Once connected to a POM rod, The Flail Head is inserted into the drain pipe and the other end of the rod is "snapped" onto the Drill Adaptor. As the Flail advances, more rods are applied in the same way. The flails have a diameter of 300mm (12") and are designed to distort as the head is pushed into the drain pipe. Because the Drain Rod joints are not secured by a screw thread, the drill can be set to run in either the forward or reverse direction without the possibility of the rods separating. This can be an advantage where stubborn blockages are encountered.
As the Flail Head is rotated and pushed along the sewer pipe to loosen deposits or blockages, more rods as required are added until the blockage has been removed or significantly broken up. Once the Flail Head appears at an access point and it can be seen that the Flail Head has loosened or removed the blockage, the rods are withdrawn.
The Plunger Head is fitted and any remaining residue in the drain can now be pushed along the drain into the next suitable access point for removal. The Plunger Head and connected Rods are pushed into the drain pipe adding Rods as required. Use the Push Handle for the purpose.