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Also known as a snake.
- Consists of a coiled spiral cable, usually 1/4î thick and of varying lengths.
- The most basic type has a z-shaped handle used to crank the cable as it snakes through the drain.
- Another type uses a funnel-shaped container to store the cable and then to spin it as it works its way through the drain.
- Professionals use an auger attached to a drill or other device that spins the cable. Usually these versions can maneuver a much longer cable.