Toilet Sink after a Shower doesn't drain

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  1. Craig Rogers

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    Hi all,

    When we use the Shower in our Chausson Flash 03 the water all drains, however, when using the sink afer using the shower, the water doesn't drain from the sink. Well, it does, but takes ages and we end up cupping out.

    Air lock created by the shower waste?
     
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    i would say yes.
     
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    try putting a plug in the shower
     
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    Thanks, do you mean after use when using the sink?
     
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    One of the inbuilt problems with shower draining is the relative hights of the shower tray and the holding tank, hence the possibility of airlocks.

    It might help, as a tempory measure if you set the MH up so that the holding is a little lower than the shower tray. As a more long term solution, have a look under the MH and see if you can level up the drain pipe, IE a straight line from the drain fitting to the tank.

    Doug...
     
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    by putting a plug in the shower after use the sink often then drains properly, if not then a quick plunge with a sink plunger will cleaqr the air lock as long as there is a plug in the shower tray. (you might have to keep your foot on it to stop the plunger blowing it out, hee hee)Just a thought, the waste tank is not Full after your shower is it?
     
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