Model # BC30500

Internet #100534792

Store SKU #167495

null 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger
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1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger

  • Reviewers have saved money by using product over calling plumber
  • Consumers say it gets the job done and is a reliable tool
$26.81 /each

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Designed for most medium household drains, this BrassCraft 1/2 in. x 50 ft. drain auger features a high-quality spring wire for excellent flexibility in tight bends. The design provides maximum thrusting action, even through strainer crossbars.

  • For most medium household drains
  • Use to clear 2 - 4 in. lines
  • 1/2 in. x 50 ft. rust resistant, high-carbon round diameter spring steel wire
  • Galvanized "torque-twist" steel handle with easy spin speed grip
  • Open-wound boring head
  • Safe, reliable and easy use

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will this work if tree roots are clogging the line?

Asked by: Anonymous
Not really. You need to use root killer and maybe after they are dead you could get them out with this. I don't use chemicals like Drain-O, etc. since we have iron drains in the main drains that it will eat through and could end up costing $10k to $20k to replace since they are under the concrete. My wife suggests enzyme based root killers. They work slower, but they do work and will not eat the metal pipes. Or it might be better to have a plumber come out with a larger power auger to take care of the problem. I can normally find coupons for cleaning one line for around $50 for the first hour which is all it should take for some pesky roots.
Answered by: DCE
Date published: 2017-01-15

Is it safe to use this auger in drain for washing machine?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, I believe it would. It would be the first thing I would use now that I have one.
Answered by: Zang
Date published: 2016-12-20

Can this auger be used to clear a vertical dryer vent?

Asked by: poolestina
Only if it is schedule 40 or sheet metal
Answered by: Noneedforaplumber
Date published: 2017-01-16

How much does this item weigh? I want to take one back home (living outside of the USA), in my suitecase.

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Asked by: houndlady
I would estimate 15 pounds or so.
Answered by: Zang
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Customer Reviews

1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 205.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It worked! The long (50 foot) auger reached the obstruction when my 25 foot hand rotating device would not. It did clear the drain. The bent pipe/handle was not of much use. You are supposed to be able to turn the auger with this slightly offset tube with a thumb screw. With 40 feet of auger running inside a pipe with several bends the handle was not doing the job. Just pushing the auger into the pipe until it stopped then pushing with much force finally dislodged the obstruction. My 25 foot auger has a canister that holds the entire 25 feet and it has a handle that allows it to be turned easily. If your obstruction is less than 25 feet from the opening the 25 foot setup costs less and is easier to use.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless. The cable is solid, but the crank IS NOT WHAT IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE and as others have... Useless. The cable is solid, but the crank IS NOT WHAT IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE and as others have stated is utterly useless at "cranking" the cable once you hit the clog. It's barely more than a straight pipe you thread the cable through and does nothing more than provide a little grip to manually twist the cable using the screw. Prepare for warn out wrists and fingers. I wasn't able to clear the clog with this.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Auger useless Snaked the auger out till it reached the clog. The part that you would use to get the rotation was not effective and all but unuseable. It would probally work if it was more offset. I had my 1/4" auger that my drill attached to and was able to clear 3 tampons rubber bands and wig hair that caused the obstruction.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best option for clogs deep in drain line First purchased the lighter and more user friendly tool by Ridged, but the 25 foot length did not reach the clog in my kitchen sink drain. This tool was the only one I could find with the 50 foot length I needed. It is a bit cumbersome and heavy but did the job. I did not bother with the supplied handle and simply rotated the line by hand to get around corners and dislodge the clog. One tip: I found it necessary to slightly bend the line at the corkscrew end to allow it to more easily work past bends in the line. Give it a try and save youself $150!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This drain auger worked fairly well, it serves the purpose as long as the clog does not include ... This drain auger worked fairly well, it serves the purpose as long as the clog does not include heavy roots, as there is no cutter available. The biggest drawback is that you have to use a push-pull motion along with turning to clear clogs. For light to medium use it is just fine.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from That handle that is suppose to make the snake turn around DOESN'T. I had to put a vice grip on it... That handle that is suppose to make the snake turn around DOESN'T. I had to put a vice grip on it to get it to turn. It made it difficult to use.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was partially my fault... I have used the smaller version of this to clear hair clogs in the b... It was partially my fault... I have used the smaller version of this to clear hair clogs in the bathtub many times and they worked well. This is displayed as a "Sewer Auger" in the store. I had a clogged sewer line, so I tried this out. No way... it was not up to the job, at all. I think there would be very limited uses for this snake so, I'm giving it a 2. I ended up paying a plumber $110 to clear the line and $26 for this. All in all, I still feel good about getting out of the situation paying $136 but would feel a lot better if I only paid $110. And the condition of the snake after I was done would not warrant a return!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved me at least $200 bucks. Background on me: I am a 27 year old female college student who has absolutely 0 technical skills when it comes to home maintenance. That being said, I also didn't have $250 for a house call to get them to unclog my kitchen sink. I did some research, read some e-how pages and decided to shell out the $30 for this plumbing snake thing. Brought it home, futzed with undoing all the pipes under the sink and stuck it in the drain. Found the clog maybe...3 or 4 feet in? Cleared the clog, put everything back together. The whole thing took me maybe 30 minutes. I saved $220 and also got a nifty little sense of accomplishment. Totally worth it.
Date published: 2014-08-17
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