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...
: 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!
The handles are not usually brass - try one of those telescoping
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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