is not drained after 15 minutes of the plunge, try a different method.
Pour the enzyme-based drain opener designed for RV into the drain or make your own drain opener using a mixture of 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of white vinegar.
Let the drain opener stay overnight in the drain and let it have time to eat in a blocked place.
In the morning, run the hot water off the drain.
If the blockage still exists, insert the shower drain again for 15 minutes.
Take a look at the drain and see if you can identify the blockage of the violation.
Put a flashlight on the drain pipe to help you see clearly.
If you can see the object or ball that caused the blockage, try removing it with a hanger line.
To make a hanger wire, expand the wire hanger and straighten the wire until it is relatively straight.
Work slowly and carefully with the hanger wires in the drain to avoid damage to the RV pipe.
Put the wire through or under the offending item so you can pull the wire up through the shower drain and clear the blockage.
Dredge the drain with a hand drill.
The hand drill is a drainage tool that can be purchased in the plumbing section of the home improvement store and driven manually by hand rather than mechanically.
The mechanical drilling machine damaged the RV pipe, so only the hand drill was used.
To use a manual gallows, insert the gallows tip into the shower drain.
Gently push the gallows into the drain and push the blockage through the pipe into the gray water tank.
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