Shower Power Drain filter - relocate
For any of you that use your Rialta showers. You would know by now the woes of the drain slowing down or not draining at all. I read the manual that expalins the necessity of cleaning the filter screen after so many uses (how many?). In my model (HD) the filter housing was reached by lifting up the dinette base and contorting underneath. It was just impossible and I hurt my back on one attempt. As it turned out, once apart, I just couldn't get the thing back together. After the first fiasco, I always ended up removing the wardrobe floor! This helped but getting that housing apart - or together was maddening. It turned out that after 8-12 showers the drain slowed to a halt. Just what I needed; crawling around breaking a sweat after a nice shower!
FINALLY! I decided to re-route the filter. My Rialta was factory original and I was surprised at where they put this thing. Since all components are actually under the wardrobe floor, I attached a pull-out strap to the floor panel. I still screw the floor down but the strap makes it easy to pull up. I re-routed the filter to about the middle of the wardrobe area (where the water line goes and continues under the furnace). I made a new cut there and installed a new (identical but modified and easier) filter that I purchased at an RV supply store. This new one is much easier to open and clean. Now, I just take up the floor quickly, open the filter, brush off the debris, a quick wash/rinse, and reinstall. Floor back in place and I am good to go. Now I can plan my cleaning and, when the drain just starts to slow, clean it anytime.