Or use a Zip-It tool. A package of two can be picked up for about
$2.50 and they can be reused several times. Just push it down the
drain into the trap, then pull it out. The hair and gunk clogging the
trap get caught on the tool's reverse teeth and are pulled out with
the tool. Quick and easy.
On Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:03:38 PM UTC-4, Danny D wrote:
just now with a plumbing problem saying her shower is backing up into the b
edroom, so I pulled my old BrassCraft Cable Drum Machine BC-400 out of stor
age - but it is in sad shape (long story): http://www3.picturepush.com/phot
o/a/13138261/img/13138261.jpg The current cable is apparently 3/8" x 75 fee
t with an aircraft wire core running through the center. http://www2.pictur
epush.com/photo/a/13138185/img/13138185.jpg Even my hand snake is in bad sh
ape (probably left outside): http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/13138195/i
mg/13138195.jpg So, it looks like I'm in need of a snake to unclog a shower
stall. For the BC400, I'm wondering if a 100 foot cable replacement would
be better than a 75 foot cable; but I don't even know if it will fit. I cal
led BrassCraft at 877-272-7755 who said to call Cobra at 800-835-2200 and I
left a couple of messages earlier today, but they haven't responded. It's
not a big deal, but, if you have experience with either unclogging a shower
or with fitting replacing 75 foot or 100 foot cable snakes, I'd appreciate
Find someone that know's what they are doing.
On Thu, 23 May 2013 14:03:01 -0700, jamesgang wrote:
Well, I learned that both snakes I bought fail for different
reasons, so now I know two things I had not known before.
The 25 foot 1/4 inch snake wouldn't go more than about
10 feet, which, I think, was because it was too thin.
The 50 foot 3/8 inch snake wouldn't go more than about
3 feet, which, I think, was because it was too thick.
BTW, how do you *coil up* those 50 feet snakes when you're
all done with them?
On Thu, 23 May 2013 16:33:45 -0500, ChairMan wrote:
I'm not sure where or what a closet snake is.
Do you mean this type (with the drill attachment)?
The problem with that 25 foot 1/4 inch snake was that it wouldn't
go past the length you see there (about 10 feet) into the drain.
I don't know what stopped it, but even after trying for 15 minutes,
I couldn't get it to go any deeper than 10 feet.
Would someone with more experience than I kindly explain *why* that
thin snake wouldn't go more than 10 feet down a shower drain pipe?
On Fri, 24 May 2013 13:43:07 -0500, ChairMan wrote:
Well, if I didn't do it, she'd have to hire a plumber, and that
would cost her a hundred bucks she doesn't have.
I *do* wish I had known about the closet auger idea though ...
I saw those closet augers at Ace Hardware when I asked the
guys in the red shirts what I should buy (although I didn't know
what they were called at the time).
The Ace guys suggested the longer 25 foot and 50 foot snakes
for the shower, saying that the closet auger was only for toilet bowls.
If they had suggested the 3-foot auger, I would have bought it
because it was a lot cheaper (IIRC) and I have the 75'foot snake
on order from Cobra so I didn't need yet another snake to rust in
Too bad. I wish I had known what you suggest for the shower.
At this point, it's a lesson learned for the future.
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