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  • #16
    Re: Foot Switch

    Originally posted by leak1 View Post
    i tried drian cabel directs foot switch and it was junk! spartans seems to be o.k.

    My Spartan 300 switch lasted 3 weeks. It was defective, it split at the molded seam. I've been running a DCD switch for several months with no problems. The switch on my 100 machine seems fine.

    I think there are lemons in most everything you buy

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    • #17
      Re: Foot Switch

      Originally posted by TomSV650 View Post
      Why not just convert it to an on/off switch? We do that on all of our 1065s and 300 machines.


      Not something I would ever think about doing

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      • #18
        Re: Foot Switch

        my k-7500 had a brand new foot switch split under the metal plate, about 40 degrees when it happened. The switch was 2 weeks old. this was just a few weeks back. stuck a general foot switch on there.
        I also had to put new tires on my 6 or 7 year old machine, and one of the new tires broke right at the shaft two days in. I wasn't rough on it, I kind of assumed I was just unlucky. your post kind of leaves me wondering.
        Originally posted by NHMaster3015
        No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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        • #19
          Re: Foot Switch

          as much as I despise rr, my duracable machine has ~ 10 years on it and the air switch still works perfect.

          have an electric/mechanical one from gorlitz too. worry about water, but have yet to get bit.
          This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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          • #20
            Re: Foot Switch

            Originally posted by TomSV650 View Post
            Do much drain cleaning? I've never had a cable wrap around my arm. I have had them grab the glove before. Foot pedal doesn't help with that either though.

            I did that when learning on an old Burton with no power feed. Glove grabbing was common when you have to do the pushing yourself.

            If you think the foot pedal doesn't have anything to do with saving your fingers or wrist when the cable grabs your glove, put your tool box on the pedal sometime then feed it by hand, you'll see what I mean!
            www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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            • #21
              Re: Foot Switch

              The Burton had an electric switch and while I was cautious with it, I never got zapped. So far so good on the Spartan switches as well.
              www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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              • #22
                Re: Foot Switch

                Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
                my k-7500 had a brand new foot switch split under the metal plate, about 40 degrees when it happened. The switch was 2 weeks old. this was just a few weeks back. stuck a general foot switch on there.
                I also had to put new tires on my 6 or 7 year old machine, and one of the new tires broke right at the shaft two days in. I wasn't rough on it, I kind of assumed I was just unlucky. your post kind of leaves me wondering.

                FYI...my K-7500 broke a shaft two years old...replaced with a concrete rebar with pre-drilled holes from Lowes for $10.00 and 8 years later no problems...yet!
                Poor Planning On Your Part Does Not Constitute An Emergency On My Part!!
                You can fire me...but you can't tell me what to do!

                Derek

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                • #23
                  I was out looking for a replacement pedal and came across a website that sells replacement parts. I was able to purchase it and it looks like I'll be receiving it by the end of the week. Seems promising enough, now I just hope it's good quality, but they claim to be in the USA. Here's a link if anyone is interested...
                  Presair's pneumatic foot pedal is a great solution for turning drain cleaning machines on/off. Using an air operated foot switch, the user isolates them self

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                  • #24
                    I rewired my k400 to run without a foot switch ...
                    my big general wire machine is very close to getting the same mod .
                    I see it pointless on a small drum machine but can see it useful on a big machine if you are careless .
                    I concentrate on my feed speed and how the cable is reacting , my foot often just holds the foot switch down or my knee but my first reaction is too hit the lever to neutral or reverse .

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                    • #25
                      that will work until the cable hangs up, especially with very little cable in the line. you will pay dearly when you can't stop the machine fast enough. your drum auto feed doesn't stop the cable from rotating, it just stops the feeding in or out. the cable will still continue to spin and when the cable becomes jammed, you'll be in a big jam.

                      There is a reason why sectional machines don't have foot switches. it's because we can stop the cable rotation in a split second with the release of the clutch handle.

                      Rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #26
                        I put a DDC foot switch on my K 3800 as the original went out in short order.
                        I keep a spare from Mytana in the truck. Cheap insurance.

                        And there is someone out there who uses a big drum, or any drum without a foot switch?

                        They probably now call him Lefty!

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