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    Any one ever use this roller skid? http://www.rootersupply.com/products...ssue08Cole.jpg

    I was looking at them on line for a while and got to mess with it at the show.
    Now that I have, I think they would work pretty good on 6" and up. Right now I can only push about 150' in 6" clay and it's quite a fight.
    The roller system is spring loaded keeping the wheels on the walls but the best part is you can attach a line to the rear. When you pull this line it collapses the unit making for an easy pull back.
    Any one have any real world experience with these? Pros/cons that i'm missing?
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    Re: Universal roller skids

    I saw these guys at the show too. I did not stop but I meant to go back and get more info from them and forgot.

    Did you catch the prices on these things? I would like to get one myself.
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    • #3
      Re: Universal roller skids

      http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13358
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
        Re: Universal roller skids

        The 6'- 12" skid is 329.00 plus light kit @ $39.00
        Quite a bit of change if it turns out to be crap. Not too bad $ if they work good on town mains.
        I think I'll call them and see if they have any money back guarantee.
        I played with it in their demo pipe and rolled it over my hand to simulate a joint/slight off set and it seamed to go pretty good but I wonder how well it will go once it's 100' out.
        How come you didn't make it to the dinner jrsaltz? I thought you were comming.
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        • #5
          Re: Universal roller skids

          That is a large skid, I am looking for something compact like the ridgid guides.

          this would be for 3" and 4"

          I have ridgid wheels that came with my larger machine, they work well in 6", and larger, but thats about it.
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          • #6
            Re: Universal roller skids

            Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
            The 6'- 12" skid is 329.00 plus light kit @ $39.00
            Quite a bit of change if it turns out to be crap. Not too bad $ if they work good on town mains.
            I think I'll call them and see if they have any money back guarantee.
            I played with it in their demo pipe and rolled it over my hand to simulate a joint/slight off set and it seamed to go pretty good but I wonder how well it will go once it's 100' out.
            How come you didn't make it to the dinner jrsaltz? I thought you were comming.
            I think thats a bit pricey unless, like you said it works well after a 100 feet. Let me know what they say about that money back guarantee.

            As far as dinner, I was invited out by the guys I bought the new jet from. They were insistant that I go with them for spending so much money on new equipment. So we went and got the star treatment. I did really want to attend though. I was nice meeting Josh but it would have been a great way to get to know more of you here. I am sure there will be more opportunities in the future.
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            • #7
              Re: Universal roller skids

              Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
              The 6'- 12" skid is 329.00 plus light kit @ $39.00
              Quite a bit of change if it turns out to be crap. Not too bad $ if they work good on town mains.
              I think I'll call them and see if they have any money back guarantee.
              I played with it in their demo pipe and rolled it over my hand to simulate a joint/slight off set and it seamed to go pretty good but I wonder how well it will go once it's 100' out.
              How come you didn't make it to the dinner jrsaltz? I thought you were comming.
              gene the problem is with the flexibility of the push rod. if you can get a rope or string downstream, then pull the rollers back to you, great.

              pushing the roller out in a real pipe with a small push rod is not as easy as it sounds.

              i've tried doing large (8'' and greater)storm drains. pulling back is much more steady then pushing. and you do need much more light than the camera will provide.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Universal roller skids

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                gene the problem is with the flexibility of the push rod. if you can get a rope or string downstream, then pull the rollers back to you, great.

                pushing the roller out in a real pipe with a small push rod is not as easy as it sounds.

                i've tried doing large (8'' and greater)storm drains. pulling back is much more steady then pushing. and you do need much more light than the camera will provide.

                rick.

                Right, i used the spring loaded one with the wheels in a 6in Terra Cotta pipe, straight run. Only problem was trying to push the camera and hitting the offset joints. It wouldnt go thru them. I dont know about the other 2 though. did not try them.
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                • #9
                  Re: Universal roller skids

                  I have the ridgid balls ((Thanks to Josh)) but most of the time I dont use anything. I clear the line first and run the camera by it`s self. If it`s holding water it`s time for the balls so you can see where the back grade is. Comobo are a pita if they are not flat with anything you use. You just have to learn how to run back fast enough to miss the edge of a combo. Kinda bounce it up if you want to call it that.
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