Cobra Products Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool, 1-Pack

Cobra Products

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The best price we've seen on Amazon in the past 9 months was $5.25 last September. The current price is $0.22 (4%) higher than the cost at its lowest.

$6.89 21 % Drop

$ 5.47

15 May, 2019
Previous Price

$ 6.89

9 May, 2019
Amazon.com Rating

4.4

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Was $5.46 on Oct 3, 2018
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Price Activity

DatePrice ActionPrice
15 May, 2019Price Drop$5.47
9 May, 2019Price Increase$6.89
3 May, 2019Price Drop$5.47
27 Apr, 2019Price Increase$6.89
10 Oct, 2018Price Increase$5.47
18 Aug, 2018First Price Seen$5.47
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Product Details

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  • B00OM31OOM Amazon ASIN
  • Cobra Products Brand
  • Categories

    Tools & Home Improvement, Drain Cleaning Equipment, Rough Plumbing

Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 12 Reviews
  • April 24, 2019 Last Review Date
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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

My shower isnt draining and this is what it looks like - i have no idea how to open the drain to look inside, plsase help! [R]

3 weeks agoHumanWithoutIdentity posted submission on fixit.
April 24, 2019

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7 months, 1 week agoAstramancer_ posted submission on DIY.
Oct. 7, 2018

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7 months, 1 week agoAstramancer_ posted comment on DIY.
Oct. 10, 2018

"Zip-it"

https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Products-Drain-Cleaning-1-Pack/dp/B00OM31OOM

It's like a cheap drain auger but really easy to use it's incredibly effective at getting hair out.

Word of advice: Wear gloves. Latex, Nitrile, whatever, wear some disposable gloves. The hair wad is going to so smell like death.

General Feedback/Getting Started Questions and Answers [Weekly Thread] [R]

11 months, 2 weeks agoAstramancer_ posted submission on DIY.
June 3, 2018

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11 months, 1 week agoAstramancer_ posted comment on DIY.
June 10, 2018

Hair catchers can help a lot. There's a bunch of different varieties, but they're all basically the same concept: A mesh that water can flow through and hair generally doesn't get through.

As for cleaning out your drain, my go-to is a "Zip-it" - a thin flexible barbed strip of plastic. Jam it down the drain (and it can get past the metal bar) and pull it up, and you'll get a disgusting lump of hair out. Sometimes you have to do it a couple of times to get it all.

A couple of notes: It smells absolutely disgusting. Wear impermeable gloves, like disposable latex or nitrile. Have a small trashbag available right there to put the disgusting mass into. And the mass of hair can be annoying to get off the zip it (since, you know, barbed), so you might want to have something ready to cut the hair.

But once you get the mass of hair out? It's like night and day. I've never had a chemical drain clearer be even 10% as effective as a zip-it, and there's no risk to the plumbing from harsh chemicals. I'm not even sure the zip-it is hard enough to scratch PVC.

When you are having a nice shower and then you look down [R]

1 year, 8 months agoderpyhuskygirl posted submission on traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns.
Sept. 7, 2017
1 year, 8 months agoderpyhuskygirl posted on traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns.
Sept. 7, 2017

For serious, these things make life with long hair so much easier. You can find them in most hardware stores and plumbing sections for about $2 IRL - https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Products-Drain-Cleaning-1-Pack/dp/B00OM31OOM/ref=pdlpovtph60lpimg2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3JJKZ4WCPS840328VZA3

LPT Request: Best cleaning supplies/methods for apartment? [R]

1 year, 11 months agoJune 10, 2017

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1 year, 11 months agoAstramancer_ posted on LifeProTips.
June 11, 2017

The most important thing is to not let it get super gross. It takes a few minutes to wipe down with your cleaner of choice, or an hour of hard scrubbing and harsh chemicals to dislodge that mysterious black growth.

A surprisingly good cleaner is a vinegar+blue dawn mixture. Heat up the vinegar to not quite boiling, pour into a spray bottle. Pour an equal amount of blue dawn liquid dish soap into the bottle. Gently shake the bottle until it's fully mixed.

It works extremely well as a multipurpose cleaner (and is definitely food safe) and doesn't really smell vinegary - a big plus for me because to my nose, vinegar smells worse than raw sewage.

Also, get a Zip-It (can be found a home depot-ish places and probably most places that sell groceries + home goods) and some latex/nitrile gloves. Zip it goes down the shower and sink drain. Zip it comes up with a horrible smelling super gross mass of hair. Drain isn't clogged. Seriously, it'll smell like death and you 100% want the gloves because that's someone elses rotting hair down there. Have a trash bag ready. Do it now, before your drain starts getting slow.

What tools should I buy on Amazon for under $300? (new homeowner) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoalias_enki posted submission on HomeImprovement.
May 24, 2017

Hi everyone! My wife and I are moving into our first house in MN next month and we've got a few DIY projects already on the list (replacing trim, doors, painting, some basement gym stuff like building a weightlifting platform, maybe refinishing furniture, etc.).

