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8 Types of Rodding Heads and Their Specific Functions

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8 Types of Rodding Heads and Their Specific Functions

Our sewer pipes, because they are buried below the ground, they would tend to experience clogging from time to time caused by various reasons. And if you don’t repair this problem as early as you can, you would find it hard to use your sewer system conveniently. In repairing obstructed sewer lines and restoring its flow, most of us would certainly choose snake rods and rodders because most of the websites recommend them, especially on do-it-yourself repair procedures. However, not all of us might be familiar with the kind of rodding heads available in the market though many articles present this on the internet. As well as how these various rodder types are used in various situations. Because of that, I can really say that this article can be really helpful for you.

  • Spear or spade cutter

The spear or spade cutter is very helpful when piercing into hard and solid deposits such as lime scale caused by the mineral contents of hard water. However, this type of rodding head could also be used as an alternative cutter for grease and fat build-up within the sewer lines, but do not expect it to clear and cut out the fat thoroughly.

  • Funnel auger

Some homeowners might utilise the conventional auger head in their sewer repair operation. And using this traditional tool may leave some organic matters and wastes behind. Funnel auger can be used as a second step to shatter up organic wastes.

  • Drop Head auger

This type of auger is well-known because of its spring ball appearance making it free to rotate and move within the sewer line. This auger is very helpful especially on sewer lines with numerous changes in direction or fitting. You can utilise this auger so that the rod could drop in a particular direction you wanted. For instances like vertical applications, the rod might not proceed to the direction you wish them to go. Dropping an auger head in this situation will solve your problems.

  • Grease cutter

This type of rodding head is by far the most appropriate tool to use when removing grease and fat build-up from the sewer line interior. This type of rod, however, can be compared to a spear or spade cutter because they can be considered similar when basing on the way they look. What makes these two rods different from each other is that the grease cutter’s blades are angled in a different manner. This angle is specifically designed to encourage turbulence and agitation on the equipment so that the grease can be easily washed away.

  • Spiral cutter

Spiral cutters are oftentimes used to remove and slice through roots, leaves, clothes and other objects that might possibly be the cause of the clogging and obstruction dilemma within your sewer system. A long time ago, homeowners would use a little cutter to slash a hole through the tree roots when dealing with this problem. They might use a huge cutter to create a big hole and the process continues. This is primarily to restore the flow of the sewer system. However, this generation has conceived the spiral cutter and has been using it when dealing with tree roots. The creation of this cutter is primarily because of the emergence and advancements of technology.

  • Retrieval auger

The retrieval auger’s head actually looks identical with that of the funnel auger. However, the retrieval auger’s head is not tightly spun setting a difference between the two rodding types of equipment. The main function of this auger is to recover heads, cables and other materials that are stuck in your sewer lines.

  • Sawtooth cutter

Sawtooth cutter can be considered the heavy duty auger of a spiral cutter. What makes this cutter unique from the other cutters is the fact that it is tapered at the back portion making it possible for it to be tugged back through root pulps and tree roots it is supposed to cut.

  • Corkscrew auger

A corkscrew auger can also be an alternative when breaking up debris and build-ups within the sewer lines. However, many homeowners favour this because of its capability to take back a sample specimen of the true cause of the blockage for homeowners to know what they really are that merely taking them out and draining them.

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