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Old 04-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Brand New Shower Drain not Draining

Hi there, I bought my Chapparal 279 BHS last fall and it was already winterized. We have just started to drain the lines of the antifreeze and were working on the shower lines, when I noticed that the shower drain was not draining. Is this something that the dealer did not do? This unit came brand new from the factory, and should not be plugged at all. Just wondering if there is a simple fix that I can do, instead of having to take it to a dealer an hour away. Please help.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Is the gray tank full??????
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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No, the grey tank is not full. I wish that was the problem.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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Is water standing in the shower? Or am I at the wrong drain?
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Robin,

Has it been freezing till you started to dewinterize?
Water could have frozen in the trap.
If so be careful that the pipe is not cracked and that water will run into your basement when it thaws out.

What year is it?
Is it "new" new or new to you?
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:21 AM   #7
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The water sat in the shower for about an hour and slowly drained. The trailer is brand new. I was reading somewhere that it might be the vent that is on the sink drain that might not be opened or something. Just wondering if anyone has ran into this problem.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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Like Herk mentioned, the drain p trap might have been frozen if there was no antifreeze put in. Have you tried to put hot water and see how it drains now? It has been below freezing in your area!
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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Could trap is clogged from debris when they build the trailer. When I first drained my grey tank, there was a lot wood debris in the tank, that must have come from the drain. Some were wood chunks. Like wood punch holes, etc.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #10
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Your drain plug isn't pushed down is it?
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