Model # BC30500

Internet #100534792

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
$2948 /each
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Product Overview

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

Product Overview

  • 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

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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Brand Milwaukee RIDGID BrassCraft
Ratings (287) (0) (6) (12)
Power Source Manual Manual
Cable length (ft.) 50 50
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Specifications

Dimensions

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.)
4
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)
2

Details

Auger Type
Straight
Power Source
Manual
Powered cable feed
No
Returnable
90-Day
Winding drum
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One year limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

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.)
4
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)
2

Details

Auger Type
Straight
Power Source
Manual
Powered cable feed
No
Returnable
90-Day
Winding drum
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
One year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

Will this work if tree roots are clogging the line?

Asked by: Elizabeth
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: Mrs. White
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.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCraft-1-2-in-x-50-ft-Drain-Auger-BC30500/100534792?N=bqoe
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 287.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I know that larger drain augurs need electric torque to make them work. Here's when this product ... I know that larger drain augurs need electric torque to make them work. Here's when this product can be useful: an inexpensive first shot when you don't want to pay a pro and you know that you aren't a big drain abuser (grease, etc.) The 1/2" tip is a great size. Think of this product as part battering ram, part drill. The best advice I've read is if you have a 1/2" drill, most people don't. If not, you can bump in to the clog and use this augur as a battering ram to knock the clog loose. You can turn it somewhat, drill style to dig at the clog a little. The funny little handle. Remove the thumb/set screw completely and slide the augur through it, up to the clean out. Insert and tighten the set screw. Now you have a hand hold to push or twist the augur. With a little patience you can save $100-$200 bucks; I did.
Date published: 2017-08-06
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 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 First tried a 25' Ridgid KwikSpin with 1/4" thickness, but it wasn't long enough to get to the cl... First tried a 25' Ridgid KwikSpin with 1/4" thickness, but it wasn't long enough to get to the clog. At 50' ( & with 1/2" thickness!) this got the job done! After reading all the reviews here, I did not even try to use the "turning bar" that came with the snake, expecting that the snake would fit perfectly into the chuck of my Ryobi 1/2" variable speed drill. Carefully snipped the plastic ties holding the coiled snake together, making sure the dangerous business end didnt whip apart & "catch" me like a hook catches a fish. Then we uncoiled the 50' into a straight line, inserted the end of it into the drill, and began feeding the business end into the drain via the cleanout plug. When I met resistance it was nice to have my son use the drill to turn it and to break through it. Took our time, making sure to manually pull back & push forward several times each time I "felt" the snake had "found" something. This process was continued (manually feeding snake, drilling when necessary, then pulling & pushing to help break it up) until we had all but 3' of it in the drain. A note here about what I "felt": The last half of the snake it seemed to me that resistance never really went away. It was as if the snake was "in" the clog & might just be pushing the clog further down the line? Or maybe the 1/2" coil was "doubling back on itself" inside the 4" drain line? Or maybe the the clog itself was actually spread out over 20+ feet of drain? There was no way to know for sure. So I just took my time, repeating the process until I literally ran out of snake. Extracting the snake was done manually. As I brought more & more of it out, my son was nearby trying as best he could to coil it inside a 5 gallon bucket I'd bought. It wasn't perfectly coiled inside of it, because as more & more snake got coiled into the bucket, the more the snake resisted being coiled. But it was enough to get it ALL in the bucket so I could use the bucket to carry the whole snake outside. We had punched a hole into the bottom of the bucket (suggested by someone here), so once outside I was able to use the hose to just spray clean the bucketed snake. Once satisfied I'd done as best with that as I could do, I laid out the snake in a straight line, and again used the spray hose. Then I wipe-dried it down with rags, hit it all up real good with spray lube (hoping to avoid rust), and hand coiled it much like you'd do with a 50' electric extension cord. Brought it to a flat surface, threw on half a dozen ties, and put it away in my garage for what hopefully will be the first & last time. My wife had been boiling water in large pots on the stove, & after we'd replaced the cleanout plug, we'd poured this boiling water down the slop sink & the kitchen sink that had been backing up. We then ran a load of laundry & danced the "dance of joy!" as we watched the water quickly drain from the previously backed up slop sink drain. Since I already owned the 1/2" drill, cost me less than $60 to fix this problem, & I now own a 25' & a 50' snake for any future problems.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked well with my hand-held drill motor. Be advised it... Worked well with my hand-held drill motor. Be advised it is heavy in weight and I had more success having another person help. One on the drill and other feeding. You can manage by yourself use the manual handle device provided. Was wishing the lead end had a pointed taper to it.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! Double kitchen sink completely clogged. First tried Drano. No luck. Next i used a 25 ft auger from the roof vent. No luck. So i went to home depot and bought this 50 foot auger. Back on the roof i went. After inserting about 45 foot of the auger into the pipe, I hit paydirt. Actually i hit a big chunk of broccoli casserole. After pushing the auger down and up a few times(I didnt even use the handle) it broke through and cleared the clog. I then went inside and thanked my wife for putting leftover broccoli casserole down the garbage disposal :) great products. I rolled it up in a 5 gallon bucket, sprayed it down with WD-40 and stored it away in my shop. No more plumbers for me!
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My kitchen sink was blocked, water simply did not want... My kitchen sink was blocked, water simply did not want to go down, even after turning on the garbage disposal or waiting overnight. My 25ft snake could not reach the blockage, so I bought this 50ft version. I managed to push it all the way down the pipe to where the blockage was. I could feel resistance and I kept on pushing further until the auger could be heard going doing the main sewer line. I expected that the blockage was pushed into the main line, but I was sorely mistaken: when I withdrew the auger the blockage was still there. I had to push the auger in again, but this time, after it met the blockage I kept on pushing the snake back and forth until it reached the main line. This time I was successful. The snake worked, but it was not easy.
Date published: 2017-07-18
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