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Old 10-21-2014, 02:33 AM   #1
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Slow shower drain

Does anyone have issues with their show drain backing up and draining really slowly. Been watching this now for a while and what I am noticing is even with something like a 4 or 5 minute shower the shower pan fills with water and it can take up to a minute to drain after the show is turned off. I can hear the water trickle into the empty grey tank.

Is that normal because the bath and kitchen sink drain really quickly and it sounds more of a gush than a trickle going into the empty holding tank.

TIA for any experience with this.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:36 AM   #2
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Ken - our shower also drains rather slowly, however not as bad as yours. I suspect it is the way the pipes are laid.

On the 36 FL the shower drain comes down the outside of the coach to under the sink, where it joins with the drains from the sink and dishwasher. This was integral to the plumbing issues we experienced last summer.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:43 AM   #3
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So far the shower in our 38FL has drained ok, never really had the shower pan fill up with water during a shower except for one time when the drain got clogged with a bunch of hair, cleaned out all the hair and it drains ok now.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:37 AM   #4
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We have not had that issues but did in our home due to hair and other gunk. Maybe the drain has construction debris causing a backup.
Home Depot has a neat item that has a plunger boot attached to an aerosol can. On our home shower I let the pan fill up and then use the air plunger once or twice to clean things out.

Worth a try...
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I doubt it's a hair issue as both me and my DW both have very short hair plus we have a screen which replaced the stock drain cover. Still the drain test tonight was w/o the screen we use.

I am going to try to follow the pipes didn't even consider it connects in with the dish washer, that is very counter-intuitive for sure. Wonder what they were thinking connecting the shower to the gallery grey tank .
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Thanks for the thought BradPAjax, but I don't think I'll try high air pressure on these pipes. Not like the copper/PVC piping in my S&B house!
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:02 AM   #7
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Does anyone have issues with their show drain backing up and draining really slowly. Been watching this now for a while and what I am noticing is even with something like a 4 or 5 minute shower the shower pan fills with water and it can take up to a minute to drain after the show is turned off. I can hear the water trickle into the empty grey tank.

Is that normal because the bath and kitchen sink drain really quickly and it sounds more of a gush than a trickle going into the empty holding tank.

TIA for any experience with this.

The only time that has happened was when the grey tank filled up to the brim......knew it was time to drain the tanks.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #8
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Hmmm,
HOPE our showers can handle a little pressure
I too vite for probably a piece of plastic debris from the factory that got turned to slow the drainage....

how about a plumbing snake? cheap and might be helpful

good luck...
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #9
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Ken,

Looking at the photographs from the factory tour, it looks like the 38FL plumbing is routed similar to the 36FL. If you look down behind the kitchen slide, between the portion that slides in and the kitchen/bathroom wall you should see a ABS plastic pipe and 2 white pex pipes running along the outer wall of the coach. The ABS pipe is the shower drain, the pex are the supply to the shower and toilet.

The kitchen sink, dishwasher and shower drain all join below the dishwasher and then go to the galley tank. For access the dishwasher must be removed. We have numerous access panels cut and none of them provide access, so I don't recommend trying to cut access panels.

To remove the dishwasher - open the drawer, on each slider you will find a tab at the bottom - slide those back and the drawer should pull out. The dishwasher should be secured by 4 screws located under the gasket. The entire dishwasher should then slide out and the pipes should be long enough to clear the cabinet.

The dishwasher sits on a solid floor, which needs to be pulled up, from memory I think it was less than 1/4" plywood. Once that is removed you should have ready access to the plumbing.

Good luck, hope this helps.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:31 AM   #10
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We had this issue in our coach. Turns out that the hair trap which is visible is the "primary" trap. There is also an "X" piece inline below the primary trap. This is what clogged. I didn't notice it at first because my eye naturally fixated on the primary trap.
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