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BrassCraft

Model BC00333

Internet #100569152

Store SKU #359386

Large Drain Bladder

$19.93 /each

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The BrassCraft Large Drain Bladder helps clear 4 -6 in. drains by expanding in the drain and forcing water pressure through the clog. The bladder is designed for use with garden hoses.

  • For most large household drains
  • Use to clear 4 - 6 in. drains
  • Rubber construction
  • Brass fittings
  • Use with garden hoses
  • Safe, reliable and easy to use

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How does this Drain Bladder Work?

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Vernon, NJ
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January 7, 2014
Could you please provide instructions or a sketch to show how this tool works. I have a washing machine which discharges into a free standing drain pipe which is 1-1/2 to 2" in diameter which keeps backing up. The drain pipe then goes into a 6" main drain into a french drain.
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Like a charm. :-) (And no, I do not work for the company or HD. Just an old home owner.) Only caveat is, if plug is past any pipe junction, the water from the bladder can back up through other drains. In which case, you either need to get it rammed in deeper, past the junction, or block the other drains. Best to have two people to use it, one to stand by at the hose bib, to turn off water quickly if it Read More
Like a charm. :-) (And no, I do not work for the company or HD. Just an old home owner.) Only caveat is, if plug is past any pipe junction, the water from the bladder can back up through other drains. In which case, you either need to get it rammed in deeper, past the junction, or block the other drains. Best to have two people to use it, one to stand by at the hose bib, to turn off water quickly if it does cause a backup. But otherwise, I've had dozens of successful remediatioins. Never seen it fail. Especially useful for icky clogged toilets. They come in three sizes. You probably need the smallest for a laundry drain, but perhaps could use the more versatile medium, which will also handle toilets. This page is the large size, which would not fit into a 2" pipe. Read Less
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August 10, 2015
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No one has mentioned how it seems to work. when you turn on the water full pressure it inflates yes and wedges itself in the pipe then it starts pulsating really hard which creates rapid on and of jets of pressurized water that I am sure help to cause the clog to break up. I found it most effective in my case. I believe the cause of the slowing or stoppage of my main drain line to be from grease and food Read More
No one has mentioned how it seems to work. when you turn on the water full pressure it inflates yes and wedges itself in the pipe then it starts pulsating really hard which creates rapid on and of jets of pressurized water that I am sure help to cause the clog to break up. I found it most effective in my case. I believe the cause of the slowing or stoppage of my main drain line to be from grease and food particles getting down the kitchen sink. I softened this grease by first pouring 2 big pots of boiling hot water down my sink. I have plastic pipe and this caused no harm. After it had gone down I carefully uncapped the the main approx. 2 inch pipe that has a cap just below the kitchen window for this purpose. pushed the bladder in as far as possible
and let it go full force for about 10 minutes and my pipes were clear as can be. It actually sounds almost musical as it works. Hope that helps.
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July 14, 2015
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Ordinary hose water pressure inflates the bulb portion against the inside of the clogged pipe. The bulb then relieves out the end creating a pressure flush. This is why I wouldn't suggest hot water.
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Meadville, PA 16335, USA
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May 20, 2014
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Water travels through this bladder but the output is restricted to a point so that back pressure fills and expands the bladder causing it to expand and seal against the pipe wall. As the water is continuing to flow through it, pressure is exerted against the clog forcing it to push through as the water can't travel backwards towards you because of the seal created by the bladder.
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April 28, 2014
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It uses water and pressure to force the obstruction open. The closer you can get it towards the obstruction the faster it will work. It opened a 6 inch sewer line in about 3 minutes, I was ale to place it about two feet from the blockage. The simple rubber ballon attaches to a garden hose, then feed the hose/ballon into the pipe as close to the obstruction as possible, turn the water on and leave it Read More
It uses water and pressure to force the obstruction open. The closer you can get it towards the obstruction the faster it will work. It opened a 6 inch sewer line in about 3 minutes, I was ale to place it about two feet from the blockage. The simple rubber ballon attaches to a garden hose, then feed the hose/ballon into the pipe as close to the obstruction as possible, turn the water on and leave it alone. Check to see if the blockage is freed in about 5 minutes, turn off the water and remove the hose/ballon. Read Less
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March 5, 2014
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There are two types of bladders available. The smaller one for pipes up to 2 inches, and one for 4 to 6 inch pipes. If the access area is the smaller pipe, use the smaller bladder. If that does not help, you need to find the clean out main for the 6 inch sewer pipe and use the large bladder there. To know which, open the main sewer clean out and look in the pipe. If it is full of water, then use the Read More
There are two types of bladders available. The smaller one for pipes up to 2 inches, and one for 4 to 6 inch pipes. If the access area is the smaller pipe, use the smaller bladder. If that does not help, you need to find the clean out main for the 6 inch sewer pipe and use the large bladder there. To know which, open the main sewer clean out and look in the pipe. If it is full of water, then use the larger one there. Just attach to a hose, push in pipe as far as it will go, turn on water for 5 or more minutes, turn off water, push in farther to see if obstruction is gone, turn on water again for five minutes, turn off water, pull hose and bladder back out of pipe. That should do it. If not, repeat. Read Less
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January 10, 2014
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Ken,
Thank you for your question. If you are trying to clear a clog in a pipe that is 1- 1/2 In. to 3 In. in diameter, you will need the BrassCraft Medium Drain Bladder (Model # BC00332, Internet # 100586170, Store SKU # 357945) . Large Bladders are designed to clear pipes from 4 In. to 6 In. in diameter.
The instruction on how to use a drain bladder are below. For additional assistance, you are also
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Ken,
Thank you for your question. If you are trying to clear a clog in a pipe that is 1- 1/2 In. to 3 In. in diameter, you will need the BrassCraft Medium Drain Bladder (Model # BC00332, Internet # 100586170, Store SKU # 357945) . Large Bladders are designed to clear pipes from 4 In. to 6 In. in diameter.
The instruction on how to use a drain bladder are below. For additional assistance, you are also welcome to call our Product Experts toll free at 800-835-2200.
Read All Instructions Carefully Before Using.
1. Attach the Drain Cleaning Bladder to a hose connected to a cold water faucet.
2. Place into the clogged drain - a minimum of 6 inches.
3. Turn on the cold water slowly to full pressure. As water fills the Drain Cleaning Bladder, the unit will expand to fit snugly against the walls of the pipe. When the unit is fully inflated, water will be forced out the end of the Drain Cleaning Bladder to put pressure on the clog and push it through the drain pipe.
4. Turn the water off before removing the Drain Cleaning Bladder. Do not leave bladder unattended while water is running. If water backs up past the bladder, shut water off immediately. Store Drain Cleaning Bladder in dark, cool, dry place.
Use for:
Bathtubs - Insert the Drain Cleaning Bladder through the overflow drain after removing the plate. Make sure the Drain Cleaning Bladder is inserted past the point where the two drains intersect.
Swimming Pools - Use the Drain Cleaning Bladder to prime and flush pool lines.
Showers - Fully insert the Drain Cleaning Bladder into the line after removing the drain plate.
Washing Machines - Insert the Drain Cleaning Bladder into the drain line at least 6" and as close to the clog as possible.
Sinks - Remove the stopper to insert the Drain Cleaning Bladder. When working on a double sink, make sure the Drain Cleaning Bladder is inserted past the point where the two drains intersect.
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can this be used in the toilet without removing the toilet bowl?

