Introduction: Drain Clearing Tool

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If our kitchen sink gets blocked, the best thing to do is to remove the u-bend and dig out the obstruction.

I can't do that with the shower drain, though. because it's under the shower tray.

Fortunately, the nature of the blockage is a lot more predictable in the shower, especially when family members have long hair.

I needed to clear the drain (again) yesterday, but rather than muck about with knitting needles and long-nosed pliers, I quickly created this little fishing hook from a large paper-clip (although any stiff wire would have done the job).

It was so quick, in fact, that it took a lot less time to make and use the tool that it did to write up this Instructable.

Such is life.


Comments

jon_chalk (author)2013-04-21

Did one today. Cleared my drain. Saved money (plumber). So simple! Thank you for this instructable.

Kiteman (author)jon_chalk2013-04-22

You're welcome!

iceng (author)2011-09-19

Your Brainpower is still increasing with age.

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Kiteman (author)iceng2011-09-19

One tries...

lemonie (author)2011-09-19


I really did expect a picture of this with some black, drippy "skeg" hanging off of it... Can you recreate that?

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2011-09-19

Oh, no.

Please, no...

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