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    The cutter on my Ridgid 750 snake is hung up and I can't get it back. I'm sure it's bound up with roots and I can pull it within 6' of the house. I can go back out with it but when I pull it back it will hang up in the same spot. Tryed reversing and pulling for 3 hours but no luck. Any suggestions thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Hung up snake

    If your snake is getting that hung up you may want to consider digging up the line. Chances are the drain is in pretty bad shape and a simple snaking is only prolonging the inevitable.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: Hung up snake

      If you can go out but cant bring it back in then the line is collapsed.
      Try to turn the cable 1/4 turns and pull by hand with out running the machine till you get it to go back under the collapsed spot. I do this all the time. Your cutter will have to be at the right angle and it will come back under the collapsed spot in the line. May take some time to find the right angle but if you work at it, you`ll get it.
      Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 02-20-2007, 06:05 PM.
      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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      • #4
        Re: Hung up snake

        all clear, problem was already solved in a different posting. he used a 1/2'' cable to cut the roots loose.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Hung up snake

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          all clear, problem was already solved in a different posting. he used a 1/2'' cable to cut the roots loose.

          rick.
          I dig Plumber Rick's avatar with his (?) picture on a ladie's shoe?

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          • #6
            Re: Hung up snake

            lt's on my wifes shoe. the other shoe is of a toilet with roses in it and a slogan that reads "i love my plumber"

            went over real good on a plumbing supply house sponsered fishing trip

            the shoe is custom made by my buddies 21 year old son.

            he started a business and is selling custom shoes. he has 4 artist that paint for him.

            your avitar isn't bad either

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Hung up snake

              Thanks "All clear" that is a good point if I ever run into that problem I wll use your idea.

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