Remove the Stopper - How to Unclog a Drain in 6 Steps - Bob Vila
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Remove the Stopper
Once you've unscrewed the pivot nut, you should be able to lift the stopper out of the drain. It will most likely look disgusting, like this. When you finish dry-heaving, it's time to use a "hand snake" to clean out the inside of the pipe. What's a hand snake? Click ahead to find out.