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July 3, 2013
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September 8, 2015
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Absolutely. And without removing the muck in the bowl. It's a God send for that use alone.
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July 14, 2015
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Not recommended, you wouldn't want to get it lodged in the trap!
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May 20, 2014
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I would not do that. The bladder would need to pass completely through the toilet so that no pressure was exerted on your closet flange wax ring. Pull the toilet and then use the bladder but if your clog isn't before the next vent or drain branch, water may come up and out any drain or vent instead of forcing the clog to break free. You need to establish where the clog is in you sewer system to better Read More
I would not do that. The bladder would need to pass completely through the toilet so that no pressure was exerted on your closet flange wax ring. Pull the toilet and then use the bladder but if your clog isn't before the next vent or drain branch, water may come up and out any drain or vent instead of forcing the clog to break free. You need to establish where the clog is in you sewer system to better target it. Read Less
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April 28, 2014
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Not the large size, the medium size could potentially work, good luck it's worth a try, I know it works great on main lines and sinks.
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March 5, 2014
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This is not intended to be put into the toilet. It needs to go into the clean out of your main sewer line.
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February 3, 2014
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Maybe, but the directions say not to. I used a medium on my toilet and it wouldn't get past the last turn.
If you don't get it past the wax seal on your toilet and turn on the water you will probably blow out the seal. I just removed the toilet and used the large one on my 3 inch line.
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July 3, 2013
Answer: 
Aphowell,
Thank you for your question. This BrassCraft Drain Bladder is not designed to clear toilet clogs through the toilet bowl. However, if the toilet is removed from the floor, you may use the bladder in the floor drain.
If you don’t want to remove the toilet bowl, we also recommend you use a BrassCraft Toilet Auger (BC40030).
Let us know if you have any other questions at 800-835-2200.
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Can the Bladder be used with Hot Water?

