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Saskstu 06-08-2012 06:30 PM

shower drain in a Biggar plugged?
 
Hello, I was wondering if there is something besides a plugged drain that would stop water from draining out of the shower. Pretty sure it's plugged, but this is my first trailer and I am not wanting to force anything and end up costing myself big dollars in repair costs.:eek: Thanks, Stu.

BCDave 06-08-2012 06:33 PM

is the tank empty? Only time I ever had water in the shower floor was when the grey tank was full....

BCDave 06-08-2012 06:34 PM

it posted twice!

Carol H 06-08-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Saskstu (Post 313595)
Hello, I was wondering if there is something besides a plugged drain that would stop water from draining out of the shower. Pretty sure it's plugged, but this is my first trailer and I am not wanting to force anything and end up costing myself big dollars in repair costs.:eek: Thanks, Stu.

You sure you do not have a shower pump that needs to be turned on. many trailers have them. Switch on the wall of the bathroom some place??? Go under the trailer and look to see whats under the shower drain area - there may be a trap or a pump that needs cleaning.

Saskstu 06-08-2012 06:46 PM

Gee, you guys are quick, I was hoping to finish my beer before I went back out to look. Tank is empty, I will look underneath and see what I find. Thannks, Stu

Saskstu 06-09-2012 08:43 AM

Well, I couldn't find a pump or a switch for a pump and under the Biggar is all fibreglass so there wasn't much to see. I took a plunger to the drain and couldn't move any water at all, a snake is next I suppose. Thanks for the help. Stu

Roy in TO 06-09-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Saskstu (Post 313603)
I was hoping to finish my beer before I went back out to look. Tank is empty, I will look underneath and see what I find.

What you see may depend on whether or not that was your first beer.

Carol H 06-09-2012 09:13 AM

Stu, is there no way of removing the shower drain from above?

If you dont have one yet a handy item to have which may or may not help in this situation but helps to give the tanks a real good rinse is a tank wand. It reaches into the tank and helps at getting dirt build up off the top, sides and bottom of the tanks.

Sorry we werent of much help on this one.

Marinab 06-09-2012 12:37 PM

Stu, please post what you find out. I also have a Biggar but I haven't tried the shower yet, so don't know if it's working or not. :shg Thanks, Marina

Carol H 06-09-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Marinab (Post 313775)
Stu, please post what you find out. I also have a Biggar but I haven't tried the shower yet, so don't know if it's working or not. :shg Thanks, Marina

Marina, didnt your trailer come with all the original manuals? Is there anything it it regarding the shower or a water pump for it?

Lizbeth 06-09-2012 03:15 PM

We had a shower that wouldn't drain and it was because the P trap had slipped and the drain pipe was running level so it wouldn't drain. Shoved it back into place and tightened... all better.

Saskstu 06-10-2012 11:39 AM

Well, the beer was fine, only had one and didn't find much out till this morning. Seems the 3rd valve is just for the shower. Open the valve and the shower should drain...problem is, the gate valve is broken and I have to figure out how to fix that without ruining the rest of the plumbing. Thanks for all the help.:D

Carol H 06-10-2012 01:11 PM

The gate valve should have 4 screws on it making it fairly easy to remove and fix or replace.

Saskstu 06-10-2012 02:24 PM

Carol, yup, 4 screws, but that is for the whole assembly, the one valve that was broken, is glued in place. I drilled a 1" hole on the side of valve body, below the gate, and pryed the gate down with a screw driver.I am going to try to glued the bar back to the gate later, I have to make pizzas now...wood fired pizza oven...fun and delicious. Have a great day:)

Stu

Marinab 06-10-2012 08:58 PM

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Stu, I don't know if this helps. Good Luck. If you need manuals, I have the originals. Marina

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Saskstu 06-12-2012 09:38 PM

Marina, I have manuals...woohooo! I have discovered that the type of toilet i (maybe we by the looks of your manual) is gone with no replacement or aftermarket parts available. The guy at the rv place in regina will sell me a new toilet for $188.95 I will keep looking. Stu

Marinab 06-13-2012 07:17 PM

I was very excited :okrato recieve the manuals in the mail from the previous owner. Manuals for fridge, stove, toilet, water pump, furnace and the Biggar manual. It even has a wiring diagram and authorized appliance service stations, (most of them will probably be out of business now :)). Still cool to have though. :D Marina

calindor 02-06-2013 08:16 PM

Heya Marinab / SaskStu: do you guys know if any of the Biggar manuals may be available online? I checked the document centre here and found one for the overall trailer, but none of the appliances. Thanks!!

Sharon G 02-07-2013 05:25 PM

Just an off the wall suggestion. My Casita shower started draining slower and slower until finally water was backing up a couple of inches when we took a shower. P-trap was clean. Valve was open.

When I lifted up the shower's little round drain cover, the 4 little bars underneath had hair on them. I picked off the hair and the drain worked fine.

Marinab 02-07-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by calindor (Post 361232)
Heya Marinab / SaskStu: do you guys know if any of the Biggar manuals may be available online? I checked the document centre here and found one for the overall trailer, but none of the appliances. Thanks!!

Hi Clayton, I have some manuals for my Biggar...Oven, Furnace, Refridgerator, etc. Which one did you need? I don't know if the
appliances are the same in the Boler as the Biggar though. :ask
Marina


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