neurosphere wrote: ↑Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:45 amBe careful with this, I had the plastic break off in my drain, and it took me a LONG time to get it back out. In the meantime it had created a hair catcher making things much worse.turtlebug wrote: ↑Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:53 am I have something that looks like this that I use occasionally to remove hair and it prevents slow drain in the shower and the bathroom sinks:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCraf ... /305468409
Also, when you say "shower" do you mean a tub with shower or a stand up shower? I learned (the hard way) that with my tub, the drain starts horizontal to the tub bottom before connecting to a line that runs down into (I assume) a p-trap. My hair clog was more than 12 inches away, and after two right angles. Draino always made the slow drain a little faster, but then started taking lots of draino, and more often. Finally, a metal snake attached to a power drill did the trick (but still with a lot of physical effort). No clog came back but must have been pushed through and/or chopped up enough to fix the problem.
I guess I've been lucky in that I've used the plastic hair snake (sometimes supplement it with pliers) for 25+ years and it hasn't broken yet (and I've saved $$$$ by not having to call a plumber). By "shower" I mean a stand-up shower with a separate tub. Thankfully, I haven't had any slow-drain issues in the other bathrooms (tubs w/showers). I find that the plastic hair snake also works really well for bathroom sinks (although no one is apparently able to tell me how the hair gets down there when they swear up and down they don't comb over the sinks...)