lost brass spigot adaptor

so we have a near-floor water outlet in the garage. to water the garden and lawn, i attached a dual brass adaptor last spring to the single-handle faucet to connect 2 hoses. this fall, while removing it, it plonked down about 2 feet into the drain, near a tile-bend... my small hands couldn't reach it. i tried a small extend-grabber, the thing that could reach it, but alas it was way too small. beside heavy concrete excavation, how do i remove it from the drain, just beyond the bend. my wife suggest we just ignore it, we bought another brass adaptor, but that approach bothers me. is there a "grabbing" rotor-router kinda tool that can reach & remove it? i tried a clothes hanger but hesitate for fear of pushing it deeper away...
suggestions?
thanks!
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why do you have a drain without a screen of some sort?
you might try a strong shopvac... put hose gently in there and it might suck it back out.
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: why do you have a drain without a screen of some sort?
: you might try a strong shopvac... put hose gently in there and it might : suck it back out.
yup, drainplate has been gone-a-long-time (me, be stoopid!)
wow! whata good idea, thanks! never would have thought of that. now, do i do a rubber fingers thing so it'll grab... any suggestions of what to use? we gotta westingouse (little but strong), a Bissel carpet thing... or should i rent/borrow/buy a professional BIG vacuum... just don't wanto push the adaptor deeper away... btw. that vacuum house is just about the right size... i look forward to trying it *once* and getting this brass sucker outa the drain... thanks again... GREAT idea!
janos
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AND Books wrote:

thingies with a magnet on the tip. Can you see it? Got some fishing tackle? Nylon line and large hook might snag it and not chance pushing it further in.
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