Not as great as advertised
While it does send a blast of pressurized air through your pipes, it doesn't clear the pipes "permanently" as a snake might. I had a badly clogged toilet. I tried the BAAM three times. Each time it got a little better. It may have successfully "pushed" the blockage a little further down the pipe drain each time I used it. Yet, the toilet still plugged up again after a few uses. Now I just have to find out what Overstock's policy is on returns ;-)
This works well, and removes blockages that other consumer products can't--or can't conveniently. But there are a few things to remember: 1. Robustly seal off overflow drains in sinks and tubs. (In tubs, you'll have to unscrew the guard grill over the drain.) E.g., in round overflow drains, hammer in corks or rubber stoppers--and have a third hand holding them in too, if possible. In oval overflow drains, plug them with wet towels and tape them in with gorilla tape -- and have a third hand over them too. If you don't, there's a risk of splattering a wide area with dirty water. (This seems like a lot of work, but it only takes a few minutes.) 2. Hold the blaster tight to the drain with as much weight as you can. Otherwise its blast effect will be weakened and you may get wet. (There should be water above the drain level for greatest effect.) 3. If the blaster seems to lose the ability to be pumped up--i.e., if the air leaks out as it is being pumped--lubricate the pump rod with lithium grease. (Or, in a pinch, cooking oil.)
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