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Model #59787

Store SKU #649698

3 ft. Toilet Auger

  • Quickly and safely clears toilet obstructions
  • Vinyl guard helps protect the toilet's porcelain
  • Handle for a comfortable and secure grip
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Price:
$2928

Product Overview

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 for ease of use. The vinyl guard protects the porcelain in the toilet bowl from scratches.
  • 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
  • Bulb head
  • Vinyl guard protects porcelain
  • Navigates through the toilet S-bend to clear clogs beyond the initial mouth opening

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
1 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
6 in
Cable diameter (in.)
0.5
Cable length (ft.)
3.0
Maximum pipe size cleared (in.)
6.0
Minimum pipe size cleared (in.)
1.0

Details

Auger Type
Other
Power Source
Hand-Crank
Powered cable feed
No
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool
Winding drum
No

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

23Questions87Answers

is it worth it to buy the 3ft or the 6ft toilet auger

Asked by toilet guy October 23, 2012
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Per YouTube video the dude said. 3 footer would be adequate and it was.

will the Ridgid Auger damage porcelain toilet ?

Asked by sam October 24, 2012
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To best of my limited knowledge " no"

are 3 foot closet augers all telescoping

Asked by shady November 30, 2012
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No, 3ft aren't telescoping. They are just Long enough to clean out the toilet itself and a very short bit after(less than a foot). Look at a YouTube video for proper use

Where would one store this?

Asked by dandy June 9, 2015
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This is also known as a closet auger. That should be enough to tell you where to store it.

Can I unclog a bathroom sink with this?

Asked by dude January 26, 2016
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No. This is for toilets. They make smaller ones for sinks.

We have a stuck bar of soap several inches up into the toilet. Would this be apt for helping remo...

Asked by Adam November 24, 2017
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Not sure. Check google or YouTube. There may be ways to soften soap. I read that dishwashing soap in toliet followed by hot water helps lubricate toliet and may allow soap to move.

Can it be used for sink and tub clogs too.

Asked by DL January 29, 2016
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No. It is designed specifically for toilets and would be too awkward to use for anything else. The snake part of the auger is too large in diameter to use in sink and tub drains and too short.

How long is the warranty and where can I fund it?

Asked by mikono January 20, 2018
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Can return within 90 days. Home Depot.

How do I clean it or keep it from rusting?

Asked by Plumby October 2, 2017
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Rise it off with garden hose outside and spray it wd40 to keep it from rusting

Is it necessary to wear

Asked by BostonHolly July 13, 2016
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Anytime you're dealing with toilet/sewer issues it's recommended that you wear eye protection, long sleeves, pants and closed toed shoes or boots. However, using this you should be fine with just gloves.

