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Old 07-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #1
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Help choosing a drain cleaning machine?


I am looking to get a powered snake for old drainage systems.

I've read that a 1/2 hp is good for pipes up to 4" and a 1/8 hp is good for pipes 33/4" to 2.5", is this true?

Does the thickness of the snake matter? They all seem the same size.

Are there any good brand names?

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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Thickness of the snake is generally determined by pipe diameter. The hook and coil on the end needs to be large enough not to turn back at you so it's length will increase with pipe diameter... and a heavier longer coil will need a heavier motor.
Not sure about power drives but the OLD RIGID pipe equipment, all metal was good stuff

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Old 07-30-2009, 05:36 PM   #3
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Rigid brand and General are sold locally here and I have used Spartan for a few years with good luck.
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