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leo, linguee, dict.cc, wikipedia (change language), google translate...can't seem to find anything

this is what I mean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drain_rods

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    I couldn't find anything related to your wikipedia article on german plumbing and diy sites .. Alternatively, I found that to dislodge blockages Rohrreinigungsspiralen are used. – jera Mar 25 '16 at 10:29
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I think the most suitable word would be "Rohrreinigungsstange". (drain cleaning rod)

I found several products using that name. This for example: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Silverline-12-x-Abflussreiniger-Rohrreinigungsstangen-Rohrreinigung-u-o-Zubehoer-/350993775332

I personally never heard of a drain rod in Germany. Never saw one in a tool shop either. We use other things. Like the Rohrreinigungsspirale which is a long flexible shaft with a crank at its end. Nowadays we mainly use tools that utilize pressured water.

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  • The Rohrreinigungsspirale is a plumber's snake. Afaik it's used on smaller scale blockages. – Stephie Mar 25 '16 at 18:45
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in Germany you usually find these Tools

Rohrreinigungsspirale

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    When posting content that is not your own please take notice of the owner's copyright. in your case it clearly states: "Die Abbildungen auf dieser Seite sind Eigentum der BAHAG AG / Zweigniederlassung Mannheim oder von der BAHAG AG / Zweigniederlassung Mannheim ausschliesslich zum Gebrauch auf dieser Seite zugelassen. " - this means that the owner did not allow to use their image here. We therefore had to remove this copyright protected content. See commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rohrreinigungsspirale_1_fcm.jpg for an alternative we may use with attribution. – Takkat Mar 27 '16 at 6:38

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