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How To Use Drum Auger


A drum auger is a plumbing tool used to clear clogged pipes. The tool is equipped with a flexible cable that has a corkscrew-like auger at the end. When the auger is inserted into the pipe, it is rotated and pulled back out, disrupting the clog. A drum auger is a useful tool for clearing clogs in pipes that are too small for a plumber’s snake. Here’s how to use a drum auger.

Step 1: Gather the necessary materials. You will need a drum auger, a bucket, a plumbing snake, and a pair of gloves. Make sure you have all the materials before beginning.

Step 2: Put on the gloves. Drum augers are made of sharp metal and can easily damage your hands. Wear the gloves to protect your hands.

Step 3: Place the bucket beneath the drain. You will need the bucket to catch any water that flows out of the pipe while you are working. Place the bucket underneath the drain before proceeding.

Step 4: Insert the drum auger into the pipe. Carefully feed the auger into the pipe until it reaches the clog. Be sure to not force the auger into the pipe, as this could damage the pipe.

Step 5: Turn the handle. Once the auger is in the pipe, begin to turn the handle. This will cause the auger to rotate, which should help to break up the clog. Continue to turn the handle until the clog is broken up.

Step 6: Pull the auger out. Once the clog has been broken up, begin to pull the auger out of the pipe. As you pull the auger out, it should also help to dislodge any debris that may have been stuck in the pipe.

Step 7: Flush the pipe with water. Once the auger has been removed from the pipe, flush the pipe with water to help clear out any remaining debris. Flush the pipe until the water runs clear.

Step 8: Check the pipe for further blockages. If the pipe is still blocked, it may be necessary to use a plumbing snake to clear out any stubborn blockages. Insert the snake into the pipe and turn the handle to help break up the clog.

Using a drum auger is an effective way to clear out clogged pipes. Make sure to always wear gloves when using a drum auger, as the metal can cause serious injury. With the instructions above, you should be able to quickly and easily clear any clogged pipes.