Model # BC95040

Internet #100621421

BrassCraft Encased Sewer Rod
0088712943754

BrassCraft Discontinued

Encased Sewer Rod

  • Special winding handle limits your hand contact with the wire
  • Special boring head penetrates stubborn clogs
  • Comes in a self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case
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Product Overview

  • Special winding handle limits your hand contact with the wire
  • Special boring head penetrates stubborn clogs
  • Comes in a self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case
Designed for most sewer outlets, stack vents and storm gutters, this BrassCraft Encased Sewer Rod features a sturdy spear-shaped boring head that penetrates the most stubborn clogs. It comes in a self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case with a winding handle to ensure that your hands have minimal contact with the wire.
  • For most sewer outlets, stack vents and storm gutters
  • Use to clear 4 - 10 in. Dia lines
  • Sturdy poly-tuff spear-shaped boring head
  • Oil-tempered flat spring steel wire
  • Self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case with a winding handle
  • Safe, reliable and easy to use

Product Overview

  • Special winding handle limits your hand contact with the wire
  • Special boring head penetrates stubborn clogs
  • Comes in a self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case
Model #: BC95040
Internet #: 100621421

Designed for most sewer outlets, stack vents and storm gutters, this BrassCraft Encased Sewer Rod features a sturdy spear-shaped boring head that penetrates the most stubborn clogs. It comes in a self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case with a winding handle to ensure that your hands have minimal contact with the wire.

  • For most sewer outlets, stack vents and storm gutters
  • Use to clear 4 - 10 in. Dia lines
  • Sturdy poly-tuff spear-shaped boring head
  • Oil-tempered flat spring steel wire
  • Self-storing, rust-resistant plastic case with a winding handle
  • Safe, reliable and easy to use

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
2.5600 in
Assembled Height (in.)
17.35 in
Assembled Width (in.)
17.35 in
Cable diameter (in.)
.5
Cable length (ft.)
40
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.)
2.5600 in
Assembled Height (in.)
17.35 in
Assembled Width (in.)
17.35 in
Cable diameter (in.)
.5
Cable length (ft.)
40
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

Can you use this tool to snake 25' upstream from a clean out in a straight 4" line?

Asked by: Scott
Seems to me that depends on the "configuration of your clean-out. Angled clean-outs typically guide a snake downstream, which would make snaking the other way a bit problematic, cuz the snake would have to make a near-U turn. However, if your trap entry is perpendicular the "rod" could go either way. Suggest you call the number given by the seller in his answer.
Answered by: Steppen
Date published: 2017-12-18

Can this tool be used to clear clog in gutter downspout?

Asked by: ladyDIY
Realistically, a high speed down flush with water hose would probably work as well or better while, unless the clog were very dense (which they usually are not) the sewer rod end might just go through the leaves or whatever. It's one of those things worth giving a try just to see. And be cautious about leaning a ladder against the gutter to get to the downspout.
Answered by: Steppen
Date published: 2017-12-18

How will this unclog my sewer line? How will it break through the clog? By manual force?

Asked by: Ck85304
Had to push but cleared the drain
Answered by: Don
Date published: 2018-03-01

Will this tool allow me to unclog sewer lilne from roof vent pipe?

I need to insert the cable and auger through the roof vent pipe, go down 10 feet and make a 90 degree turn at T, extend the cable 20 or 25 feet to unclog the sewer line. Will this tool do that particular job? Also how is the hand attached to turn the cable and auger?
Asked by: Donal
It could if the rod turns toward the clog when it contacts the vent pipe's intersection with the sewer line from the household drain. It's almost a give or Go thing with vent pipes, but no harm in trying.
Answered by: Steppen
Date published: 2017-12-18
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Customer Reviews

Encased Sewer Rod is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not your best choice for snaking out a sewer line This is sold as a sewer clean-out tool, and it will work in limited situations. It is constructed of flat metal that will only bend in one direction, and not make any sharp bends at all. Typical sewer systems contain several turns that are not in the same direction, and so this tool will not help with most homes. It is somewhat useful in the main house clean-out if it only has the one long curve and then a straight run, but then you cannot spin the thing, only continue in a straight line.The end is a small arrow-head shape which will poke through clogs if they are not too tough, but probably wouldn't help with tree roots or serious clogs. I do not recommend this encased sewer rod.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2010-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We were having ongoing problems with our (old) main sewer line about 8-10 feet beyond the cleanou... We were having ongoing problems with our (old) main sewer line about 8-10 feet beyond the cleanout in the basement. I'm not a DIY guy but I was getting tired paying hundreds of dollars to plumbers for minutes of work. So I did some research online and bought this baby. Next time it backed up I sprung into action! ... (with my reputation at stake). I fed the rod in and soon hit the obstruction, then I jiggled back-and-forth pretty aggressively. The extended rod is remarkably solid ... like a spear. Next thing WHOOOSH! ... the pipe cleared, best sound I ever heard! Afterwards I wiped down the rod and oiled it and put away for again.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just bought this at Home Depot to use in my sewer clean out. I know I have roots getting into my ... Just bought this at Home Depot to use in my sewer clean out. I know I have roots getting into my sewer line in a section of old clay pipe. I have had roto rooter out about every 2 years to clean out. I'm about to replace the line but needed to open it before the line is replaced. This worked ok to break up enough that it is flowing again. I also bought a 2 foot section of 1 1/4 in PVC pipe with a 90 degree connector to help deflect the line into the T from the clean out. It also helps give more push down the line once in the sewer line. I think it is worth the $30 costs to try this before spending $300 on a plummer. It worked for me!
Date published: 2017-07-09
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