Re: Broken Drain Auger
Posted by e-plumber on December 07, 2003 at 22:37:36:
In response to Re: Broken Drain Auger
: Any one know of any tricks to remove an auger tip that has broken off in a main sewer line.

: I've got the old clay pipes that just welcomes roots through all the joints. I usually have to clean it once maybe every 9-12 months. Worked well for about 16 years. But tonight I hit a spot that apparently broke the spiral tip off the auger. Did not really notice it till I pulled it back in. I thought about just running a regular garden house down and just pushing it on to the sewer. Any suggestions from some of you more experienced guys would greatly be appreciated! Thanks.

Reply:
If the snake head broke off the line due to heavy roots, a garden hose with water running is not going to "push" it into the main sewer. The correct way to resolve this issue would be to have a licensed plumber come out, snake the line with a retrieving head and try to grab onto the broken head to remove it. Let the plumber know what he/she is in store for when you call for service.
Good luck. e-plumber


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