Lifehacker posted something a little while back about using your shop vac as a drain opener. Huh?! Seriously, it works like this:
- Put some water in the tub so that it's at standing level above the drain.
- Turn on the shop vac and put it right on the drain.
- With the seal, let it run back and forth for a few minutes. Add more water and repeat the process.
So I tried it.
And you know what?
Now, granted, I may be over-enthusiastic, and there may be a problem deeper down the line I'm not aware of, but for a relatively quick fix, don't discount the ideas that might seem ridiculous out of hand. Be wiling to try a few. You may just be surprised at what actually works ;).
Cool. Interesting. Except I'd need to empty my shop vac first - given what is in there most of the time, unclogging the drain with the shop vac would result in a really gross mess... in the shop vac.
Other suggestions - depending on the nature of the drain/trap - a wire hanger? OR - a drain catch - one of theose things that can be inserted in the drain to catch hair - and then be removed to pull the hair out?
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