Why cant I get the snake to go down the drain? Too much force – When you’re trying to dislodge a blockage, it can be tempting to try and force a snake cable through the drain too fast. If you force it, sometimes the cable can bend back on itself or kink. Instead of forcing the cable, extend the snake cable a few inches at a time until you reach the clog.
How do you get a snake out of a drain trap?
- Place the cable of the drain auger at the beginning of the drain opening.
- Turn the handle for the drain auger clockwise to start the cable through the drain.
- Pull the cable back a little when you reach a corner by turning the handle counterclockwise.
How do you get Jetter hose unstuck? The best advice we’ve heard to free a stuck sewer jetter is to start by running water at low pressure through the jetter for about an hour to flush away any loose sediment that’s near the jetter nozzle.
Can a drain snake break a pipe? Drain Snakes Can Damage Pipes
While billed as devices that are easy to use by anyone and everyone, drain snakes can be hard to manage, and if used improperly, can damage pipes. Old pipes in many homes are galvanized, or coated in zinc, which was done to prevent the pipe from rusting or corroding.