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More on Drain Tubes

The previous tip makes a mountain out of a molehill. There is a much easier way to get the mud out of your drain tube. Simply "roto-root" the drain hole and tube, using a coat-hanger wire or a welding rod and a cordless drill. Bend a small offset about 4-6" from the end of the wire and fish it through the drain hole until it comes out the slit at the bottom of the tube. Pour some water (if it isn't already full of it) down the air intake, while spinning the wire with the drill to flush the mud and junk out of it. It takes less that 5 minutes to do this, and I've done it about every other year for the last 12 years to prevent the problem.

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