BrassCraft 1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger-BC30500 - The Home Depot


Model # BC30500

Internet # 100534792

Store SKU # 167495

1/2 in. x 50 ft. Drain Auger

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

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


Model # BC30500

Internet # 100534792

Store SKU # 167495

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


Assembled Depth (in.)  4.50 in  Assembled Height (in.)  13 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  8 in  Cable diameter (in.)  .5 
Cable length (ft.)  50  Maximum pipe size cleared (in.) 
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.) 
Auger Type  Straight  Power Source  Manual 
Powered cable feed  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Winding drum  No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  One year limited warranty 


Rated 4 out of 5 by 109 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Auger saved me money My main line to the street needs to be cleared out once to twice a year because of blockage. In the past have been renting a power snake at $50.00-$60.00 a pop, but decided to try this 50 x 1/2 auger at half the price. Main line is a straight shot of about 50 feet to the street with no tree root issues and ran the auger out and back in 10 minutes to resolve the blockage. For me this auger was easier to used than the power snakes I have rented out. Flushed out the sewer line via load of laundry from the washing machine, rinsed & dried the auger, and wiped cable down with some transmission fluid to prevent rust. Good to go for next time with out spending the $50.00-$60.00 to resolve blockage. February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This worked where everything else didn't.. Had a very, very slow kitchen sink drain. Tried a 25' 1/4" hand cranked snake, fail. Tried a 25' 3/8" motorized snake that cost $150, epic fail (that thing was particularly bad). Almost called a plumber but decided to try one more time, with this auger. It worked like a CHAMP. It was easier to feed in than any of those snakes. The 1/2" diameter wire makes it very unlikely to kink in the drain, something those thinner snakes will do very easily. I got all 50' in and pulled it back out with no problem, and it dragged out the big piece of plastic that was clogging my drain. Definitely, try this before you get a plumber or any of those other kinds of snakes. Don't forget to also buy a bucket to keep it in. Needless to say, it comes out of the drain in a pretty nasty state of filth. November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! Cleared our pipes in less than 15 minutes! This auger is amazing. I'm a busy college student, so when my mom's sink stopped working there wasn't much I could do. She had a few people try to get it unclogged, and they'd taken fluids, plungers, and snakes to the battle to no avail. I came down tonight and decided to try my hand at aug'ing (new word). I bought the longest auger I could find at Home Depot for $30 and took it home. Within 15 minutes I had the drain unclogged. Dishwasher, washing machine, and sink are all working like a charm! This thing was completely effective.The only downside--I'd say--is how hard it is to actually twist the twisty-mabob. I actually just jammed this through 50' of pipe after giving up on twisting and it worked even better than I could've hoped. September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked on Main Cleanout Blockage If you are wondering if this 1/2 in x 50 ft auger will unclog a main cleanout (from the house to the street), it just worked for me! After having rented the professional electric drain augers 3 times in the last two years (at around $50-60 a shot) I was looking for a more permanent solution for light duty clogs. This was a full clog of the main line running from my house to the street (townhouse). Product worked as advertised. Stop pushing when you hit the clog...then start rotating clockwise. I'd assume this wouldn't work if you had roots in your pipes... if that is the case, I suggest the electric power auger (or professional help). December 16, 2012
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