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    If you could buy only one drum machine, which one would it be?

  • #2
    Re: drum machines

    A SPARTAN 300 OR A TROJAN PONY WITH INTERCHANGEABLE DRUMS AND CABLE

    SIZES ENOUGH TO ALL COMMON SIZE DRAINS
    JERRYMAC
    E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
    CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
    FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
    SINCE JAN. 1989

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    • #3
      Re: drum machines

      I agree with Jerry on this. The Spartan 300 you can run a large drum with the .55 double wound cable to do the 3" to 6" lines. Then you can change drums to a ½" drum for your 2" - 4" sink lines. And finally you can run the 13/32 drum for your 1 1/2 to 2" lines. So it is a very good all round machine.

      Originally posted by JERRYMAC View Post
      A SPARTAN 300 OR A TROJAN PONY WITH INTERCHANGEABLE DRUMS AND CABLE

      SIZES ENOUGH TO ALL COMMON SIZE DRAINS
      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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      • #4
        Re: drum machines

        Ditto. Spartan 300.
        www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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        • #5
          Re: drum machines

          I own a Spartan 300 with a 100 drum changeout.
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          • #6
            Re: drum machines

            a k-60 with a drum adapter

            just ask bill/ p.c.

            then you have a 7/8'' root killer, a 5/8'' grease killer and a 3/8'' and 5/16'' drain killer.

            who needs a drum when you have a k-60

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: drum machines

              Good point, I don't have any experience with sectional machines. I thought the sectional machines weren't good for inside use due to too much stuff flopping around. Am I wrong?

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              • #8
                Re: drum machines

                I'll check out the drum adaptor. Sounds like a good versatile weapon.

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                • #9
                  Re: drum machines

                  Originally posted by rwr2003 View Post
                  Good point, I don't have any experience with sectional machines. I thought the sectional machines weren't good for inside use due to too much stuff flopping around. Am I wrong?
                  They have a guide hose to help keep things under control. You can make a nice mess with a sectional machine, but you can make one with a drum machine too. Thing with the K-60 is you will have three rands with cable in it Two for the 7/8 and one with the 5/8 cable, a guide hose and a drum for your 3/8 cable plus the machine.

                  With a spartan 300 you have the machine with one drum already on it, and one drum sitting on a shelf. In all reality all you need is the double wound .55 cable drum and a 13/32 drum to handle all the jobs. Its just nice to have the 1/2" drum for a few other jobs in between where the 13/32 is just a little under sized and the .55 is an overkill. But my point is the Spartan 300 will take less room and from your post you already know how to use drum machines, so their is no relearning to rod like if you went with the K-60
                  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: drum machines

                    I've been looking at the spartan based on your suggestion and i like what i see. Thanks for the input. Now i just need to save up the $. Although it should pay for itself in a short time.

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                    • #11
                      Re: drum machines

                      Anyone know where Spartan is made now?

                      Thanks.

                      J.C.

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                      • #12
                        Re: drum machines

                        china
                        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                        • #13
                          Re: drum machines

                          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                          china
                          That's what I thought. And last I checked, they did not pass on any labor savings to buyers.

                          I would buy comparable RIDGID or a comparable company as long as they continue to mfg. their machines here.

                          J.C.
                          Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 10-27-2009, 11:14 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: drum machines

                            Originally posted by rwr2003 View Post
                            I've been looking at the spartan based on your suggestion and i like what i see. Thanks for the input. Now i just need to save up the $. Although it should pay for itself in a short time.
                            where in calif are you located?

                            i just so happen to have a slightly used 300 sitting doing nothing

                            i know my k-60 is a much more versital machine. that's why the 300 sits along with my other 10 drum machines.

                            show me a machine that can get through a 1.5'' tub trap with 5/8'' cable and cutter, and i will show you a k-50 or k-60

                            the safety clutch on a sectional is worth it's weight in gold.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
                              Re: drum machines

                              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                              That's what I thought. And last I checked, they did not pass on any labor savings to buyers.

                              I would buy comparable RIDGID or a comparable company as long as they continue to mfg. their machines here.

                              J.C.
                              When I sold my 1065, the buyer was happier it was an old model since it was made in the US. They went to china when their factory had a big fire and never left.
                              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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