Title:
Drain cleaning tool
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A drain cleaning tool including a sealing member, which has a through-hole. With the sealing member positioned about the opening of the drain, coupling the member to a source of compressed air, allows compressed air to pass through the sealing member by means of the through-hole to clear the drain of obstructions.



Inventors:
Wise, Kevin W. (Golf Manor, OH, US)
Application Number:
12/228377
Publication Date:
02/18/2010
Filing Date:
08/12/2008
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E03D9/00
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Primary Examiner:
YOUNKINS, KAREN L
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KEVIN W. WISE (GOLF MANOR, OH, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A drain cleaning tool comprising: a. a sealing member constructed of a nonporous pliable resilient material for sealing against a drain opening, b. a through-hole in said member to allow compressed air to pass through said member, and c. means for coupling said member to a source of compressed air, whereby said through-hole in said member will allow compressed air to be shoot into said drain, clearing said drain of obstructions.

Description:

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

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STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT

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REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE APPENDIX

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BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to a plumbing tool for cleaning and clearing clogged, or dirty pipes that are associated with plumbing.

Plumbing and drainpipes are well known for becoming clogged and backed up. Prior devices for cleaning and clearing pipes of clogs, and debris have had many disadvantages. One major disadvantage is that prior devices have been very difficult for the average person with no prior plumbing experience and with no professional training to use properly and effectively. Another common problem is that due to the curves and bends associated with drainpipes, not all devices can reach the clog.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

This invention is directed to a plumbing tool for clearing clogs in plumbing drainpipes. The object of the present invention is to provide an easy to operate and efficient tool for cleaning plumbing drainpipes.

The drain cleaning tool comprises a sealing member to fit about the opening of a drain. The shape of the sealing member allows the tool to make an air tight seal about the opening of the drain. The drain cleaning tool has a through-hole so as to allow compressed air to pass through the tool. The air cleaning tool is connected to a source of compressed air. The source of compressed air used in conjunction with the air tight sealing properties of the drain cleaning tool allows the operator of the drain cleaning tool to shoot high pressured air into the clogged drain. Thus, clearing the clogged drain of obstructions.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the drain cleaning tool used to clean a plumbing drainpipe of obstructions.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the drain cleaning tool used to clean a plumbing drainpipe of obstructions in operative engagement with a drain opening.

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the drain cleaning tool.

FIG. 4 is a top view of the drain cleaning tool.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

Referring to FIG. 1, a drain cleaning tool, indicated generally at 1, is used to clear a plumbing drain of obstructions. Drain cleaning tool 1 has a through-hole 2 that allows compressed air to pass through drain cleaning tool 1. FIG. 2 shows the drain cleaning tool 1 in operative engagement against drain 3, allowing for an air tight seal against drain 3. Drain cleaning tool 1 is positioned to allow compressed air to pass through the through-hole 2. FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view of the drain cleaning tool 1, showing the through-hole 2 that allows compressed air to pass through the drain cleaning tool 1. FIG. 4 is a top view of the drain cleaning tool 1 that shows the through-hole 2, that allows compressed air to pass through drain cleaning tool 1.

While there has been shown and described a preferred embodiment of the drain cleaning tool of this invention. It is understood that changes in structure, materials, sizes, and shapes can be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the invention. The invention is defined in the following claims.