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Skill Level: Beginner
Tools List for Snaking a Drain:
1. Richard recommends avoiding drain cleaning chemicals when possible.
2. He instead suggests using a drum auger, also called a snake, for clearing a stoppage.
3. For a shower, remove the strainer and run the snake down the drain until the stoppage clears.
4. In a bathtub, remove the overflow and run the snake through that opening.
Drum augers can be found at a home center or plumbing supply store.
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