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Old 06-05-2016, 09:03 PM   #16
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The thicker the diameter of the coil, the stiffer it will be. So when you push against a clog 40 ft away in the pipe, the coil will have less flex to bend up some where in the middle. Off course when pushing against a clog you'll also need to spin the head so it can dig into the mess.

The 50 ft x 1/2 inch coil saved me tons of $$$. Highly recommend it. It's also not very expensive... at 27 bucks I used it and tossed it away in the garbage bin without any remorse.


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Interesting. Why does the diameter of the cable matter. I always figured the head did all the cleaning.

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Old 06-08-2016, 07:33 PM   #17
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Grease clogs tend to re block with small snakes. I also ran hot water down the drain for a while after getting it open. I would also suggest you purchase a can of Bio Clean.
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Hi,

Are you referring to Bio-Clean Spectic Bacteria? I've seen the stellar reviews for it on Amazon but I'm just a bit fearful to use it because it's a "bio" & "bacteria" agent. According to the product description it is activated with water and then it multiples on it own. Sounds like an effective product... it can work vertically in the pipe system against gravity where as the other chemical agents cannot.
I would have to apply it from the kitchen sink and then wash i down with water so it goes into the pipe. Concern is the bacteria multiplying onto the sink, dishwasher, counter top, etc... and getting onto food and spreading like that Am I being over cautious? How would you contain it to the pipe system?

Can someone please chime in on this to clarify.
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I've been using it for 17 years and never had to snake any drain in the house. I highly recommend it. It eats hair, grease, scum and all the little nasty's. It will not hurt the pipe. It does do one nasty thing though it poops water as a waste.

P.S. you can eat this stuff it's that safe.
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