As Seen On TV Plumbing Gadgets… Do they work?

published on July 12, 2020

You've probably seen commercials forvarious products that claim to unclogyour drains clean your pipes or evenremove years of food buildup but do anyof these as-seen-on-tv solutionsactually work well we're about to findout there's a multitude of products

Floating around that blast air down yourdrain and supposedly unclog it but howeffective are they let's find out with alittle product called plumb awayincluded in the kit is an extensionhandle the canister with free installed

Cap and a universal adapter to fitnearly any drain using this thing ispretty simple just place it over yourtarget and give it a firm press to fireit off the universal adapter can beutilized in a traditional Flender style

Or you could flip it over to fit it downthe drain as well for those deep waterapplications you can just slide theextension handle right over the base ofthe can and make that magic happenwithout getting wet we created a

Makeshift drainage system out of thismodified bathroom caddy even dropped insome clear pipes balling up some papertowels in conjunction with some waterand egg and some savory grease a monsterwas made to put the plum away to the

Test this tasty treat was then mashedinto a cylindrical shape and skillfullyshoved through the pipe and into thep-trap yep that's what it's called incase you didn't know for good measureclog was topped off with more delicious

Slurry and left to sit out for abouthalf an hour with time up a littlecolored water was added to the pipe toconfirm that the clog was sufficientlylodged into place preventing any flowwhatsoever all that's left is to shake

Up the cannister and position itdirectly over the drain once in placejust pressed down on the can firmly whenactivated the plum away fires a powerfuljet of air assault right down into thepipe and it forcefully expels all the

Clogs that were in its way after runningthis thing several times we've got toadmit the results were phenomenal andcompletely effortless all that was leftwas to run some more water through thepipe and give it a final blast spilling

Any remnants and making way for thegreen gobbler that's right folks thisemulsifying packet of goodness willclean your pipes in an eco-friendly wayonce youget the contents of the cylinder out

You've got the solution packet a drainsnake and some instructions now youdon't really need the instructionsbecause they're actually printed righton the exterior of the packaging withthe commercial claiming that the green

Gobbler works on grease organic matterand paper amongst other things a stripof cardboard was dipped into the slurrybucket and jammed into the end of thepipe thumb style after moving it intoposition with the clog creator some

Green water revealed that the real sealhadn't occurred a few paper towels werethen inserted as a final plug in thewater was dumped from the pipe thesolution was then poured into the draina little bit at a time with some hot

Water to back it up and kick it intohigh gear since the commercial showed atime-lapse of Gilbert gobbler in actionthe solution was stirred and left for ahalf hour to see how much damage itcould do to the blockage coming back to

Check well not much upon return someblue food coloring was added to thewater with none of it making through thebarrier even a mini plunger didn't helpmuch so the drain snake burst onto thescene poking prodding and writhing

Around for about a minute there wasfinally a little bit of movement withthe situation reaching critical mass webusted out Tom crappers trusty side onplacing the plunger directly over thedrain our movement was made the

Old-fashioned way clearing the pipes outwith relative ease as you can imagine wewere famished so the team headed over tothe household hacker kitchen to whip upsome burgers and a fresh batch of greasyrunoff our team foreman provided

Generously in the green gobbler had onemore chance to make things right thegrease was poured into the drain andallowed to harden for about 20 minutesafter that we poured some water andslowly and put a little food coloring in

There to ensure that he had solidifiedcompletely and blocked the pipe onceagain the green gobbler was addedstirred and did nothing at all for quitesome time here's a 30-minute time lapseof the gobbler attempting to make its

Way through the grease barrier you cancertainly see a little movement butnothing particularly promising giving upon just the powder alone Old SnakePlissken join the party and dive downdeep into the la brea grease pits

Surprisingly this started to break upthe mass eventually allowing it to bemostly expelled after adding some hotwater from the top now whether the drainsnake did all the work or if the greengobbler contributed to breaking down the

Greedy grip of the grease is certainlyup for debate but suffice to say theonly green that this gobbler gobblescomes straight from your wallet next upis the clear drain which we've dubbedaround the office the poopy pickaxe this

Masterpiece in excess claims to blow ahole in its competition using the powerof co2 quickly and easily snipping thepackage open the contents will slideright out once you perform a feat ofstrength there's a removable cover that

Conceals the cartridge chamber someincluded co2 canisters a dual useplunger there's also a thin sheet ofplastic that can be used as a toiletsplash guard or a youth poncho oh rightwe've also got this little bag of small

Discs these single-use discs areinstalled into the body of the device toensure maximum pressure is reached whenthe unit is engaged installationcouldn't be simpler just slide thecartridge into the end of the pickaxe

And then screw on the yellow tip that'sit since this beast is sure to impress anew plug was created using the burgergrease collection from earlierunfortunately it wasn't extremelyagreeable just wanted to stick on

Everything the executive decision wasmade to jam it up with both the greaseand the glove again a half-hour wasgiven to allow the clogged oh really getin thereinitially the plunger tip didn't quite

Fit the drain but when flipped over andallowed a proper seal to be establishedonce lined up you just give this thing avery slight push down and whoop out goesthe cloth you can really see the insanepower this thing puts out which led us

To our next test our test bench wasaimed towards the wall in this iron manmast made for a great test target weclogged the pipe with an assortment ofdeliciously coated paper towel soessentially a giant spitball finally the

Unit was reloaded with a new cartridgeand fired off direct hit as far as theclear drain is concernedI Love You 3000rounding out our list today is the sani360 once removed from the packaging it

Was evident that this foaming cleanerisn't so much for cleaning pipes as itis for masking that wet dog food smellthat's seeping out of your shower drainbetween clogs we did use this sandy 360to bring a spit shine back to the

Testbench and cover up that funky burgergrease aroma you just blast the foaminto the drain and hope that it's makingits way through the pipes now because ofour patented clear pipe technology youcan see that the water in the p-trap

Actually stops the foam from going anyfurtherobviously when you pour some water downthe drain it will eventually make itsway through but that means that only theupper portion of your pipes are getting

Perched while the sandy 360 merelypassed through the rest so enclosing thesandy 360 is a temporary solution to alasting problem and that awful smell isgoing to return with a vengeancejust like John McClane in my favorite

Movie die hard 3 yippee-ki-yay greengobbler we'll see you next time

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