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    General 1-76fl-dh drop head Best ? Do You buy XTRA heads?
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: Favorite closet auger ???

    I do 95% of my toilets with a General 3' drop head.

    I also carry a General 6' bulb head & the General DIY auger.

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      Re: Favorite closet auger ???

      Why not just carry a 6' one ? Is the torque stronger on the 3' one ?
      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        Re: Favorite closet auger ???

        I have been using a Ridgid K-6 straight auger. Never had any issues with my Ridgid auger. The only thing I do to it is used a chisel to cut the first two winds off the front of the auger to make more of an open hook.

        I have seen to many guys blow out the tops of the traps with a drop head auger. The metal ring around the drop head knuckle has tendency to hit the top of a trap when they are working a blockage right at the top of the trap, and that ring with the torque they built up just blasts a hole through.
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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        • #5
          Re: Favorite closet auger ???

          Great advise ,I only have the 6' Ridgid. Will do the coil cut. Tanks Tool
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            Re: Favorite closet auger ???

            I use the 6' general . Also works great for shower drains.

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            • #7
              Re: Favorite closet auger ???

              With out drop head ??
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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              • #8
                Re: Favorite closet auger ???

                No drop head . I used a auger with a drop head where I used to work and could not stand it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Favorite closet auger ???

                  Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                  Why not just carry a 6' one ? Is the torque stronger on the 3' one ?


                  The 6' is heavier and it also doesn't turn/spin as easily as the 3'.

                  The drop head hook is excellent at pulling out items that the bulb head will not grab unless you modify the end.

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