Slow drain away

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  1. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    From shower to waste tank.

    I have tried everything including two sets of drain clearer over night and endless boiling water down it..........

    It does drain away not bot fast enough and slowly fill shower tray if you use kitchen or bathroom sink..........:Sad:

    Tried to buy a plug for it but cant get a small enough one to fit the shower drain..........

    Tried a wire up from tank but to scared to push hard.

    Dealer workshop been great so far, new complete toilet and then new water pump not even blinking an eye.

    anyway

    Ideas???????

     
  2. Terry

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    Hi John only options are re route pipes or buy a small plunger :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Tried plunger but no surface in sinks or shower tray to get seal.........:cry:

    Other option scary for me..........

    try and get someone to do it along way but try for plug till I can do it, must find old still ironmonger to sort one.
     
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    Normally its a mixture of hair and soap that builds up in the grooves of the flexypipe but on your camper model the pipes are solid plastic similar to a house. So this should not be a problem. If you have tried drain cleaner without success then I would also suggest checking the routing of the waste pipe to see if there is enough fall on it. If you can find one of the small wire drain clearer's usually sold at the cheap shops these are very effective if used from the plug end,not the outlet end.
     
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    roll or squash a dishcloth up and use that as a plunger forcing it up and down 5/6 times :Wink:edit forgot to say do it when sink/shower trays are half full
    terry
     
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    Sounds gross but what about feeding in a small flexible tube like those used for syphoning home brew and blowing as hard as you can? May just loosen the blockage?

    Steve
     
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    Drain cleaner so strong burnt my hand..........well what else would you expect:Blush::Blush::Blush:just minor bit did it........dangerous stuff.............

    May be be angle at present but only slightly out...........:Wink:
     
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    Jet Wash ?

    Bit risky.
     
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    It sounds like the only option is to re route or re new the pipes then :cry: on the plus side if it is the solid type pipe once you are under the van it is a nice easy jobby :Wink:
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    I like the sound of Brian's jet wash :BigGrin: remember to put an old cloth over the drain holes :Rofl1: I fear you will still have to reroute the pipe :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Had a similar problem with The Rosie, which is a similar model to yours. Had to re-route I'm afraid.
     
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    Stick ramps under the appropriate wheels to see if extra fall works, if it does then you are plumbing rather than un-blocking
     
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    Cheers all.......

    TDH piccy of my baby, not the best one as taken from my phone
     

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    It may be a trick of the camera or it may be what i was saying-----water is ever so reluctant to run up hill
     
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    Well this has me stuffed at present, I am no DIYer and ground here drenched. Got soaked getting caravan home...............:cry::cry::cry:
     
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    pour a bottle of lactulose down it that will move any shit:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    They only issue that to old patients, how do you know about it Martin?:Wink:
     
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    I was old once:Wink::Wink:
     
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    I was going to say old FARTS but the idea of its horrendous:Doh:
     
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    Try using a hose pipe connected to the mains (WATER)! and reverse flow from waste pipe.

    Peter
     
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