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Customer Reviews

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This is a great snake for toilets, and seems very well built. We have had to plunge our toilet for years, and it always worked. After 4 hours last night and 4 blistered hands I needed a different plan. (Yes my wife plunged too. Our rule is you plug it, you plunge it). After lookig at what was available at HD, I realized I needed to search on 'Toilet Auger,' and not just 'Snake.' My first impulse was to buy a drill powered snake (Urr, as Tim the Tool Man Taylor would have grunted) until I saw the reviews that said you can break your bowl with them. Hence "Toilet Auger.' Of the brands listed, this one had the best, one-sided distribution of love/hate reviews so I bought it. I didn't watch videos since I've done some plumbing, and didn't really need too, once I figured out the combinations of motions needed: Going in - push til it resist, rotate and push, push. Coming back out - pull til it resists, rotate/pull, pull. It helped to pull the whole unit out a little sometimes when it got stuck coming out, and then slide the handle/tube unit back into the hole over the snake. Don't pull it out too far though so you don't scratch your porcelain. Please also note that turning it one way is more helpful for making the snake go in and out. I don't remember which, but it depends on the way the snake is wound. Try it one way or the other as you push it in or out. The reviews here were very helpful, and I picked up 2 important pieces of information. Slide the snake all the way into the tube/handle piece before putting it into the bowl so you don't scratch the bowl. When you buy it the snake is extended, and I can see how you can miss this important piece of info. It took me a minute after I took it out of the packaging to see what they were talking about, and the light went on in my head. The other advice was to get the 3 foot unit. A reviewer talked about the problem they had working a 6 foot unit, which is when the other light went on, because the 6 footer is so tall. Looking at my toilet and based on my experience, I couldn't get down into the waste pipe anyway, even if I had a 6 foot unit. If the clog is below the toilet in the waste pipe you should take the toilet off first anyway, and then you'll have a straight shot. Hopefully you won't need to do that, but if you do, you should be able to eliminate the toilet as the source of the problem with the 3 foot unit before having to disassemble your toilet. Here's a caution. I also bought a new-style plunger with a nice T-handle, which I hoped would work better than my old one. Unfortunately it worked too well! The seal with hole in the bowl was tight which forced waste water into the toilet tank and sucked water back out of the tank into the bowl! I don't like that! I don't think it will contaminate my supply line, but be careful...
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The auger is easy to use , comes with directions too. I think it needs a nice black bag with a b...
The auger is easy to use , comes with directions too. I think it needs a nice black bag with a bucket inside so when you do unclog a toilet with human debris inside of it you are not carring it across a beautiful million dollar foyer at a hotel or living area.
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My toilet was not flushing so I pulled up a YouTube video for help. The plumber in the video sugg...
My toilet was not flushing so I pulled up a YouTube video for help. The plumber in the video suggested the toilet auger and showed how to properly use it to unstop a toilet. I purchased the auger and came home to try it out. I read the instructions that came with it and using the tips from the video I began to attempt to unclog the toilet. I was successful my first attempt and pulled out a toothbrush!! I am so happy and Thankful for this product saving me from a plumber bill! Great product!
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I have two teenage boys. This thing is awesome! I have used other snakes including ones that hook...
I have two teenage boys. This thing is awesome! I have used other snakes including ones that hook up to my power drill. If you have toilet “blockage” this is the tool for you. I have a blocked toilet for two weeks and couldn’t get it unclogged. Tried everything. Even had friends come over and try. I bought this thing, and after 5 minutes,.... FLUSH!
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Pickering, ON
Fished out a pencil on the third try
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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." Fished out "Exhibit A" on the third try. And it was great seeing another Prius driver appreciating the hybrid parking at our Home Depot!
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This thing is awesome!
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I found this tool in a storage shed on the property of my home when I bought it. Little did I know at the time that there would soon be a use for it and probably the reason the previous home owner had it to begin with. Thanks for leaving this amazing tool behind for me to use. I recently had issues with what seemed like a clogged toilet that was also leaking beneath the toilet at the floor seal (wax ring). While using a plunger to no avail I remembered this cool looking auger tool in my shed. After just a brief bit of web research I realized what it was and immediately retrieved it. Almost as soon as I started using the K6 I hit an obstruction. After much work and a good bit of time I was finally able to penetrate the line beneath the toilet with the full length of the auger but then while trying to extract it I found that it was stuck on something. I immediately started applying much more force all the while continuing to turn the handle. After a good 15-20 minutes I felt something give and was finally able to extract it from the toilet. Much to my surprise out came a very large tangled clump of roots that was approximately 18" long and nearly the thickness of the inside diameter if the the sewer line at one end. I'm amazed that this toilet was even partially working at times with this huge mass of roots in the line. What I'm even more amazed at is how well the K6 did at extracting this thing without doing anything to my toilet. I would highly recommend this very well thought out and extremely well constructed tool to anyone regardless of the price. Very well worth the money and now that I know how easy it made the task at hand for me I would probably pay twice that much for it knowing all well that it can take whatever you put it through. My K6 auger now has a new home in the front of my workshop mounted on the wall like a trophy waiting for the next time I need rescuing from the nasty sewer line root monster. Thanks for an awesome tool! Regards, Don
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Great Product
Ease of installation :
5
Quality :
5
Value :
5
After a contemplating calling a plumber after our toilet would barely flush, we opted to try this product. It's simple, and did NOT scratch our toilet. Within 3 minutes of using this toilet Auger, it cleared the toilet, and we were able to get a full-powered flush!
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Almost bought the cheaper alternative. Glad I didn't!
We just installed a Toto Ultramax Dual Flush 1.28 and 0.8 GPF, which has now clogged on 2 occasions in less than a month. Not happy with that situation but in terms of the auger itself, you can almost feel the quality when you lift it up (heavier than the cheaper alternative) since the rod casing portion is all metal. As most Toto Ultramax owners know, plungers don't suction properly on these toilets so an auger is often necessary and the Ridgid Auger, though it did take 2 attempts, got the job done. As other have noted, YOU MUST make sure to pull the cable in all the way so that you don't scratch the porcelain. I highly recommend everyone to watch the video provided on the product site. I'm glad I didn't go with the $10 alternative which felt flimsy (all plastic) and I can see how it can crack relatively easily. Spend the $36 and buy this auger. Will last you a long time, if not a lifetime.
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It was worth the money I spent on it....
It was worth the money I spent on it.
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Quickly resolved clogged toilet. Toughest clog we ever had. Ordered online, had item via curbside...
Quickly resolved clogged toilet. Toughest clog we ever had. Ordered online, had item via curbside delivery within an hour. Saved money by not needing a plumber.
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