Drain Clearing Tool

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Introduction: Drain Clearing Tool

An entire instructable in a single image...

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.


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    Um... That is chemicals. Everything is made of chemicals.

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    Hmmm... Looks like they went to his profile and deleted all of his comments!

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

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    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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