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  • Ridgid Toilet Auger

    We were called in on a Grease Trap that another plumber couldn't correct. He shows up while were working and wants to be all involved. Very willing to lay in what's been leaking around the grease trap. Not too bright in my opinion but I'm sure some have the same opinion of me.

    Anyway he runs to get his toilet auger as he wants to put it in one of the holes and give it a whirl.

    This is my first contact with a Ridgid Toilet auger. Seen others, but this is the first Ridgid one.

    I would not produce and sell it with my name on it. Take that for what it's worth.

    J.C.

  • #2
    Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

    There are more than 1 model! Mine is Great Quality! The dinky Homeowners one is CRAPETY CRAP !
    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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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

      I am partial to the General with a drophead but I also carry a Ridgid.

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

        In our shop we have broke four Ridgid augers in a year, so needless to say I don't like them. They all broke at the same spot on the handle. We switched to General, and so far no issues.
        Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

          Sorry Ridgid your toilet auger sucks.
          Forgot my General drop head one day
          50 miles from home stopped in Home Depot to buy one ahhhhhh it failed. Drove back home and returned to job next day and cleared toilet.
          Can't believe I wasted $55 bucks on it
          Last edited by UnClogNH; 11-21-2009, 08:26 PM.
          Rod
          MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
          Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
          http://unclognh.com
          http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

          Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

            I own a K-6 for the last few years and love it, never came across a water closet that I could not auger. But I did modify it I took a chisel and cut off the front part of the auger to expose a bit more of a open loop.
            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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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
              I own a K-6 for the last few years and love it, never came across a water closet that I could not auger. But I did modify it I took a chisel and cut off the front part of the auger to expose a bit more of a open loop.

              That was my problem could not hook into it with the Ridgid and pull it out
              Plus the bolts were so rusted and toilet sagging into wood floor can only imangine the condition of the flange smelled like pee kids could not hit the pot I guess. One of the I have no money. Dude I'm not pulling that nightmare. Pulled out one of those travel size shampoo bottles and yes the conditioner was there too.
              Rod
              MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
              Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
              http://unclognh.com
              http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

              Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                Drop head or the Bulb?

                what you like?
                the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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                • #9
                  Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                  I never use drop head augers. The problem with their auger is they close the bulb to tight. Just cut off about two tings behind the closed off part and now you have a great auger that can retrieve anything.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                    never a drop head. it won't make it past most low flow toilets.

                    p.s. general #1

                    it's not like we haven't said this for 5 years and the last 2 roundups. sorry but true

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                      Been using a general for years, but just a bulb auger.


                      I used it twice this week, the time I used it yesterday...it needs to be cleaned because it covered in crap!
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                        I started off with a ridgid, but they always seem to break around the plastic handle. I took others advise and purchased a general and love it!
                        I have never looked back

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                          non of the supply houses have the bulb which i have had in the past. only drop heads. i asked several places why and they said no one buy them!
                          i guess i'll have to order...
                          the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                            Love ridgid, however I have used a number of both ridgid and general augers over the years and will only ever buy general augers in the future. The ridgid ones just are not the same quality I expect from other ridgid tools I own.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ridgid Toilet Auger

                              I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has had problems with the Ridgid auger, and it appears to be the same issue with the handle.
                              Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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