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PrntRhd
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join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA
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Re: Shower Drain Clogged - Call a Plumber or use Drain Cleaner?

I take the overflow plate off and use a thin hand-driven rotating snake tool, it gets further down the line, physically breaks up the clog area and residue and does not discolor or ruin the plating on the fixtures. Run hot water down the drain when the clog is broken up and the snake also comes out pretty clean. Yes, you wear gloves, thread it down the pipe, rotate to attach the auger to the hair clog.
My tool is almost exactly what Jack B is describing. Every reasonably handy homeowner should have one.

No chemical drain cleaner should ever be used on a hair clog, ineffective, dangerous to fixtures and dangerous to you.