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Ruby01 Wed 22-Jul-09 21:17:34

the waste pipe from my shower is draining really slowly - showers are now very short and shower tray is getting disgusting - any tips on how best to clear this pipe

Ruby01 Thu 23-Jul-09 13:00:01

anyone please

stealthsquiggle Thu 23-Jul-09 13:02:31

You can get 'drain clear' stuff - there is one formulated for bathrooms - this stuff - currently £2.09 in Waitrose - it works a treat on our shower.

mumblechum Thu 23-Jul-09 13:02:57

Have you had a go with a sink plunger? Otherwise you can buy some stuff from the hardware shop I think it's called caustic soda which is massively toxic & can burn skin if you're not v careful but is v. effective at clearing blocked drains.
If I were you I'd pour the c.soda down the shower drain but if you have littlies ensure that the bathroom door is secured from the outside. You should prob. do it overnight.

PrefetParfait Thu 23-Jul-09 13:08:39

buy a sink and plughole unblocker from suupermarket.

You can get specialist ones for kitchens v bathrooms.

I suspect it is clogged with hair.

Ruby01 Thu 23-Jul-09 13:49:40

the drain has a hair catcher thingy and i am always clearing that out - will invest in plunger then get drain cleaner stuff - caustic soda sounds lethal but will go there as a last resort -- thanks loads

Ruby01 Fri 24-Jul-09 09:28:52

used the plunger it worked - cant believe it was that easy thank you all

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