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3 ft. Toilet Auger

$33.98 /each
  • Quickly and safely clears toilet obstructions
  • Vinyl guard helps protect the toilet's porcelain

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Get the RIDGID 3 ft. Toilet Auger to quickly and safely clear toilet obstructions. This hand-powered auger features a durable, kink-resistant, 1/2 in. compression-wrapped inner core cable and large, ergonomically designed handles.

  • Durable, kink-resistant, 1/2 in. compression-wrapped inner core cable
  • Negotiates water-conserving toilets with ease
  • Large, ergonomically designed handles provide a comfortable grip
  • New, durable, kink-resistant, 1/2 in. compression-wrapped inner core cable

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will the Ridgid Auger damage porcelain toilet ?

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October 23, 2012
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October 21, 2014
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To best of my limited knowledge " no"
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Villa Rica, GA
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September 1, 2014
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The vinyl guard on the tube protects the bottom. As long as you pull the handle up to retract the auger into the tube and then place in the toilet it will not mark.
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Reading, PA
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January 1, 2014
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Saw no visible damage to bowl.
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November 16, 2013
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When the auger is used, the flexible cable is first drawn back into the tube, then the tube is placed into the drain hole in the toilet bowl, then the cable is slowly advanced while cranking. The flexible cable is not touching the porcelain in the bowl so no risk of damage, and being a flexible cable I don't think there is risk of damage to the porcelain in the toilet drain. It is easy to use and works Read More
When the auger is used, the flexible cable is first drawn back into the tube, then the tube is placed into the drain hole in the toilet bowl, then the cable is slowly advanced while cranking. The flexible cable is not touching the porcelain in the bowl so no risk of damage, and being a flexible cable I don't think there is risk of damage to the porcelain in the toilet drain. It is easy to use and works great for me. Read Less
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November 2, 2013
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I used the 3 foot and had no problem,porcelain was not scratched or damaged in any way.
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May 7, 2013
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Absolutely not!
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San Jose, CA, USA
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April 17, 2013
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It won't damage it if you use it correctly; there are some good videos on youtube that show you how. Just be sure to pull the auger all the way up into the handle and insert it into the drain with the plastic sleeve covering everything but the tip. You may have to hold it tight to keep it from backing out as you crank, but as long as you keep that sleeve against the drain it shouldn't scratch it - it Read More
It won't damage it if you use it correctly; there are some good videos on youtube that show you how. Just be sure to pull the auger all the way up into the handle and insert it into the drain with the plastic sleeve covering everything but the tip. You may have to hold it tight to keep it from backing out as you crank, but as long as you keep that sleeve against the drain it shouldn't scratch it - it didn't scratch mine. Read Less
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New Market, MD, USA
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December 6, 2012
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The Ridgid Auger will not damage a porcelain toilet if used as directed
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Waterford, MI
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November 14, 2012
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The Ridgid 3' toilet auger will not damage porcelain if used correctly.
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November 8, 2012
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No, it has a vinyl wrapped end just to prevent this from happening. Just be sure to fully retract the snake before inserting it into the toilet & fully (if you can) retract before removing. If it does scratch usually just some elbow grease and a rag will remove the blemish. Usually metal gets left on the porcelain not the porcelain scratched.
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October 24, 2012
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It is not recommended to use the toilet auger on porcelain due to the fact it can scratch it.
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is it worth it to buy the 3ft or the 6ft toilet auger

