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      I have a cabin with a newly installed shower that is not draining very well. The drain pipe was laid out with the proper drop. However, it is not vented, nor is anything in my cabin. Is this my problem? The shower has not been used long enough to be clogged. Can anyone help with this as I am a novice plumber. Im sick of standing in drain water. It does eventually drain out though, with a log of gurgling. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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      : I have a cabin with a newly installed shower that is not : draining very well. The drain pipe was laid out with the : proper drop. However, it is not vented, nor is anything : in my cabin. Is this my problem? The shower has not : been used long enough to be clogged. Can anyone : help with this as I am a novice plumber. Im sick : of standing in drain water. It does eventually : drain out though, with a log of gurgling. : Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Q.What is a vent, and what does it do for the plumbing system?A. If you look on your roof, you will see pipes sticking out of the roof aprox 12 high. �For every pipe that goes down, one needs to go up. �The obvious reason we have vents is that sewer gases need to be vented outside of the dwelling. �Not so obvious is what happens if they are not included in the waste and vent design. �Imagine yourself at McDonalds drinking a soda from a straw. �If you put your thumb over the straw, you can pull liquid up from the cup. Remove the thumb and see it instantly drain out! �When liquid goes down a pipe, air needs to follow it. �Without the vent pipe, the draining liquid will try to suck air through the P-traps on the plumbing fixtures,(tub, sink, etc.) glurp, glurp! �If it manages to do so, you may know it from the smell coming from the now dry seal on the P-trap. Without vents, draining one fixture may cause another fixture in the house to back up, yuck! A waste and vent system should keep sewer gas out of the dwelling and drain every fixture well. � Regards, Terry Love

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