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Clearing a Clogged Drain With a Draino Bottle

After pouring 1.5 bottles of horrid caustic chemicals down the drain to no avail, I found I was able to clear a tough clogged shower drain with just the empty bottle:

  • pour kettle full of boiling water into drain
  • stuff overflow drain with plastic wrap (so that pressure is directed toward the clog, not out the top)
  • invert empty draino bottle placing mouth around drain, forming a tight seal
  • squeeze bottle rapidly and forcefully

Don’t get boiling water in your eyes.