Remove tough tub clogs

Remove tough tub clogs

Remove tough tub clogs

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Tub, shower and sink drain blockages can be rough jobs if you don’t have the right equipment. The ideal drain cleaner needs to be small and lightweight enough to fit into tight areas while also providing the power needed to break through stubborn clogs. The RIDGID PowerClear drain cleaning machine is designed for plumbers who face those clogs on a regular basis.

The compact and versatile machine eliminates clogs from lines 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter while avoiding unpleasant and time-consuming messes. According to Larry Feskanich, RIDGID’s global marketing manager, it’s the compact unit’s cleanliness that’s the big attraction for plumbers. “With the PowerClear, drain cleaning doesn’t have to be messy anymore,” he says.

The PowerClear features Autofeed technology to keep users’ hands clean and free from touching the cable while advancing and retrieving it in the line. A guide hose also helps to keep the work area clean, making it the ideal machine for residential or commercial use. Weighing only 12 pounds, the lightweight design of the unit makes it easy to handle while still being powerful enough to clear tough blockages. Its 120-volt motor operates at 450 rpm, feeding cable at a rate of 18 feet per minute to a maximum of 25 feet, and its clear cover allows users to view how much cable is remaining. The heavy-duty inner core cable is also purpose-built for long life, increased strength and kink resistance. An easy-pull drain plug extends cable life by draining excess water from the machine after each use to help avoid corrosion.

“It’s been designed with not only the professional in mind, but also the at-home user who wants a lightweight, yet powerful, drain cleaning machine to eliminate common blockages found in tubs, showers and sinks,” Feskanich says.

A FOR/OFF/REV switch controls drum and cable rotation, and a pneumatic foot switch provides ON/OFF control of the motor. A GFCI is built into the line cord. It has a clear front housing to allow monitoring of cable. While the PowerClear drain cleaner is ideal for tub, shower, and sink clogs, it is not recommended for use with toilets. 800-769-7743; www.ridgid.com.



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