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Old 03-10-2019, 06:56 AM
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Hey guys what is the best way to clear a floor locker drain. The boat is a 24' Silverhawk . Thanks Donald
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:21 AM
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Compressed air, garden hose, drain snake, electrical fish tape, or semi-rigid steel cable are items to try. Depends on what has it blocked. Go from the stern forward if you can. Don't use solvents or drain cleaner.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:27 AM
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There is a drain clearing thing at Walmart that work well on home sinks. Has a lot of little hooks on it. It's cheap too.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:43 AM
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You could start with a plunger and work up to more invasive/aggressive methods.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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I like the snake to start. Chemicals and pressure only if you need to.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Shop vac
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:44 PM
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I used a shop vac on the drain in locker then a water hose sprayed into the hull drain port. Once cleared keep flushing it out to remove sand and what not.
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Muratic acid and water 1-10 mix and let it sit. Then a snake and pressure washer. Clears my one locker that seems to not like to drain.
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I have corogated drain hoses in my boat , i didn’t want to blow a hole in them with high pressure or acids. Gentle until you have no other choice I think.
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I found that unless there is something solid suspected to be causing the problem, flushing with water will solve most situations.
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water pressure or air pressure
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:06 PM
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Compressed air, garden hose, drain snake, electrical fish tape, or semi-rigid steel cable are items to try. Depends on what has it blocked. Go from the stern forward if you can. Don't use solvents or drain cleaner.
Don’t do this! You will damage the drain hose. Try a shop vac
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:22 PM
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I would not use air unless I was ok with having it drain into the bilge. And watch out cause a hose has pressure too. (Average 50-60 psi) shop vac and water hose together working backwards from the way it drains might clear it out.
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