Is a drain auger and a snake the same thing?
Drain snakes work 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.
How do you keep a drain snake from rusting?
Lubricate The Snake Pros use snake oil, gear oil, and even regular motor oil to lubricate the snake after each use. This helps prevent rust from forming on the metal and prolongs the life of the drum auger cable.
How do you lubricate a drain snake?
1. Lubricate The Snake. Pros use snake oil, gear oil, and even regular motor oil to lubricate the snake after each use. This helps prevent rust from forming on the metal and prolongs the life of the drum auger cable.
How do you clean a drained snake after use?
With a high-bristle wire pipe brush, poke through the plumbing snake’s crevices, dislodging any remaining particulate that the scrubbing brush was unable to reach. Then, run the plumbing snake through clean water to ensure that the coil is clean. Wipe it down with a rag and leave it out to dry completely.
Can you repair a drain snake?
If your cable breaks, you can repair it quickly with General’s Quick-Fix™. It lets you quickly repair broken drain & sewer cleaning snakes on the spot and continue working to finish the job. The specially designed spring with pre-welded female connector easily threads over the end of the broken drain snake.
What kind of oil do you use on a drain snake?
What kind of oil do you use in a drain snake?
Preserves & Protects Sewer Cables & Equipment General’s Snake-Oil Classic™ is better than common lubricants. Its special rust inhibitor cuts through moisture and replaces it with a rust resistant coating.
Can a drain snake damage pipes?
If you have a clogged pipe, a drain snake is a simple and cheap tool you can use to fix it. These are advertised as devices that anyone can use to unclog a drain. But if used improperly, drain augers could make the clog worse. You could jam the obstruction in there tighter, or worse, do damage to your pipes.
How often should you snake your drain?
ANNUALLY. Even if you don’t notice any specific signs that your drains are having trouble with clogs, you should do your best to have them cleaned at least once every year.