Got a call from a buddy of mine last night. He changed out a wall hung to a pedestal. Ok so far so good . He tells me when he started testing the drain it started backing up. 1 1/2 " galvy. No problem I went there today with my side kick k-60 and got busy. Proceded to remove the pedestal sink.1st head was a 7/8" bulb auger . Not happening.2nd choice small 4 blade cutter head..Not happening.3rd head drop head.. Still not happening .Enough games out came the almighty reverse auger. I put that bad boy on and almost instantly down she goes. I kept working it back and forth through the wet loop about 3-4 times . I was hoping I would not have issue where it turned from the tee horizontal to go down the vertical ..No issues at all .Pulled back some hair etc. put a new galvanized nipple back on reset the pedestal . Then headed over to the tub drain . Same deal 5/8" reverse auger. Removed overflow cover plate and down she went. What a thing of beauty. I am now in the reverse auger cult .I might as well chuck the other heads in my box because here lately they can't cut it And I still haven't opened it up any since I made it or did the heat treat thing . Hey Rick , I have done some tempering in the past . When you say heat treat does that mean heat up the cable where I made the auger and quench it in oil . Will that temper / heat treat it making it stronger and less likely to break at the new cut point . Again Kudos on the reverse auger idea !
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Reverse Auger Rides Again !