Forum Title: Shower Drain clogged
So the drain to my shower has been draining rather slowly since I moved in. I'm assuming that it was mainly hair that is slowing it down so I got a snake wire to try to fish the clump out of there. However there is a cap on the drain that seems to be glued down so it can't be removed without damaging the tub... getting a snake down there isn't an option. I tried to put some Epsom salts in there to try to break things up but it only clogged it up more. I read that boiling water will dissolve epsom salts but it barely drains at this point and I'm not sure if putting hot water would help considering how slow it drains now. Any suggestions to get the Epsom salt and hair out of the drain?
Category: Plumber Post By: DONALD HERNANDEZ (Jupiter, FL), 07/28/2017

Is it a tub or a shower? If it's a tub remove the overflow plate and snake it from there.

- STEVEN JACKSON (Columbus, GA), 09/13/2017

Quote: Originally Posted by crad So the drain to my shower has been draining rather slowly since I moved in. I'm assuming that it was mainly hair that is slowing it down so I got a snake wire to try to fish the clump out of there. However there is a cap on the drain that seems to be glued down so it can't be removed without damaging the tub... getting a snake down there isn't an option. I tried to put some Epsom salts in there to try to break things up but it only clogged it up more. I read that boiling water will dissolve epsom salts but it barely drains at this point and I'm not sure if putting hot water would help considering how slow it drains now. Any suggestions to get the Epsom salt and hair out of the drain? Sounds like you have a new house and the test cap for the drain line was left in and not noticed at time of water start you can call the company that built the house if it is a new house or use flat screw driver and pick it out

- DEAN SANTOS (Lawrence, MA), 09/24/2017

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