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Strugling to unblock shower drain

Postby Quinlad » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:12 am


In the month that I've lived in my flat, I've had persistent problems with a blocked shower drain.

I initially used Mr Muscle Drain Unblocker which worked for a few days (probably 30 minutes of shower time). The slow drainage returned and I unblocked again with the same product. On both occasions, I left the unblocker overnight.

A few days later it returned and it used the Domestos version and left it overnight. This had no effect. Drainage was still very very slow.

The other day I bought a cannister of PowerPlumber which worked for a while but the problem soon returned.

Can anyone suggest anything to help? What could the problem be?
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:41 pm


IHave you had a chance to have a look at the DIY Projects area: ... drains.htm There is a project covering "Unblocking Toilets, Sinks, Drains etc...." that you may find useful!!

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Postby nitro23456 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:22 pm

I would advise you firstly to stop using that cráp whilst you still have some pipe left (especially if your wastes are plastic)

Are you sure its a blockage and not the fall of the pipe is incorrect?
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