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Old 11-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #16
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Something I noticed in the first image is a lack of a vent. Is the trap vented somehow outside of the picture view?
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Old 11-21-2015, 06:26 PM   #17
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Update: Sorry for the delay

I've achieved a significant (~75%) improvement in how fast the shower drains.
I used the "Works" Toilet cleaner method (twice) and unfortunately all it did was clean out everything except for the stuck tile grout (it did give me clearer video of the obstruction):
24 second clip (after 2 attempts, soaking "works" for 15 min. and then flushing with boiling water.)

So, Then i moved up to Muriatic acid. After looking up PVC's resistance to dif concentrations of HCL acid, I decided to buy 20% Muriatic acid. I diluted some to 10% (2 cups total sol. in a pyrex meas. cup) and poured it into the shower drain. After 10 min. I flushed it with cold water, and then then hot water.

I repeated this method a 2nd time. A Lot of the grout is now gone. (18 sec clip)
I will likely do it one more time, but I am very happy with the improvement
DISCLAIMER: This in NOT "How-to" info or guide. Acid is Dangerous. I did research on and used safety precautions (chem. resistant gloves, goggles, respirator mask, good ventilation, etc.) Everything was pretty cheap actually, and easy enough to find...But do your own research if (like me) you have never used strong chemicals in a DIY project before. Thanks!
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