Cobra Products 83250 1/4-Inch-by-25-Foot Metal Drain Clearing Drum Auger

Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger Description

From the Manufacturer

These Drain Clearing Drum Augers have a power coated metal pistol grip handle with a wood turning knob. The high grade, high carbon, non-kink, rust resistant spring steel wire powers through clogs efficiently.

Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger Description
Sealed rust proof powder coated enameled steel canister. High grade, high carbon, non-kink, rust resistant spring steel wire with open-wound boring head. Zinc plated lock-tight thumbscrew. Pistol grip handle and wood turning knob. Cleans 1-1/4" to 2" line s.
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Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger Technical Details

  • 1/4-inch x 25-foot High Carbon spring wire
  • Clears small and medium household drains
  • Self-Storing metal canister
  • Plastic turning knob

Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger Specifications
Part Number:83250
Item Package Quantity:1
Item Dimensions
Length:16.75 inches
Width:11.50 inches
Height:7.25 inches

Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 11.5 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000H5ZYX6
  • Item model number: 83250

Customer Reviews on Cobra Products 83250 Metal Drum Auger

Review 1:
I bought this after fighting with a bathroom sink clog for weeks. It was a $16 well spent. The instructions are not very clear, but I knew how to use it from having watched others before. You push the wire through the pipes until you can go no more. Sometimes you encounter a bend in the pipes and the auger will not go further, so you stop there and spin the drum until you feel the wire slip further in. When you think you have caught something, pull the wire back (sounds sort of like fishing). It may take a few tries if the clog is way in the pipes, but with 25 feet to work with, you should be able to get the clog out in minutes. Don't forget to clean, dry and oil wire before storing it back into the drum. Easy enough for any handy woman with manicured nails like me to handle.

Review 2:
I was a little skeptical because the price was so low - but the reviews were so good I had to give it a shot. If it didn't work out, it was an acceptable amount to lose. I'm happy to say that this is by far the best investment I have made in a very long time.

I am in a rental home with old pipes that give me trouble every six months or so. I grew weary of calling either the landlord or the roto-rooter people and having that expense for what was always some ridiculously small clump of whatever, and slow drains the rest of the time. I am unbelievably happy with this product!

A few of things to be aware of:

* I've noticed some of the negative reviews were under the impression that simply turning the handle inserts and retracts the snake - it does not. This is an affordable MANUAL auger made slightly easier with a rotation/holding drum. You still need to exert some elbow grease, and that's all there is to it. Small price to pay to save even more money, I'd say.

* You must insert and retract the snake coil by hand. When the snake hits the clog, you rotate the coil clockwise trying to drill through and snag the clog. Pulling back and counterclockwise rotation helps works the clog OUT. The drum HOLDS the snake coil; the rotation handle SPINS THE COIL inside the pipe and helps snag the clog; the thumbscrew keeps the coil manageable and steady;

* The head of the coil doesn't just "fit" into drains with narrow openings - it's a little larger to snag more stuff. In that case, just put the tip of the coil into the drain, then turn the handle clockwise. The coil/snake will screw into the drain past the large head which can then be inserted into the drain as needed.

* When removing the snake from the drain, alternately employ two methods:
- push it back into its circular holding compartment
- turn handle counterclockwise

* When the coil feels like it is snagged during removal, keep using the methods above. It is working the clog out.

* If you don't see the clog right away, plunge the drain for a moment, then use the snake again. You should be starting to see the some progress.

* You may need to do it a few times for a tough clog.

* You can take the whole snake out of the compartment (loosen thumbscrew); put it in the sink with some dish soap, rinse, dry off with a towel, and use some oil (I used hair clipper oil) to relubricate it. Wipe out compartment and dry as well. Use a paper towel to remove excess oil and recoil into compartment. I just push the coil back through, bend so it will go circular again, then push the snake through until you reach the end.

I seriously recommend the heck out of this thing both for your wallet and your sanity. 

Review 3:
i hate using drano because it's so toxic but my incredibly thick hair really knows how to clog up the tub drain. i tried several other more natural techniques (baking soda, vinegar, & bleach which is questionable environmentally) and even a Zip-it (it couldn't reach the clog) all to no avail. i used this little gizmo and it smacked the hair clog right out of the drain. now, i'll never have to buy anything else or kill anymore fish to unclog a drain. i am a very happy camper!

Review 4:
I purchased this product to perodically clean the drains in our bathrooms. I once paid a plumber nearly $ 100 for a visit to clean one drain due to the water going out of the sink slower than desired. Based on the cost of this product that I will be able to use multiple time, it is well worth the money. It is simple to use and it works. Excellent value for those willing to do-it-yourself.

Review 5:
Don't pay a plumber for a job that will take you 5 minutes to do yourself! Easy to use-just put the cable in till the clog is reached, turn-and voila! Pull it out & the clog is removed. No more unsafe drain liquids "draining" my wallet. For $20, there's no reason not to use it. Very good investment.

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