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March 24, 2015
The Video indicates cold water to fill the bladder but can it be used with hot water and will that be more effective in mains that have soap & lint clogs?
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May 16, 2016
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I don't see why not, it's just a heavy rubber bladder.
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No. Hot water softens the rubber and could cause it to open the discharge valve before the bladder was fully inflated. It will only work if the bladder can fully seal the drain/pipe, so that sufficient water pressure can build between the bladder and the clog, to force the clog out. Without being fully sealed, the water from the bladder would just escape back towards the open end you are working from. Read More
No. Hot water softens the rubber and could cause it to open the discharge valve before the bladder was fully inflated. It will only work if the bladder can fully seal the drain/pipe, so that sufficient water pressure can build between the bladder and the clog, to force the clog out. Without being fully sealed, the water from the bladder would just escape back towards the open end you are working from. Which can be most unpleasant, especially when dealing with a clogged toilet. Read Less
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If you read the answers, I prepared for the use this product by pouring some boiling water down the drain to soften what I suspected was congealed grease in the pipes. I would not recommend using the hot water actually through the device though. Besides the possibility of damaging it. You will not get the amount of pressure out of your hot water tank that you will from the cold water line. It's the Read More
If you read the answers, I prepared for the use this product by pouring some boiling water down the drain to soften what I suspected was congealed grease in the pipes. I would not recommend using the hot water actually through the device though. Besides the possibility of damaging it. You will not get the amount of pressure out of your hot water tank that you will from the cold water line. It's the pressure that does the job. Read Less
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July 14, 2015
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I'm not sure, I wouldn't force it with high temps.
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April 2, 2015
Answer: 
JohnD,
This BrassCraft bladder is designed to be connected to a garden hose and used with cold water only. If you have any other questions about our drain cleaning products, please do not hesitate to contact our Product Experts toll free at 800-835-2200.
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March 30, 2015
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Hi JohnD,
This bladder is designed to be attached to a garden hose and to be used with cold water. I have used them and they work just fine with cold water.
Mike
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Will this bladder work with flexible, corrugated landscape drain pipe?

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They only cost $12 pal. Try it and see and then come back and report. I'm guessing it will seal and do what it is meant to do. Whether or not corrugated pipe is sturdy enough to handle the water pressure, is another matter. Suppose it would depend on how obstinate the clog is.
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I do not see why it would not. As long as the proper sized bladder is matched to the diameter of the pipe it should be able to conform to the corrugation. Since it works by first swelling up until it fills the pipe. Then pulsing. Hope that answers your question.
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It will probably NOT seal against the pipe ridges.
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May 18, 2015
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Thank you runningman for your question. This drain bladder is NOT designed for use with flexible, corrugated pipe. It can however be used with PVC, ABS and Steel drain pipe. Should you require additional information on this product please feel free to contact one of our Product Experts toll-free at 800-835-2200.
Thank you again.
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May 16, 2015
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The Basscraft Large Drain Bladder could be used with corrugated landscape drain pipe that is 6" or less in diameter.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very effective! We now have several sizes to help with the maintenance of our stations. They do work great. This is not a negative mark but just a reality: The rubber does eventually degrade over the years so if you detect a problem you are better to buy a new one than have it rupture in your drain line. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Try it I just need to try it to how it works and works good July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent, saved me 250.00 I had a problem with a clogged sewer line. The local plumbing outfit wanted 275.00 to run their machine through the 30ft line. My Dad was a plumber. He had me running tools for him as soon as I was big enough to carry a tool box. Cleaning drains/sewers was one of the first things I learned how to do. The ones like this that Dad had were made of brass and canvas. I thought I would give this a try before I rented a machine from Home Depot. For 20.00 why not? Well it worked! Thanks Dad! June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Necessary and functional Used this type of drain cleaner before. The new replaces an old one that exploded. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by worked when the auger failed This is the first review I have ever made, but I felt that I needed to share. I had a clog between my house and street clean outs. I was getting no where with a 1/4" x 25' handheld auger after spending all morning working at the clog. I would just get bits and pieces. After purchasing this, the clog was gone in five minutes and I saw the clog rush past the street clean out. Problem solved! I used the large on a 4" pvc. June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I had one explode on me, but 2nd try was a success! Used in 4" pipe, I think my problem the first time was that the tip of the bladder where the opening is was up against a turn in the pipe, which blocked the opening, and covered it even tighter as the bladder expanded, and bam, it popped. Fortunately, even thought it had a big hole, it stayed intact and I was able to get it out easily enough. Second time, I made sure I didn't bottom out the bladder against the pipe and it worked perfectly, at least it seems that way so far. Good luck, hope this helps! May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best invention since the wheel! After fighting with a snake for an hour I inserted this into the drain line then turned on the water 3 seconds later I could hear the clog bust loose June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing!!! I had a clogged main about 10ft past the clean out. I tried 2 different snakes (gross) and 2 gallons of main pipe cleaner (lye). Still didn't unclog. My Grandpa had one of these and brought it over. I pushed it in until it stopped and turned on the water very slowly. I put the water to full blast and saw the water rise in the basement drain which I plugged quickly. After 30 seconds I pulled the plug off and it was clear! We ran it for a few minutes the did volume tests. Clog gone!!!! Go buy this immediately!!! Saved me hundreds and if I had used it right away would have saved us over a day of using no water. April 20, 2016
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