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Bottlecap down shower waste pipe

Postby V8BJC » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:10 pm

Hi,

I have a low rise shower tray and while cleaning the waste cover a plastic bottlecap found its way down the wastepipe - now the shower wont drain properly.

I cannot see down the pipe or feel the cap and have tried fixing a wet and dry vac with a rubber hose to try and suck it out with no success.

Any ideas what to try next?

Cheers
Brian
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:13 pm

Try pouring lots of water down the waste until it's full then suck that out. The water flow might wash the obstruction out.
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Postby V8BJC » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:37 am

Thank you plumbbob. I will give that a go
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