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Monroe, Michigan
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Per YouTube video the dude said. 3 footer would be adequate and it was.
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December 21, 2014
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Most clogs are within 3 feet of the end such as the trap. Occasionally they are further away. For most homeowners, a 3 ft auger will work. If you want to be sure, get the 6 ft one as most small sewer lines connect to a larger line within 6 ft.
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Pottstown, Pa
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October 21, 2014
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I would recommend the 6ft shaft. It's all about leverage.
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Villa Rica, GA
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September 1, 2014
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For me, the 3ft model was enough to pass completely through the toilet. For my 3 bathrooms the 6ft would have been too long with the auger retracted all the way into the tube because the handle would have hit the wall.
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Reading, PA
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January 1, 2014
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I spent the $20 more and got the 6-footer. I'm glad I did because my
clog was just beyond the 3-foot reach of the 1st stage 3-footer telescope.
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November 16, 2013
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If the blockage is in the toilet, the 3' seems fine. When the cable is fully extended, it measures 3' beyond the end of the tube which is interested into the start of the toilet bowl drain, so it should reach anything in the toilet drain. A longer auger may reach further into the pipe below the toilet, but in my experience that is more difficult to fix and may require more than a toilet auger.
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Elmont, NY, USA
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May 7, 2013
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The three feet will be enough for a regular toilet. If you are a pro and you plumbing for living then you need the 6 feet
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The 3 ft. worked fine for my toilet.
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December 6, 2012
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If I could determine that the floor drain was not clogged, i.e,, if the toilet was not flooding, I would buy the 3' auger. The 6' auger will pass thru the toilet and down into the floor drain if that is where the problem is.
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3ft should work just fine. 6ft might be tight with the typical ceiling height in a bathroom. Clog beyond three feet isn't your toilet and instead in your main line. Because water flows downhill check your tub and see if that drains properly. If not, you'll need a plumber, or a more traditional snake; which should be run through the tub (or after removing the toilet in the drain) to help prevent Read More
3ft should work just fine. 6ft might be tight with the typical ceiling height in a bathroom. Clog beyond three feet isn't your toilet and instead in your main line. Because water flows downhill check your tub and see if that drains properly. If not, you'll need a plumber, or a more traditional snake; which should be run through the tub (or after removing the toilet in the drain) to help prevent scratches. Read Less
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A 6 foot auger is more common because you can extend it out further or only to the amount of footage you need so you will have the extra length if needed.
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Where would one store this?

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April 17, 2016
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I cut the lid (notched to the middle) of a 5 Gallon bucket. I extend the line once it's inside so that it may dry after rinsing it in my slop sink. Less mess and easy to carry as I maintain a 120 room hotel
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We gave it a good rinsing and hung it on a hook in the garage.
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December 29, 2015
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I stored mine in a storage closet in my garage. I placed a plastic bag around it and hung it from my storage hooks that were purchased from Home Depot.
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in the storage shed
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GARAGE
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After hosing it down to clean it, hung it in the corner of the garage.
A utility closet or furnace room is another choice.
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June 9, 2015
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This auger can be stored in the garage or a utility closet, for example.
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are 3 foot closet augers all telescoping

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I do know the Ridgid K-3 and the BrassCraft BC40030 are.
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The Ridgid is.
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I don't know if they are all telescoping. To use this one, you pull the cable back into the pipe, insert the tip of the pipe into the toilet drain and slowly crank and advance the flexible cable. It was easy and works great for me.
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no
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No, Rigid makes a 3' auger that does not telescope
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Yes they are.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 152 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A clogged toilet life saver I have had a toilet auger for over 35 years & have never had to call a plumber. The old auger finely gave way to rust after many uses on 1.6 gal. toilets. New one works great, heavy duty. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3ft toilet auger Same tool as proffesional plumbers use. Very simple to use too. Whyspend 300+ on plumberwhen you can do it your self for 30$... No brainer.. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Auger use Worked well as expected. Will recommend this product. June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clogged toilet It worked great. Stuck mini flashlight wedged in neck of toilet and it got it out, without have to take the toilet apart. Fantastic! May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cheaper then a plumber no home should be without one. Cheaper then a plumber June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by When a Plunger Just Isn't Enough The employee working the Home Depot plumbing department recommended this exact auger when our plunging, using dish soap, and mystical chanting didn't unclog our poor toilet. This auger unclogged the toilet in minutes. May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good buy the auger was purchased as a replacement. It works well for the purpose it was intended April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and Easy! This product made short work of unclogging a toilet. As a first-time user, it was very easy to use and we were done in about 15 seconds! Great product to keep in the household arsenal. April 20, 2016
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