"When the two year old carefully, sheet by sheet, blocked the toilet with 2 whole toilet rolls and a half pack of wipes.... I tried a pressure plunger that I had anyway, bought a bendy brush with a crank and tried everything else I could think of to unblock the loo without success.
With a plumber next stop, ordered this and picked it up.
Easy to use (I had no issues with making a seal in a modern D shaped pan), it took half a dozen tries before the water ran away and the blockage was cleared.
How reliable it is I cannot assess as I don't plan on daily use, but it feels well made, the air pump was robust, the seal worked and the loo is free to use again without a plumber being called so I rate it as good value."
"I call it a power plunger because, like an air pistol, you pump it up, then press over plug hole and pull trigger. Don't forget to cover overflow, or you could get a face full.. Fantastic piece of kit, shifts most blockages with only one or two shots. Why pay more? various heads to fit different size holes to un-block. BRILLIANT."
"i have had one of these for many years. however on one occasion a sink was blocked so bad that the pulse of pressure caused the 50mm pipe to split. never come across a blockage it cant clear inc a toilet"
"I had a bathroom sink that has been draining slower and slower until it became blocked 3 weeks ago. I tried 15 meters of a metal snake, chemicals, a normal plunger and nothing would work. I bought this after looking at the reviews and after 2 mins of using it (attached directly to the pipe) the sink was unblocked and the water flowed faster than it had ever done before. I would definitely recommend this."
"Having seen such an unusual number of five star reviews, I had high expectations, but was somewhat disappointed to find that although it cleared a recurring blockage in a shower, the blockage came back the next day. I then used the power plunger again, but this time used a lot of water to flush the blockage away after it was loosened.
In this particular case, it appeared that the blockage was able to reform in the long near-horizontal pipe run, so when using the plunger, make sure that you keep a good flow of water following afterwards to properly dissipate the blockage.
The power plunger seems pretty good at clearing some rather challenging blockages."
"Having read the reviews of others I thought this was worth a go. It saves having to open up floors or ceilings and eliminates the mess associated with rods or wires. It did the job in a few minutes which had defied all other methods. Cannot comment on reliability as I have only just used it. Hoever if it only does two jobs it will have paid for itself in time saving alone so its a really good investment."
"I am normally very cynical about the claims made for specialist products. My experience is they generally don't work. Power Plunger is well made and to my great surprise it performed very well. It cleared a long inaccessible 40mm ABS kitchen drain that included several bends. The drain had resisted chemical cleaners, flexible wire drain clearer and a normal wooden handle rubber plunger. The blockage had been caused by a build up in the pipe of a nasty smelling black gel substance. The total length of the "sausage" removed was about 300mm. I connected the Power Plunger to the pipe after the sink's U-bend to avoid the overflow and washing machine connections.."
"I bought this after reading many favourable reviews on here, having struggled for years with our slow running drains. No combination of chemicals or flexi drain spring have been able to clear whatever is clogging the short final 1m length of my internal waste pipes before they join the main sewer stack.
I got home with it on Friday to find my washing machine was back-filling into the kitchen sink because the blockage was so bad, so I had a ready supply of standing water which it needs. Pumped the PPP up to about half pressure each time and gave it five blasts - bingo, pipes cleared and running faster than they ever have.
Don't muck about with anything else, get the PPP and let those pipes have it!"
"Needed to unblock ladies loo before opening time. Got the Pro Power Plunger, last one in stock. Gave it 4 or 5 shots and it was job done. Couldn't be easier and great value. I recommend you get one, never know when you will need it. Can't comment on reliability as I've only used it once, feels solid enough."
"Had slow running bathroom sink for years. This finally blocked completely for five days. I tried soda crystals, Chemical unblockers, plumbers snake, the lot, even plumbers visits. Saw this and decided to give it a go.
Wow!, I blocked the overflow in the sink with a wet cloth. Primed the pump. It took 5 shots in total and less than 4 mins. The sink now runs better than it has ever done. Worth every penny!! Super fast delivery too, day after order placed. Even got a text to say it was on its way"
"This little bit of kit saved me digging up my extension floor. We had badly blocked drains as are pipes are knackered. I firstly had to rod the main run. This then left my gully trap and elbow joint blocked with all sorts of food waste. The nearest manhole was 4 houses down. I cut my 1 1/2 inch down pipe just before it disappeared into the ground and started plunging. It took a good few hours of sending shock waves through the pipes but I now have perfect flowing drains again.
"For years, I've been struggling with a badly designed, slow-running waste-pipe that connects everything in the bathroom apart from the loo and runs for some 20 feet in total. I've tried everything to keep it clear: a Monument plunger, power plumber gas cans (expensive); a "Silverline wastepipe Blast unblocker" (useless), and a regular dose of One-Shot acid.
Faced with a new crisis of the basin water coming up in the bath and the bathwater going nowhere, I bought this because of all the positive reviews. It sorted it out in a few minutes and the water has never flowed as quickly. It's better than the gas cans and of course re-usable. It's also about as much DIY fun as it is possible to have."