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Snake The Bathtub Drain
Snaking the bathtub drain through overflow
Photo © Aaron Stickley
Insert the end of the snake cable into the overflow opening. Holding the cable firmly with one hand, use the other hand to run the snake. Slowly and firmly feed the cable into the drain.

Never snake from the drain; you run the risk of breaking the pipe because it is not meant for any snake to go down this direction. The bend in the drain is normally too sharp for the snake.

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