Yes, you can use your wet/dry vac to unclog a drain. Hold the opening of the nozzle over the drain to suck out the clog. If nothing comes up, push the nozzle as far into the drain as it will go. Hopefully, this will dislodge the clog.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to unclog outside drain and French drain pipes?
1 Remove Debris at the Outdoor Drain’s Opening. Your yard drain pipe will have some kind of grate over the opening to catch large debris like leaves, twigs, and so on. 2 Check Drainage Cleanouts and Termination Point. ... 3 Snake or Hose Out Outdoor Drains. ... 4 Flush Outside Drains Periodically. ...
What can I do to keep my yard drain pipe from clogging up?
Flush the drain piping with water, using a garden hose. Run water down each drain pipe to make sure it is working properly. If possible, snake the running hose down into the pipe to help push out any remaining debris. You can also use multiple hoses to force even more water through the drain.
How do you unclog a rain gutter drain?
Remove the snake from the pipe. Run water into the opposite end of the pipe. Shove a hose into one end of the pipe. Check to see how far it goes before it is blocked. Draw a mark on the hose with a pen and pull the hose out. Place this marked length of hose above the underground drain pipe.
What's the best way to unclog a water pipe?
Mix 1⁄ 2 cup (120 mL) of baking soda with 1⁄ 2 cup (120 mL) of table salt. Stir the mixture with a spoon to ensure a consistent solution. Gently pour the mixture down the drain and let it sit in the piping for 10 to 20 minutes. Flush the drain with hot water and see if the drain clears.