Don't call a plumber, you can fix a clogged drain yourself. Watch as Eric shows you how to unclog a drain using a drain snake or auger and power tools. Have fun!
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Learn how to unclog a drain using vaseline, a plunger and rubber gloves.
Don't call a pricey plumber! Anyone with a few tools can unclog a drain -- without even resorting to those strong, toxic chemicals. Most of the time, anyway. You will need baking soda, vinegar, rubber gloves, cleaning rags or duct tape, a rubber plunger, a plumber's snake, pet ...more
Retrieve anything you've dropped down the drain with this simple tip. No pipe wrenches or plumbers needed. Family Hack brings you this how to video on unclogging a drain using a vacuum cleaner!
This how to video teaches you to handle a clogged drain. This great tutorial gives a step by step guide to cleaning out your drain and keeping it clear.
This video details the procedure for unclogging a drain without the use of drain clearing chemicals. This procedure is intended to be used in the event of a drain being clogged with hair. A tool for this task would be a wire hanger, modified to have the bottom removed, and two ...more
Learn how to unclog a clogged drain by using a snake designed for plumbing. We'll show you how to use this snake to unclog your drain. Video: .
It is apparently all about the "P-Trap". If you have a hard to unclog drain in your sink, watch this tutorial for tips on how to fix it. If your sink is hopelessly stopped up, you will need to remove and adjust the "P-trap". In this video, you will learn exactly what this mean ...more
Need to degunk a clogged bathroom sink? The process, while just as gross as you might expect (and perhaps even just a little bit grosser), is nevertheless very straightforward. For a complete, step-by-step overview of how to easily unclog your own sink drain, watch this free h ...more
In this video Erin Bried shows how to unclog a slow drain without calling a plumber. First put 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the drain. The two ingredients react when put in the drain together. After about 15 minutes have gone by ...more
In this video from prohandymanlv we learn how to unclog a shower drain. Often people with long hair will have this problem as it falls out and combines with oils and shampoos to form a ball of blockage in the drain. Use gloves when working with drains. First remove the shower ...more
Do you have a clogged drain? In this DIY tutorial, Karen Schmidt shows you how to fix a clogged vanity sink drain. You'll never have to call a plumber to unclog your pipes again with this how to video.
First of all put a bucket under the trap. Now use your hand to loosen the handle of the PVC type trap. Loosen both the two plastic nuts on the ends. Remove the nuts that are holding to the drain pipe. Now when you remove this trap from the drain pipe a little dirty water comes ...more
To unclog a drain without the help of a plumber you will need 1/2 of a cup of baking soda and 1/2 of a cup of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain. Next, pour the vinegar down the drain. It will react with the baking soda and bubble up. Then, close the drain and ...more
Sit back grad some popcorn and learn how to remove the drain stopper, or plunger from your bathtub, so that you can replace it, or remove a hair clog. It's pretty easy to do, this video will show step-by-step what you need to do to remove the drain stopper so that you can rep ...more
In this video you will see how to remove the plunger rod when unclogging a sink. To unclog a sink drain, remove the bent portion the drain and clear it out. Normally something or the other gets stuck inside it causing the clog. Also check out both ends of the other pipes. The ...more
Glass is one of the least reactive substances known to chemistry. It is the standard container material for almost all lab chemicals because it's so inert. But there are a couple of substances that have strong reactions with glass. Sodium hydroxide, aka solid drain cleaner or ...more
Sodium (chemical symbol Na) is an interesting element. It reacts in contact with both oxygen and water, and several sodium salts are used to produce a yellow color in fireworks. The metallic form has limited uses in chemistry, and is too soft and reactive to be used as a buil ...more
It can be pretty nasty when your kitchen sink gets clogged. The kitchen is an easy sink to clog up - food, trash and tons of other junk can get caught in the delicate drain. In this 90 second tutorial, learn how to unclog that sink and get things running smoothly again. A bloc ...more
When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more
Big Tony The Plumber shows you how to unclog a sink. Use a snake. Go in and out of the drain with the snake until the clog is cleared. Watch the video to see it done.
A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more
This is a do-it-yourself video of how to unclog your sink when it is clogged up. First plug the sink stopper so that no water flows into the drain. Now place a bucket below the U-bend and remove the bend by rotating the coupler. If there is any water in the bend it will fall i ...more
Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It'll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won't go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don't have to resort to calling an ...more
Certain ingredients that a professional chef might work with in a restaurant-style setting may seem bizarre, dangerous, and even downright scary to a home cook, and for good reason. One of these examples is lye. Yes, that's lye, the alkaline base used to make soap, dissolve h ...more
Mixing water and electricity is extremely risky and potentially lethal, yet that's exactly what I did with the Scariac. In its simplest form, the Scariac is just a glorified version of two wires in a bucket of water, but it's actually one of the cheapest power controllers you ...more
Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and getting a dent in your car or truck. Even if you're as careful as possible, you can't always account for runaway shopping carts, wrongly thrown footballs, out-of-nowhere light posts, and other real-life annoyances. Howe ...more
To make soap, you need fat, and if you've seen Fight Club, you're probably well aware of where soapmaker Tyler Durden got his fat from. Liposuction clinics. If you're not willing to go that far for a perfect bar of homemade soap, you can just use some drain cleaner and America ...more
I became a big fan of polenta while studying Italian cooking. Previously, it never occurred to me that ground corn could create a dish that could rival the best pastas or potatoes. Those rich, golden bowls of cornmeal, cooked until tender and flavored with good olive oil, butt ...more
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you how to use a newer product where any homeowner can remove most common hair clogs in sinks and tubs without taking anything apart and not causing damage to metal parts of sink or tub.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver different colors by electrochemical anodizing. Without using paint, you can give a silver surface various colors by anodizing it. WARNING: Anodizing solution is corrosive, so wear gloves at all times when ...more
Elizabeth Chamberlain with Space Lift demonstrates how to stop overspending with feng shui at home. Feng shui is a great way to stop overspending and start saving. First, find your focus room by looking at your energy map. Lay your energy map over your home floor plan. The wea ...more
In this video from thingstoknow we learn how to unclog your garbage disposal and sink. If your sink is clogged and you have a garbage disposal, turn on the disposal first, then turn on the water, and hold the plug down. This will force the water into the line and you'll feel t ...more
If you just gave up drinking soda and you don't know what to do with the six-pack of Coke gathering dust in your garage, then this article is perfect for you. The acidity, sugar content and carbonated nature of most soda drinks are perfect for a number of surprisingly practica ...more
Got a clogged toilet on your hands? Before you call the plumber or bust out the plunger, try one of the five DIY methods listed below, all of them incorporating common tools or ingredients easily found in your closet, kitchen or medicine cabinet. If you already have liquid di ...more