Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
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  • Alexandria, VA
Asked on May 10, 2017

Does anyone know how to make a homemade snake for a drain?

Nancy TurnerMichelleCharly


5 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 11, 2017

    You can use a zip-tie to get in there. It's usually got grated edges that will cling on to the clog and pull it out. Good luck!
  • Richard Benjamin
    on May 11, 2017

    thanks for the suggestion
  • Charly
    on May 11, 2017

    A wire clothes hanger. Unbend it until it's fairly straight but leave a little hook on the end. Work it down into the drain, give it a couple of twists, pull it out, run some water to see if that took care of the problem. If it didn't then go through the steps again until you have unclogged the drain. If it did work, then you're free to do something you really like.
  • Michelle
    on May 11, 2017

    I take an old wire hanger, straighten it out, but leave a little "hook" on the end and start digging aroun!
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 13, 2017

    There are plastic strips that are made to snake out hair, etc. They are really cheap and they work great. The only problem with using this type or the hanger type is if the clog is too far down.
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