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plastic piece from snake stuck in tub drain

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Old April 24th 06, 03:20 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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As this story will illustrate, I am not handiest man on the block.. My
bathtub on the second floor has been slow to drain, so I asked to
borrow my father-in-law's drain snake. As I sent it down the drain, a
plastic piece that goes over the snake (I think it acts like a set
screw?) went down the drain too. The snake is down the drain about 2
1/ 2 feet and moves (both up and down), but I cannot get it out. It
feels like the plastic piece is hitting near where the drain tailpiece
hits the overflow pipe. Any suggestions? Time to call a plumber or
drain specialist?


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Old April 24th 06, 01:41 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default plastic piece from snake stuck in tub drain

Patience, patience, patience. Keep turning, twisting, GENTLY
tugging-pulling-yanking. Try:

twisting the snake the opposite way

taking the cover off of the overflow and hooking the snake with a bent
hanger to lift it before pulling

lubing it up with a bunch of liquid detergent or shampoo

Good luck!


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