What is a plumbers snake?

What is a plumber’s snake/worm and how does it work?

Asked by Kelly on 11th Apr 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi Kelly

A plumber's snake or drain snake is a slender, flexible auger used to dislodge clogs in plumbing. The plumber's snake is often reserved for difficult clogs that cannot be loosened with a plunger. It is also sometimes called a toilet jack."
Answered on 11th Apr 2022 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"Hi, there is a Plumber's Snake.
Is used to unblock drains that are hard to access, it can go around corners due to its flexible nature in order to fix issues in tight spots.
Easy to use but do be careful not to push it in too far and lose your end."
Answered on 11th Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hi, it’s basically like a long spring that you push down the pipe to clear blockages."
Answered on 11th Apr 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"A Plumber's Snake is a flexible auger (drill bit) that is used to dislodge plumbing system clogs. When a plunger is not strong enough to do the trick, a snake is usually efficient"
Answered on 12th Apr 2022 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
"I think it's probably a pipe bender. This is a tough spring-like device that is threaded into a copper pipe. This allows the copper pipe to be bent without kinking."
Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"It is a Electronic mechanical cleaning machine that goes through the waste pipe and clean blockage buy pushing the cable through and the mechanic spin to cut any think in the way"
Answered on 5th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"It’s a small spring for clearing blockages in lower diameter pipe, not used as much as there are powerful liquid drain cleaners/clearers available"
Answered on 11th Apr 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
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