My toilet is suffering frequent clogs that could be cleared with a plunger, but recurs the next time we send anything down.
So I went and got the fanciest toilet auger at Lowe's, Cobra brand heavy duty "drop head" (model 47030).
I got it to go down about 18 inches, and then it got jammed. I tried reversing the twist, and the snake part became detached from the handle.
After much back and forth, I eventually got the snake out. I have two issues:
Is there any special technique for reconnecting the handle? Should I consider it defective?
It still clogs very easily. Is it time to pull the toilet? Or would a narrower auger snake be worth a try?