The Awesome/Gross Drain Claw

by DIY Maven

The Awesome/Gross Drain Claw

When the makers of The Draw Claw offered up a freebie for me to try out, I watched one of their videos and was simultaneously intrigued and seriously grossed out. Intrigued because my master bathroom's sink was experiencing slow-drain symptoms. Grossed out because I shed like a collie and KNEW the cause of the lazy drain. 

In the past, MWT has actually dismantled the trap underneath the sink to get at the hair ball clogs, which made me feel totally guilty because the ball was made up of 18" long brunette hair. NOW, the this Claw thingy, I could tackle my OWN clogs. Wonderful! (And gross.)

Okay, so the reusable and environmentally-friendly Drain Claw arrived in the mail last week. About five minutes after opening the little package I was fishin' for hair, feeling very empowered. I snaked the

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How To: Make a Mini-Snake for Your Bathroom Drain.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make a Mini-Snake for Your Bathroom Drain.
Tiny plumbing problems in the kitchen or bathroom sink may require the work of a professional, OR, you may be able to get them figured out with one of these: a handmade mini-snake for minor plumbing drama. This simple combo of some thin stainless steel wire and a pair of needlenose pliers might just de-gunk your drains, and then stores easily for future use. "Simply bend several individual wires (not strands) out in different directions from the...

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How To Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

by Chris Gardner

"Drains are hidden heroes in your home. If you’re lucky, you can go for years without thinking about them, but when dirty sink water suddenly won’t go away or a toilet won’t flush, they can be a major frustration. A plugged drain certainly demands attention, but fixing it is probably something you can do yourself. You’ll get faster results than calling a pro, and you’ll save money, too."

How To Unclog Drains Without Chemicals

Unclog sinks, tubs, toiilets and more with these tips from...

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How To Free a Stuck Garbage Disposal.

by Chris Gardner

Our garbage disposal jams at least three or four times a month...partially because my wife tries to overextend it, and partially because it sucks. So last time, I ask the maintance man to show me how to do fix it so they wouldn't have to come so often. He refused, citing some legal ramifications. So I told him no thanks, and that I'd just figure it out myself.

So, I did.

How To Free a Stuck Garbage Disposal.
 
Materials:
    Kitchen Tongs
    Flashlight
    1/4” Allen wrench (hex key)

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