Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYrepair123 Saved the Day!
I bought this in an emergency situation. My sewer main was completely blocked. A plumber had been out to my house before to unclog our sewer main a few years ago and charged $300. I bought this auger for $30 at home depot and it did the trick. I jammed this back and forth once I hit the clog and shot water down the cleanout using the garden hose. After a few tries winding it back and forth....voooommm. The water went right down the drain!
June 14, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeB45 Works Great!
Tried to break up the blockage with a smaller 19foot snake that I already had, but the blackage was farther down the pipe. When I did finally remove the blockage it took all 40feet of the encased sewer rod to get it. I actually had to completely unwind the spool of metal wire it was that far down (Also, once unwound, it was quite easy to get it back into the plastic enclosure).
The only difficulty was that it was a bit tough to get the tip past the curve of the 45degree PVC fitting, but I just bent it slightly and eventually it worked great. Saved me a lot of money calling a plumber!
December 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yukon721 Awesome Tool
As other reviewers said they needed more footage than the snakes they had on hand. Same here, I have a hand crank snake that was 25 feet long. The clog was at least 30 feet down the pipe from the clean out. It took 3 tries to unclog the pipe. Judging by the content at the end of the spear head, it looked like grease, hair and calcified water. It was a semi hard substance that this thing broke up. It took a bit of time but I figured I saved at least 300 to 400 bucks (minus the 30 bucks spent for the tool) by not calling a plumber. It was worth it. Lucky for me the 2" pipe was straight with no curves to deal with. Once I was finished I took the tool outside and rinsed it off and dabbed it with a light coat of 3 in 1 oil so it doesn't rust.
November 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MAIq Manageable
Product was useful to do the job of what was described. The tip was stiff and you may have to bend a little to push it through the bends. It was a solid one. 4/5 because the casing was not secured with the rod and it was popping out quickly.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fasteddie One of the best investments I have ever made
My sewer pipe got clogged for the second time in two years, first time it cost me about $300 to get a plumber to clear it. This time around, thanks to this amazing product I saved over $250 doing it myself, and I got it done in less than 10 minutes, and I am no professional. Truly an amazing product, without doubt one of the best purchases I have ever made.
September 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sgatesue Happy with outcome
After questioning original quote because it looked to high, we realized they were charging us for removal of old carpet and padding which we told the salesman we were going to do ourselves. When this got straightened out, the rest went very smoothly. Carpet was installed on promised date and the room looks very nice.
March 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rftr needs improvement
The spear-shaped boring head is a tad too large. Need to be able to remover or make it replaceable with smaller heads.
September 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mthunter Encased sewer rod.
Very innovative and easy to use. Eliminates the usual messy snakes. Only problem for our situation.
Is it was too short. It was only available in 40 foot reach and we needed 50 feet to reach the point of the blockage.
February 10, 2015