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Doss anyone know of a sanitary/plumbers merchants in zurich?
I have a blocked drain and need to purchase a set of drain rods!

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Old 16.08.2021, 21:31
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Re: Drain rods

What are drain rods?

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Re: Drain rods

Brack.ch lists these various tools and cleaners under "Abflussreiniger":

https://www.brack.ch/search?query=ab...ve_search=true

A drain rod translates as an Abflussstab:

https://www.brack.ch/twistout-abflus...ackung-1188081
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Re: Drain rods

Many thanks
Hopefully the blockage is leaves and not a rodent😳

Have a good day.
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Re: Drain rods

Think I've seen them in Migros/Coop
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Re: Drain rods

I've never heard of such a thing either. Are they flexible to go around bends? Are they better than a drain snake?

FYI, they sell snakes here at most DIY shops. Ask for "Reinigungsspirale" if you can't find them.
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I've never heard of such a thing either. Are they flexible to go around bends? Are they better than a drain snake?
They are stiffer and are designed for those outside drains that don't have sharp bends. They'll help remove large blockages.
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Think I've seen them in Migros/Coop
What the leaves and rodents? I know Migros sells everything (except booze and tobacco) but ..
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Re: Drain rods

Though drain & chimney immensely popular in the UK, the Swiss who wrestle with charging a light bulb, baulk at the very though of clearing their own drains.

That said Swiss water pressure could come to your rescue. You‘ll need the metal device on the end of the hose to drive the head forward.

Don‘t let your neighbours see you using one…
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Though drain & chimney immensely popular in the UK, the Swiss who wrestle with charging a light bulb, baulk at the very though of clearing their own drains.

That said Swiss water pressure could come to your rescue. You‘ll need the metal device on the end of the hose to drive the head forward.

Don‘t let your neighbours see you using one…

If you have or can borrow a Karcher, you can get a hose that goes on the machine with a metal head that will clean through most things. I use it to periodically clean our kitchen sink drain pipe (the installers managed to put the pipe on a reverse slope, so stuff builds up).

Here is a link for the Karcher model from Coop that shows the idea. You can probably find it cheaper elsewhere. I bought mine from Aldi (their brand).

Link FR: https://www.bricoetloisirs.ch/gros-o...15-m/p/3202026
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