Clogged Shower Drain


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Old 07-05-07, 01:05 AM
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Clogged Shower Drain

The shower drain was running slow and I used some Liquid Plumr Gell. Now it's completely stopped - no water flowing at all. What's up with that? I presume the disolved gunk in the drain blocked the pipe completely. What to do now?

No luck snaking the drain - the snake will not go far enough. No luck with a plunger.
 
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Old 07-05-07, 04:01 AM
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You may have to access under the shower and remove the ptrap to clean it out. This may require cutting sheetrock in the ceiling of the floor beneath, but it is only a sheetrock repair.
 
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When you plunged did you think to remove the overflow plate and jam a rag in the hole so that when you plunge, all your efforts go to the drain rather than forcing air out the overflow cover plate?

Plungers not only push but they pull UP debris and hair as well. I often am able to get hair to surface to the drain while violently plunging. Often mouse sized wads of hair! Sometimes even worse.
 
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Old 07-05-07, 07:31 PM
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I'm thinking shower drain as in a shower stall. Regardless, this works for tubs also when you seal the tub overflow.

Use a shop vac, see what you can pull out.

Good luck with your project...
 
 

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