After my son decided to pour a substantial amount of uncooked rice down the bathtub drain, I find myself in the situation of removing it.
After trying some common methods - to no avail - I thought I could resort to chemistry. Specifically, I thought about dissolving (hydrolysis) the main component of rice (starch) by means of amylase (possibly bought in a shop, not salivating over the drain).
Would this be a good solution to unclog the drain? Under what conditions should I operate to achieve the result hoped? Would there be a better solution?
As you might guess, I'm not a chemist.