Get the RIDGID 3 ft. Toilet Auger to quickly and safely clear toilet obstructions. This hand-powered auger features a durable, kink-resistant, 1/2 in. compression-wrapped inner core cable and large, ergonomically designed handles.
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96%of customersrecommend this product106 of 110reviews
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96%of customersrecommend this product106 of 110reviews
I bought this tool because the home remedies I found online were not working on my toilet. I have 0 home repair or plumbing experience, but this was really easy to use and it got the job done. I don't know what a plumber visit would have cost, but I'm sure it would have been a lot more expensive. Overall a great buy.
I had my toilet clogged in my masterbed room after my daughter that I am pottie training put tissue and baby wipes into it.. Shortly after that my husband fished it off we tried every liquid drain declogger; we decided to rent a mini rooter after seeing what they charge we went ahead and purshased the Rigid in one attempt in cleared our clogg and we were back to flushing normal.
Before purchasing this auger I researched it at the Home Depot web site. I saw a lot of glowing reviews, however I am always skeptical of online opinions. Despite this, I decided to purchase it and try it on a problem toilet in the master bathroom. All I can say now is, I'm a believer! I'll echo the point of one review I read...I tried a plunger and liquid drain cleaners, and they did not work. I tried this ONCE, and the toilet flushes BETTER than before there was really a problem. Some may scoff at the price of this auger over others, but I look at it this way: you get what you pay for, it works, and has already paid for itself by avoiding a plumbing service call, and will probably help avoid some service calls in the future as well!
Spent 3 days trying to plunge toilet normally and gave up. Originally came in for the $8 model after viewing online but when I got to HD saw this one - pulled up the reviews on the phone and they seemed stellar. Got it home, took off the label, went up stairs, pulled handle back and inserted, couple of cranks while pushing - done! Thought that I might need my son to help but it was an easy one-person job. No scratches to bowl.
It took me about 30 sec. to clear the clog with this handy tool. I was very careful to keep the plastic sleeve inserted all the way in the drain so as not to scratch the bowl.
This wonderful little tool just saved me at least $110: last week I had a clog that let the bowl drain very slowly but not flush. The plunger didn't help, the plumber came out and the first time he flushed the toilet it cleared - after I had flushed it probably 100 times. He did auger it just to be sure. So basically I paid $150 to have someone flush my toilet.
3 days later it clogged the same way again. I tried the plunger again, then hot water (and I mean gallons and gallons of hot water) and dish soap and neither helped.
The plumber had told me if I put liquid drain cleaner down the toilet he wouldn't come out because it gets acid on his auger. So, long story short I went to HD, picked up this auger, drove home, and cleared the clog first time. It wasn't even hard to push the auger down the drain, I just cranked and pushed.
Thanks to everyone who gave such great reviews, and to the videos on youtube that showed how to use it.
I'm a realtor and I'll probably give one of these as a housewarming gift to each of my clients when they buy a home (they already think I'm a little weird because I give them a wrench to shut off the gas in case of an earthquake).
I had a glass airwick freshner plugged into socket next to the toilet, it fell and broke into the toilet. I didn't want to cut my hands, and it appeared most of the glass was gone, therefore I flushed the toiled. The next morning my toilet was clogged, my friend came over with a plunger, it didn't work, the following day he came over with a larger plunger, that made the problem worst, neither worked. I decided to purchase the RIGIT TOILET 3 FT AUGER and a friend used it and it cleared the toilet within 5 minutes ... this item is excellent. I first give thanks to the The Lord second ...this item worked perfect.
Pros: Easy to Install, Good Instructions, No Leaks
Mother-in-law flushed spaghetti sauce down the toilet,she didn't bother taking sausages out.Went to home Depot and got the 3 foot auger.Toilet was fixed within 2 minutes,easy to figure out how to use and it is not cheaply made.It got a hold of the sausage and pulled it right out.
dozens of plunger pumps, mess everywhere....nothing. liquid dishwasher soap, wait an hour....nothing. pour drain solution, wait overnight....nothing. bought this auger, read instructions, 25 seconds later....SUCCESS! every home should have one.
Had a serious clog in my Gerber elongated toilet. Tried plunging then hot, soapy water overnight. No joy. Went to Home Depot, looked at the Ridgid K-3 auger and thought it was too big to make the sharp bend. Bought a BrassCraft (manufactured by Cobra Products, Inc.) BC40030, 3' long x 3/8" diameter instead. It just seemed to coil up and not make the bend when I tried it out. Back to Home Depot and purchased the Ridgid K-3, 3' long x 1/2" diameter. Had toilet running free within 15 minutes. Did have to push a bit on the handle while turning. Ran it through 3 times and I was a hero. No marking on the bottom with the vinyl guard. Yeah, it's a bit expensive at $33, but just one saved plumber visit pays it back quickly.
Being a female and not used to doing lots of "home things" or not wanting to wait for my husband, I was worried that I couldn't figure out how to use the toilet auger, but I didn't even have to read the instructions! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use and how well it worked!
This is an awesome tool. If I had this earlier this year I would have saved $140.00 in plumber bills at my dad's house.
Last night when playing ball with my Lab puppy the racquet ball we were using must have bounced or been dropped in the toilet. I wasn't paying much attention and thought he must have got bored and decided to take a nap. I hardly use any lights and you guessed it, flushed the toilet without seeing the ball until it was too late.
Tried to get it out with my hand but it just barely rolled as I was trying to get it out. Poked holes in it with a heated wire to be able to maybe squeeze it a bit, nope. Tried a few other things and it ended up way out of reach. Got this and although the ball was not removed, it was pushed down past the toilet into the larger sewer pipe.
I just hope that the next time the septic tank gets cleaned it doesn't clog the vacuum truck!
I was looking for similar product and was bit confused with its price being almost 4 times the cost of a similar item on the shelf that was just besides this product. Picked up this product on advice of another customer. While I was bit disappointed at the begin after few uses I am happy with its build and use.
One thing is there are no instructions of how to use it. Being a novice user I had to figure it a hard way by self learn after 3-4 uses. If you are a first time buyer of these products better ask a store associate on how to use it. It is quite easy to use ones you know the instructions.
This auger was a good purchase. It is easy to use and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. This three foot length auger is perfect for a small and tight toilet area. Three feet should be long enough for most clogs because it reaches all the way to the flange. Being only three foot long made it easier to remove and clean the auger when the job was finished. It works perfectly taking less than two minutes to unclog the toilet, did not damage the porcelain bowl and is a quality product that will last a lifetime.
After attempting to plunge the toilet for 45 minutes and making no progress, I purchased the RIDGID 3ft Toilet Auger at a local Home Depot based on the ratings and reviews from HomeDepot.com. The 3ft auger quickly dislodged a plastic spoon that had somehow ended up in the toilet. As happy as I am to be able to use my toilet again, I still wonder how the plastic spoon ended up there.
Worked as promised, took under 5 minutes from taking off packing material to clearing and flushing the bowl. Did not scratch bowl which had concerned me as one I used years ago did. Had tried the plunger and dish soap routine but it did no good. I figure this saved me about $80 over calling the plumber and I will have it use again if needed