Using a drain snake / auger


Old 03-20-13, 07:47 PM
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Using a drain snake / auger

I have a restriction in a drain line that our washing machine pumps out in to. About half way thru the drain cycle the line backs up & runs over. All I have is a 16' hand crank snake (you can attach a drill to drive it too) that pulled out what appeared to be grass weeds. I probably need to get a longer snake as i encounter resistance with only a foot or two of cable left. I can rent a 75' x 1/2" unit for $40 a day or a 100' x 5/8" unit for $66 a day. These are electric motor drive units. I'm going into a 1" cleanout Y that goes into either a 2" or 3" line into the slab. I'm thinking it must have a wide radius elbow as the snake feeds in very easily.

I'm thinking of buying a powered auger & figured I might be able to get some tips on best brands, best features & best universal size. I kinda hate renting one, I'd just as soon put money towards a good one I can use all I want.
Thanks in advance for any input.

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Old 03-20-13, 08:15 PM
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Spartan 100 with 1/2" drum if you got the money.... Its all I use. Interchangable drums for small applications.

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