Drain Auger Q@uestions


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Old 11-13-18, 12:57 AM
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Drain Auger Q@uestions

I have an 1" drain with at least two standard pipe 90 pipe ells. I have the pipe cut so I can bypass the kitchen drain to access directly. I have never had much luck with augers but am considering buying a " x 25' spring auger. How likely is that type to be able to pass the close ells (threaded pipe ells)..
 
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Those little augers get past one 90 degree pretty easily and it's relatively easy to feel when you get past the ell. The second 90 is more difficult. It can do it but you have to be patient and pay attention to the fell as the feedback you get is spongy at that point.
 
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Old 11-13-18, 04:40 AM
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Agree. It all depends on the severity of the clog.
 
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Old 11-13-18, 09:44 PM
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The faster you can spin it, the better. Look for a snake that you can chuck a drill on to.

 
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Thanks. Yes, was considering the drill type. You may just pushed me a bit closer to that idea.
 
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Old 11-14-18, 07:34 AM
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Ray, is the house one level or two? If only one, you might get better results working from the roof vent. Good luck!
 
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you might get better results working from the roof vent.
If only there was a vent... Oh what you don't know till you have bought the house. Bad thing I can't do this anymore and have to rely on a handyman. (Can't afford a plumber. ) This is not new and I have been able to clear with a bladder on a garden hose but that takes time and time is money when your paying by the hour. Could only afford a hour.

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At least I got a light fixture changed and new faucet so got my money worth while the bladder was blasting the line.
 

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