Shower drain problem

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Old 04-08-00, 11:00 AM
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I have a shower in the lower level of a bilevel home that won't drain very well. I have had three drain companies try to unclog it, but none have been able to do so. The consensus is that a plastic cap from a shampoo bottle has gotten caught at the elbow. Is there anything that can free this up, short of tearing out the shower and concrete floor beneath the shower stall enclosure?
 
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Old 04-09-00, 12:14 AM
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Did somebody remove the strainer cover from the drain? Must have, otherwise, nothing larger than 1/4 inch diameter could have gone down the drain. A cap from a shampoo bottle shouldn't have gotten wedged in the trap or an elbow though. That drain is 2" pipe. A more likely culprit is a toy or a fingernail brush. If a drain snake hasn't been able to push it through, how about trying one of those 24" flexible part retrievers -- the type you push the button on the end to open 3 claws. Might be able to grag it with that. Hope this helps.
 
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Old 04-09-00, 08:30 AM
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Thanks Lefty,What you say makes sense. I will give it a try.
 
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