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The bathroom sink has started to drain slowly. I've taken the strainer off & cleaned out the gunk there, very little difference. There aren't any "P" traps on this bus, drain pipe disappears into the wall. Does anyone know if it's safe to use "Drano" type products in out buses? They say "won't harm plastic" & "safe in septic tanks" but I hesitate to use them.
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The bathroom sink has started to drain slowly. I've taken the strainer off & cleaned out the gunk there, very little difference. There aren't any "P" traps on this bus, drain pipe disappears into the wall. Does anyone know if it's safe to use "Drano" type products in out buses? They say "won't harm plastic" & "safe in septic tanks" but I hesitate to use them.
You have a P trap, you just aren't seeing it. Check to see if you have a false wall in your vanity. It may be behind that. I have one on the back wall of my vanity. Held in place with a couple of bolt locks. If not then I'm guessing it goes behind the wall and hooks up to the drain for the washer, which will have a P trap, but I doubt that would pass code. I think each appliance is supposed to have its own.

As far as the Drano product I doubt a one time use or infrequent use of the product will hurt anything. There is nothing but plastic that it would touch and as indicated it is safe in plastic. It comes in a plastic container.
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The bathroom sink has started to drain slowly. I've taken the strainer off & cleaned out the gunk there, very little difference. There aren't any "P" traps on this bus, drain pipe disappears into the wall. Does anyone know if it's safe to use "Drano" type products in out buses? They say "won't harm plastic" & "safe in septic tanks" but I hesitate to use them.
You have a "P" Trap or you would be questioning why you have such a stink in your coach.
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Home Depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCra...0112/305468409 I've had good luck using this Plastic Hair Snake.
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As a side note, if your P-Traps dry out and you get sewer gas in your coach there is a "no water" trap available now.
HepvO valve
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Home Depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCra...0112/305468409 I've had good luck using this Plastic Hair Snake.
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I have used that in the house and coach to clear slow drains.
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