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 229.
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 5 out of 5 by from Ok i figured out how this thing works. He handle is not a 'crank' but an aid to rotate the snake.... Ok i figured out how this thing works. He handle is not a 'crank' but an aid to rotate the snake. Push the snake till you hit a turn in the pipe, then slide the handle on the end of the snake and move it forward till its where you are holding the snake. Tighten the wing nut, then use the wing nut as a leverage point with your thumb as you rotate the snake. The plastic sleeves on the handle allow you to let the skake rotate while you hold it. After a few turns the torque will force the snake beyond the turn, then loosen the wing nut and continue to feed the snake. Keep doing this till you run out of snake. Dont let go of the snake or - if you start on an elevated floor - the weight of the snake will pull it down the pipe. I just blew through a really tough clog and this thing saved me a couple hundred bucks. If it rusts no sweat ill still use it again or toss it and get another one. $30 and 30 minutes beats $200+ and waiting all day for a plumber you will have to clean up after anyway. Remember dont pound on your plastic drain pipes, just feed it till it stops, then rotate the snake with some forward pressure till it jumps into the turn.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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 Using this with the drain bladder to flush out about 35 feet of pipe under the concrete in one si... Using this with the drain bladder to flush out about 35 feet of pipe under the concrete in one side of the basement worked very well at removing a difficult clog. I broke the cheap 15 ft. 1/4 in. auger first, then tried a 25 ft 1/4 in., but finally had to use this and the medium drain bladder to get the clog cleared. It was a 2 in. drain from the sink to the center of the house and only had 2 bends so I can't say if it would have worked as well snaking lots of angles, but it saved us from having to call a plumber!
Date published: 2017-01-15
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 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
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