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Old 08-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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bought the hand spinner today, as you suggested, to unclog my shower drain.

Used it a few minutes before realizing the tip was coated in plastic which I cut off.

I was surprised I didn't get a big glob of hair, like when I unclog the bathroom sinks. The metal coil just seemed covered in a bit of black gloop. But water now drains.

So, if the drain was clogged and all I did was poke a hole in the clog I imagine it'll clog up again before long. Wish there were something, not harmful to septics, to cleanse the drain. Maybe the soda and vinegar? Or, next time, now that I know there's not a wad of hair I might just use a plunger as was also suggested.

thanks for all your help. I'm feeling very handy lately instead of bewildered by everything.

P.S. directions say to clean and oil the metal wire after using. What do I oil it with? My choices are WD4, car oil or knife honing oil.


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Wd40 is mostly crap. use engine oil.
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WD40 works well in this application. That is what I use.
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WD40 is a light oil dissolved in a solvent....when you use it...the solvent helps to get the oil into tight places while providing a cleaning action. Then, over a short period of time the solvent evaporates off leaving the oil.

WD40 seems to get and unjustified bad rap from some people. But in reality, it's actually a good product when used for what it was designed for....solvent and oil in one.

I guess some people say it's bad because they used it in the wrong application.

Getting back on target...If I was going to use oil....transmission oil would be my choice. It's lighter and will provide 'some' cleaning action....and it's cheaper than WD40.
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^what Dawg said^
With a cable you're looking to inhibit rust. Lubrication is second.
If you want the real stuff- get some Snake Oil

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