However, as new homeowners the only power tool we own is an 18V Black and Decker drill + drill bit set from Target. I've got a cheap wrench set / a few screw drivers, but that is it.

What I do have however is around $300 in gift cards from Amazon.

So my question for all of you is...

As a new homeowner in my situation, what tools would you recommend / be ok buying on Amazon? Or, what wouldn't you buy / is better to buy in person?

Amazon sells A LOT of things, so I don't have to spend this money on tools, but based on the other things I want to spend money on that I can't buy on Amazon, it seems like it would be great to be able to use that "free money" this way.

Specific brand recommendations are welcomed, but even "miter saw" is super helpful.

Thanks!

EDIT: Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming # of responses! I'm reading and working my way through all of them!

1 year, 11 months agoalias_enki posted on HomeImprovement.
May 25, 2017
  • a decent quality ladder. Fiberglass and rated for 250lb or more
  • A tool bag to put your tools in.
  • utility knife.
  • a hammer that feels good in your hand. 16oz. claw hammer would be fine for most tasks Estwing makes great hammers.
  • (Trim, doors, painting) A GOOD FUCKING PAINTBRUSH. See if you can borrow a compressor and pin nailer for attaching trim.
  • Do you own a plunger?
  • How about something to get the wife's hair out of the drain. Its a routine procedure around here.
  • Stock up on a few of the Horrible Freight free LED flashlights as you see coupons for them. They're handy when the power goes out. I probably have half a dozen scattered in useful places around the house.

Buy most of the tools as you need them. If its something you'd only use for one project save your money and borrow the tool. Please return the tool promptly and clean.

Just started dating a girl after being single for a long time. My cat was transfixed by the first sight of a bobby pin. [R]

2 years, 2 months agoderpyhuskygirl posted submission on funny.
March 16, 2017
2 years, 1 month agoderpyhuskygirl posted on funny.
March 17, 2017

For those who haven't been introduced, these kind of tools are a life saver somewhat literally. https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Products-Drain-Cleaning-1-Pack/dp/B00OM31OOM/ref=pdsim602?encoding=UTF8&pdrdi=B00OM31OOM&pdrdr=FR5851JP95411WSVSYTS&pdrdw=xiuHr&pdrdwg=QgRWl&psc=1&refRID=FR5851JP95411WSVSYTS I'm relatively new to having my own apartment and didn't know it was a mass of hair that was slowing the drain, leaving slippery conditioner residue lining the tub. My gf slipped in the tub and smashed the bathroom window because of it. I'm not endorsing that particular product or brand, it's just the one I used. You can find similar for $2 in most hardware departments.

Responsibility Vent... [R]

2 years, 8 months agoSept. 1, 2016

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2 years, 8 months agomeganebvt posted on BabyBumps.
Sept. 1, 2016

That's crazy that the auger didn't work!! I used something like this (picked it up at Walmart or Meijer for less than $2) and it was the only thing to work on my clogged drain! Probably wouldn't help if your auger didn't though.

I have been so tempted to just ask my parents to deal with the concrete crack...but no, this isn't their house so I shouldn't take advantage of their kindness. At least our kids will be able to enjoy the blissful ignorance for a while!

The pleasure of cleaning a dirty sink [R]

2 years, 9 months agoTrainsareFascinating posted submission on oddlysatisfying.
Aug. 9, 2016
2 years, 9 months agoTrainsareFascinating posted on oddlysatisfying.
Aug. 9, 2016

Do yourself a favor and go to your local home center, or click on amazon and get a $5 Zip-It. 10 seconds later your drain is clear-running and hair-free. We keep 1 or 2 around all the time.

Jennifer was devastated to learn the horrible truth about what happened to Mr. Snuggles. [R]

2 years, 11 months agoKingNorris posted submission on wheredidthesodago.
June 10, 2016
2 years, 11 months agoKingNorris posted on wheredidthesodago.
June 10, 2016

Solution to apartment baths that never seem to fill. [R]

3 years, 2 months agoostiarius posted submission on shutupandtakemymoney.
March 5, 2016
3 years, 2 months agoostiarius posted on shutupandtakemymoney.
March 6, 2016

It could just be hair clogging it up. Try one of these:

Cobra Products Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool, 1-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OM31OOM/ref=cmswrcpawd_eD82wbPDS2J8X

By the way, they're like a quarter of that price at Home Depot.

LPT: If your kitchen sink gets slow/clogged, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down there followed by 1/2 cup of vinegar [R]

3 years, 3 months ago_zarkon_ posted submission on LifeProTips.
Feb. 4, 2016

Wait 2-5 minutes and pour freshly boiled water down the sink. Cleared up months of backup in a ridiculously short time, and it's dirt cheap!

3 years, 3 months ago_zarkon_ posted on LifeProTips.
Feb. 4, 2016

Just use a zip it. They cost like $2 at the home depot. You're done in under a minute.