:Presumably, you've already been through the obscenities, two glasses of
:scotch, and your wife doesn't know about this yet. I would get to Radio
:Shack to pick up the biggest donut-shaped magnet you think you can slip down
:the pipe without losing it. If the screwdriver's not tightly wedged, this
:should do the trick. To hold the magnet, I'd take a piece of 12 or 14 gauge
:3-conductor house wire, strip it back, and pull out just one conductor. I've
:used that stuff as a snake in the past because it can be sort of shaped to
:get around bends. Just be damned sure you put enough twists in it so the
:magnet doesn't come loose. If you need something more flexible, use some
:good quality nylon rope, and use a real knot, like a bowline to fasten the
:Good luck. Times eight.
Sounds like good advice. I still have a real nice screwdriver I fished
out of the bilge of a boat I was working on using a magnet attached to a
nylon line as recommended. I was trying to get a different ferrous
object out and the screwdriver came as an added bonus.
Of course, this will only work if your sewer pipe isn't cast iron or