I've certainly seen my share of drain cleaning chemicals and gadgets on the market and not all of them work all that well. If you are on a serious budget like me then the cheap-o, DIY approach is just the thing that's needed! The best part is, all you need are some zip-ties and a diagonal wire cutter.

Lets get to unclogging!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials.

This step couldn't be easier: grab some zip-ties and a wire cutter. If you happen to have some extra long ones laying about, grab one of them.

Basically, you'll want enough to reach down into the drain trap.

<p>I did this today and started the process, then followed up with an 1940's trick. 1 Pan of BOILING HOT water with liquid detergent added just before dumping down the drain. </p>
I was able to get a really long one from a large diameter steel pole, it was formerly used for a a coke sign. Works like a charm. Doodado <br>
I did this last night with my bathroom sink and almost puked when a HUGE blob of hair come out of the drain.<br /> I paid $1.00 for 100 zip ties at dollar store. <br /> <br />
If you are in a real pinch straighten out a coat hanger and make a small hook on one end. I love that dollar store, you can get many different things for almost nothing.
Ewww! but, that's freakin' awesome thtat it worked for you!!!&nbsp;
I've actually done this before, I&nbsp;just used a strip of straight plastic though and notched it. Hair fishing.<br />
You know someone is going to want to patent this....&nbsp; Like all good ideas, you thought of it first, ten years ago.<br />
It already has been:<br /> <br /> http://www.zipitclean.com/<br />
HAHAHA!! No way! I'm-a-gunna git sued. ;)<br /> <br /> This is hilarious. I&nbsp;wonder if I&nbsp;thought up this myself or if I&nbsp;saw one in the store and filed it away in the back of my brain. The video on the page is super funny too.<br />
Figures...&nbsp; At least <a href="../../../member/jovino/" rel="nofollow" style="margin: 0.0px;" title="view jovino's profile">jovino</a> has pointed out the ease and cheaper way of doing it without having to pay someone to have it pre-made.<br /> <br />

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