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Plumbing – Palo Alto – Clearing a Clogged Drain with a Power Snake
This article is part of a mini-series, whose lead article is Clearing a Clogged Drain.
Sometimes you need to snake a main drain line from a clean out.
When you do, a power snake is needed.
They are expensive to buy (close to $300) but most equipment rental yards will rent you one for about $20.
It is as simple to operate as it looks.
- You remove the clean out cover.
- You plug it in.
- You direct the end of the snake into the clean out, and press the trigger.
- The power action both spins the snake and extends it at the same time.
- When you hit something, you’ll feel it, then you’ll fee it clear the clog.
- To retract the snake, flip the direction switch to backwards, and out it comes.
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