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Old 08-26-2015, 05:18 PM   #1
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Closing your shower drain....

On a recent trip home from camping I was forced to take alternate routes due to road construction. Having a hard map allowed me to take an unknown route. That said for about 15 miles I was going up and down some very steep roads, some with 8-10% grades. Upon reaching civilization and the interstate exit to reenter, I stopped for fuel and went inside the camper. My bathroom floor was floating, so to speak as I had not closed the shower drain and my grey tank must have overflowed into the shower stall. Some pictures of Pennsylvania street grades..
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Old 08-26-2015, 05:35 PM   #2
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What? No HepvO?
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..... My bathroom floor was floating, so to speak as I had not closed the shower drain and my grey tank must have overflowed into the shower stall. Some pictures of Pennsylvania street grades..
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What do you mean, "closed the shower drain" ? How do you close the shower drain?
Is there some kind of 'stopper' you put in the drain hole?
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The shower drain screws shut and ETI does not use HepvO valves.
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What do you mean, "closed the shower drain" ? How do you close the shower drain?
Is there some kind of 'stopper' you put in the drain hole?
Yes, in our trailer it is the same as the kitchen sink stopper. It is held in with a few turns
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The shower drain screws shut and ETI does not use HepvO valves.
I haven't got one of those.
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On the other hand, twice since April 2011 I've stepped into the bathroom/shower and found an inch or so of water on the floor with the drain closed. Both times the toilet valve failed to completely close, and overflowed. A very slow leak - it took a couple of hours to put an inch of water on the floor. I can't say whether it is better to leave it open or keep it closed, but I keep mine closed. Another reason to shut off the water pump when dry camping & not using water...
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My plumbing needs plumbing and therefore plumbing classes.

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