Understanding when a drain auger or drain snake should be used

Understanding when a drain auger or drain snake should be used

“Where these tools take different directions is in the size of the drain they’re designed to clear. Drain snakes are for smaller drains like your kitchen or bathroom sink. Drain augers tackle larger pipes like your toilet or shower drain. The snake covers lines from 1-1/4″ – 2″ range and you’ll use an auger for lines in the 1-1/2″ – 3″ range.

You’ll notice that drain snakes usually have a smaller diameter cable than a drain auger. Since both clean by twisting the accessory at the tip, the auger needs a stouter cable to help it torque through the clog.”

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