Milwaukee Air Snake
Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
     
     
Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Sep 29, 2022 6:34 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Marcia [WI]) Sep 29, 2022 7:29 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by DJ [VA]) Sep 29, 2022 8:24 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 29, 2022 8:43 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 29, 2022 9:31 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Sep 30, 2022 7:00 AM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 30, 2022 7:12 AM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Sep 30, 2022 1:15 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by zero [IN]) Sep 30, 2022 7:16 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Oct 1, 2022 12:13 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by zero [IN]) Oct 5, 2022 8:45 AM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Shark [MI]) Oct 6, 2022 8:33 PM
       Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 6, 2022 8:35 PM

Click here to reply to this discussion.
Click Here to send this discussion to a friend

Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 6:34 PM
Message:

Unlike many or most, I still do a lot of my own repairs. Today I bought a Milwaukee Air Snake to clear clogged drains. My properties are old and many have convoluted plumbing. It must have been amusment for old plumbers to see if they can put 20 feet of pipe with a dozen turns in a 10 foot run. Has anyone tried the Air Snake with success. I will know tomorrow if it works on a problem sink in one of my rentals.

--172.93.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Marcia [WI]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 7:29 PM
Message:

Please let us know how that works. I would be very interested. Thanks --74.199.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 8:24 PM
Message:

As in pressurized air instead of a metal snake?

My plumber did that once - blew the clog right out.

Pretty amazing.

If it's the same thing, as I suspect - I think you'll like it.

I hope so! : ) --68.229.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 8:43 PM
Message:

Another type of snake is hose that is connected to pressure washer where high jets will clear out clogs. Never tried where some plumbers have a professional type of snake. If already have good pressure washer then may work well. Had a ridged 800 serious snake where it took two or three tries to clear out a clogged main drain. It was important to keep water running when using a snake where as the drain was being clear out most of debris would go down. Those pressure type of snakes are sold on amazon. --68.69.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2022 9:31 PM
Message:

STOP! Please read before using an AIR Drain Cleaning Device -- any make or model. CHEMICAL BURNS

The one thing in common when you ask your Tenant or Occupant of a rental, "Did you try any Drain Cleaner to Clear the Clog"? Most of the time they will say "NO"! Which some of the time if false, a lie of they didn't know what another occupant in the rental tried to clear the clog themselves.

So when you TRY TO USE your Air Drain Cleaner it could:

1) Have blow back from the sink's overflow hole into your face and or eyes. Or from the bathtub over flow cover.

2) Because most of you are NOT A LICENSED PLUMBER with Hundreds of hours experience using snaking devices:

Air Snake Heads may not seat on the drain propertly because:

a) the faucet spout is in your way so the Air Snake Can't seat properly and you will have fluid blow back on your hands, arms, body and face.

--47.156.xx.xx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 7:00 AM
Message:

Robert makes some valid points which are covered by both the manual and common sense. The Milwaukee Air Snake has an angled head so that faucet interference is not an issue. It can be done safely without a plumber's license or hundreds of hours of experience. The tool is a bit pricey ($399) but I save at least $125 each time I solve an issue without calling my licensed plumber with hundreds of hours of experience. --172.93.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 7:12 AM
Message:

Hello RichE, IL. You are correct if you buy the expensive model with all of the bells and whistles -- the angle attachment.

However online and at stores they have the plastic knock off from $39 to $89 DOLLARS which has only a few attachments to their air gun. No of which are good enough on a shallow sink with a now arch faucet -- straight spout.

I've had around 4 to 5 people who are handy that have tried the tool under my supervision. INSTEAD of allowing them to try it on the clogged sink, I have them go to another sink and the first few times they get blowback into their face, eyes and body/arms.

Had they tried this on the faucet with the clog and a pint of Drain"o", they would have been blind or have chemical burns on their face. --47.156.xx.xx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 1:15 PM
Message:

Well after clearing a sink and a tub I am a big fan of this tool. I started with 5 lbs. Of pressure and had to increase it by 5 lbs, until I hit 20lbs, but it cleared the line and now both sink and tub run like a champ. No leaks or blown out connections. --174.192.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2022 7:16 PM
Message:

Rich,

Get us a model number for that bad boy. I would love to look at the info on it.

I promise to wear a hazmat suit before I use it... pinky swear. --107.147.xx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by RichE [IL]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2022 12:13 PM
Message:

Milwaukee 2572B-21 M12 AIRSNAKE Drain Cleaning Air Gun Kit --67.186.xxx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2022 8:45 AM
Message:

Thanks RichE,

Wish Dewalt made one as all my batteries are for that brand.

Still interesting tho, especially if I cleared drains for tenants. --107.147.xx.xxx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Shark [MI]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2022 8:33 PM
Message:

Just bought mine from Home Depot. Hoping to put it to good use right away! Many of the sellers advertised on the Milwaukee site are sold out. It seems like most of my local Home Depots have only one in stock. Very anxious to see how it works. Hopefully it won't blow out too many P-traps. --68.37.xx.xx




Milwaukee Air Snake (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 6, 2022 8:35 PM
Message:

Or have chemical laced sewer water get blown back into your face! Wear eye protection, gloves and long sleeves. --47.156.xx.xx



Click Here to send this discussion to a friend
Report discussion to Webmaster


Reply:
Subject: RE: Milwaukee Air Snake
Your Name:
Your State:

Message:
Milwaukee Air Snake
Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: