what a great tool! this was used to unblock a sink waste that runs under my floor saving hours of messing about lifitng floor boards to find the blockage. It takes a bit of time but with some careful use i have pulled all sorts of rubbish from the pipe and the waste now flows freely. well recommended!
18 Mar 2011
great tool brought it to unblock shower pipe work and worked first time very easy to use and well worth the money as also well made
26 Mar 2015
1 more thing in one's armoury
There is no perfect drain unblocking tool.
Proper drain rods are of course the best IF, but only IF, you can use them.
Their problem is that they are far too stiff to get round the bottom and out of a normal downpipe drain hopper.
This tube can. But then it isn't really strong enough to break through a serious blockage.
Eventually managed the job. First with this, then with ordinary hose pipe.
(Can't get at other end due to hidden joint piece with pipe in man hole. Drain rod in man hole just goes along the "straight" route, bypassing the blocked section !!!)
15 Mar 2015
A very good and low cost tool
I used this to unblock the bathroom sink drain. This small drain is about 2 m long from the sink to the main waste pipe and has two 90 degree bends in different directions. After removing the U bend, it was easy to push the rod through the entire length of the drain, including the two 90 deg bends, rotating the rod when needed. It cleaned the blockage after 3 pushes through.
The only issue was the flimsy black plastic handle which snapped in one place before I had started. But I was still able to successfully use the tool.
14 Mar 2015