Plumbing rods vs snakes
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What are the differences in terms of what they are useful for between rods and a snake? I know how they differ in terms of what they look like so I mean what are they good at unblocking. Is the snake more for smaller, shorter internal pipes whereas rods are for outdoor drains?
Are they both easy enough to use without causing damage? I'm just after something to have as well as a plunger in case of blocked pipes and drains at home and wondering what to get. I would especially like something for periodically clearing out the pipe between the outside drain and the sewer as I think it accumulates muck over time. I have had it cleared by a plumber a couple of times but have been out both times and not seen what they used.