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Turbo Snake, a Review

I've mentioned before how much I hate the way my shower/tub drain is designed. There's nothing to stop the hair from going down the drain, where it gets caught up and clogs things up.  The drain stopper is supposed to come off so you can get something down in there and pull the gunk out, but the screw that holds it in won't budge, so I can't get it off - which means I can't get down in there to pull stuff out.  I've been trying with a screwdriver, and I can sometimes get a little, but it just doesn't work.

So, when I saw the ads for the Turbo Snake, I just had to try it.  I didn't order it from TV, because you can get all that 'As Seen on TV' stuff at Walgreens, so I got it there.  For $10 you get the bathtub Turbo Snake and the sink Turbo Snake - and the handy hook to hang them on. (Oh, joy!)

Today, I tried it, and I am very happy to say that it works!  I ended up using the one for the sink, because I couldn't seem to get the larger one down my drain.  Maybe I just wasn't doing it right, so I'll probably try again next time.  The smaller one seemed to work just fine.  I stuck it down the drain, past the stupid stopper that won't come out, twisted a little, and started pulling hair and gunk out of the drain.  And I kept pulling it out.  I could not believe how much was down there.  No wonder the drain was running slow.  It's much better now!

I didn't make my own video - because I didn't think of it, and because I really don't want anyone to see all my gunk, but I thought this video review was pretty good:

I agree, the one part I didn't like was that it was hard to get the hair off the end, but I can live with that knowing I can get down into the drain and get all that gunk out in the first place.  I love that I can clean my drains out now, and don't have to resort to using some kind of chemical drain cleaner.



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Mar. 16th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
I'd rather use that than Drain-o.
Mar. 18th, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
Me, too. I've had to resort to Drain-o in the past because there was nothing else I could do. I'm hoping I won't have to do that again.
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