It’s a beautiful weekend and there is no better time to finally unclog that drain. I was lounging on the couch getting inspired by “Ask This Old House”. The resident plumber was describing all of the necessary tools to unclog one’s drain from using snakes and plungers. One method of using a plunger is to push the clog past the trap onward to the local filtration plant, but that method takes a lot of plunging. He did mention “pulling the clog” by suction. DON”T DO IT! It just results in a sink full of nastiness, like a mini Exxon oil spill in your sink. Trust me – do not try this at home!
So what’s a good husband to do? Here’s a tip to be the Plunger King of your abode:
has a line of inexpensive solutions to reign over your troubling woes. Rather than using your cell phone to call a plumber, I recommend picking up one of these items at your local hardware store or .
I hooked up a garden hose to the Drain King VIP2 model. Meanwhile Mrs. WonderDawg was outside turning on and off the water pressure. The Drain King works by clearing drains with pulsating jets of water. The rubber part expands like a big blowfish, so it’s advisable to have a second person controlling the water flow. Insert the Drain King into the clogged drain; you will need a washcloth to block the overflow drain.
A pulsating jet of water will dislodge the clog. It’s pretty simple; much easier than spending big bucks on chemicals, bigger bucks on a plumber, and on the plus side, very little physical exertion of muscles.
The Drain King works on bathtubs, showers, washing machines and main drain. It’s not recommended on toilets. For seven bucks, the Drain King is a great value.