What Plumbing Tools Should You Have in Your House
?Of course, as a former plumbing contractor, I?d like all consumers to call a professional plumber to fix your home plumbing woes. However, I know that?s not realistic and honestly, there are plumbing tools every home should have to tackle the easy stuff. In fact, there are some here that virtually eliminate some of the most common plumbing service calls. For a small investment, every household can be prepared for the inevitable plumbing issues that come up.
This tool is very easy to use and is great for clearing blockages in kitchen sinks, lavatories and tub drains that aren?t too far from the fixture drain. This rod is not meant to be used on a toilet. The rod is neither big enough in diameter nor rigid enough to be effective for toilet blockages. Homeowners also tend to think ?the harder I rotate the auger the quicker the blockage will be removed?. You have to let the tool do the work. If you rotate too forcefully you run the risk of kinking the rod.
?Ridgid ? GIDDS-813340 41408 Maxicore Drain Cleaner ?ÿ
?Ridgid is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the plumbing industry. Their quality and dependability are second to no one. If you?re going spend your hard-earned dollars on a canister auger this should be the one.
?General Pipe Cleaners R-25SM Spin Through Drain Augerÿ? If I don?t buy Ridgid I buy General Pipe Cleaner. They are a company committed to building great products for the plumbing professional. If it?s good enough for the pro it?s good enough for the homeowner.
?Drainx Pro Steel Drum Augerÿ? A best seller on Amazon. The quality is there but it?s not commercial grade. A great home drum auger.
?Drain Snake Drum Augerÿ? It?s made of molded plastic so it is definitely not as durable but it?s 25ft long and it will do the job.
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?Ridgid 36003 115V K-45AF-5 Sink Drain Cleaning Machineÿ? This is the one medium-duty drum auger on the list. It is electric powered and professional grade. It is what a plumber would use first if they were called out to rod a sink or shower drain.