Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Equipment & Safety > Tools

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 199
Share |
Default

What is the best power rod for clogged drains?


What is the best power rod for clogged drains?

I tried a manual one, can it gets stuck, I think on a lip or something, when I have the plumbers out with their rodding machine, that goes through no problem, it seems that one, swings the cable around to it gets over the lip.

I also tried on you attach to a drill and that was worthless.

Is it worth it do spend $400 for one of the rodding machines?

Is there any technique to using one? I am just worried about forking over the $400 and the have the cable get stuck on the lip again.
abefroman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,264
Default

What is the best power rod for clogged drains?


The best drain cleaning machine is probably a "jetter". Basically, a jetter is a high pressure washer with a long hose you push into your drain pipe. You connect the jetter to a water supply and the electric pump pumps that water down the jetter's hose. The water comes out the nozzle at the end of the hose at anywhere from 800 to 2100 psi, and cleans the ID of your drain pipe clean as a whistle.

Because of the way the jetter works, you can use the same jetter to clear anything from a 1 1/4 inch drain to a 6 inch drain pipe. The jetter hose is much thinner and more flexible than a metal snake, so it's easier to get into and out of drains. The jetter hose doesn't rust like a steel snake, so there's virtually no chance of having it break or get stuck in the drain pipe.

But, even an inexpensive jetter is gonna cost more than $400, I think.

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/KJ1350-Water-Jetter

Maybe have a video inspection of your drain piping done to see what's actually causing the clog. You may have a cracked drain pipe, in which case clearing it is only a temporary fix.
__________________
Bashing my head against the walls in some of the internet's finest chat rooms.

Last edited by Nestor_Kelebay; 02-16-2009 at 01:29 PM.
Nestor_Kelebay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I get power to a new ceiling fan? sestivers Electrical 12 04-25-2011 02:11 PM
Wring for Lincoln Power Mig Welder vstoyko Electrical 17 01-15-2009 06:15 PM
safe way to add extension to power cord sil Electrical 7 10-18-2007 09:58 PM
Problem W/ Power after Switching Outlets... G19-Fanatic Electrical 17 08-28-2006 01:55 PM
Partial power on same fuse! joyjam Electrical 5 07-10-2005 10:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.