drain auger, problems w getting it in far enough
situation is a 4" driveway drain, clogged w/ leaves, gravel, etc. from rainfall over the entire driveway.
I used a half-inch electric auger. But i cannot get it to advance very far, maybe 10 ft or so, and even that's a struggle, advancing it a couple of inches at a time. i tried both a small spade tip, about 1 inch diam, and a little bit larger about 1.5 inch auger type tip. Is there any particular technique to get it to advance?.
i am pretty sure i remember renting a 1 inch auger years ago, which went in pretty far. Does a fatter cable hold its position better to advance forward?
can i be sure it won't be too stiff to get it past the p-trap?
house built in 1924,assume drains installed then
can't go from downstream, it's city sewer. But I can..
rent a One inch auger, which will be next step.
thanks for help.
i appreciate the warnings,
But why i am being chastised for ignoring them?
I just saw them this minute,after my last post.
i like doing my own repair work, but we all have our limits, and it sounds like the bigger auger should be considered past mine.
i wasn't aware that a one incher was considered..
professional or more dangerous, until the later posts.
thanks for the clarification.