A Sewer (Plumbing, Drain or Drain Auger) Snake is flexible coiled wire made to travel down into pipes. The flexibility of the snake allows it to twist and bend around pipe joints and connecting angles. The purpose of a snake is to clear interior piping from clogs by forcing its way through them and opening the pipe back up to normal drainage. Snakes can be used for any drain pipe clog removal, from sewer pipes to bathroom sink traps, with equal effectiveness.
The least powerful snake for home use is a hand-powered model, but there are also other powered models. Some are electric, while others are designed to attach to a handheld power drill. Be careful not to use a power drill attachment on full speed when running the drain snake through the pipe. When snaking a drain, it is best to try to catch the clog on the corkscrew auger and pull it slowly back up through the drain if possible, rather than forcing it loose and sending it further into the drain where it could become lodged again. Before using a drain snake, prepare the area with plenty of old towels since it can often get messy.
Milwaukee's Drain Cleaner allows quick, easy rodding of up to 2 inch wastelines. The front drum holds up to 25 feet of 3/8 inch or 40 feet of 5/16 inch inner core cable. The keyless chuck offers quick hand tightening and cable feed. Constructed with all ball and roller bearings and a rust resistant aluminum drum this tool is built to last. The trigger speed control, reversing motor helps protect the cable from damage.
The Operator's/Safety Manual for this machine will be provided to the customer during the rental period. The operator of the machine should read and understand the Operator's/Safety Manual before using the machine.
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