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Don't be sorry, you said you don't use Ridgid cables and I`m sure you don't do as many sewers a day as I do, so no reason to be sorry I`m thinking about following your lead and getting some other brand of cable I just spent an hour trying to get my 100` cable to feed in and out that should have taken 1/2 the time...errr
Gonna call it a day and work over this POS again today, Something has to be wrong somewhere???? It`s getting worse every time I use it. I may build a new feeder tube and see if thats the problem
i've had to cut the end of the feeder tube off to eliminate a wear spot. just like it wears at the front feeder, it also wears at the rear guide tube. look for a grove and eliminate that grove. either cut it a little short or weld it up.
also are your cables still flexible or are they too stiff from rust and crud?
i've had good luck with oil tempered non innercore cables. in the old days 6+ years ago, the ridgid innercore was the best. today it's a joke.
hopefully they are aware of this.
had a bad run of female couplers with bad set screws. they were not hardened properly and would score, not allowing them to turn to release. even with only a couple of uses. they eventually replaced them with a new run and that was all that was wrong.
you need to talk to a live person at ridgid. someone should be able to direct you to the proper engineer.
try that k-60. i wouldn't go more than 4'' with it. it's liable to flip.
also stay away from 2'' traps with the 7/8'' cable. read my post from last week about a 2'' roof drain and trap. ugh.
Have any of you ever tried this stuff? I find it to be a good loosen-er-upper and rust preventer, but then I'm not a "Snake Man" so I can't say how it would work for them. Rather than paying the high web site prices and the S & H check around at good auto parts stores. Some have it in stock, but I have not seen it in any of the chain stores so far.
Rick I`ll try it but I dont think it`s gonna work any better. At this point I`ll try anything. If you look at the picture I posted a few days a go you can see that the cable is all loose in the drum. It never use to load that way. In that picture theres only a 100` inner core in the drum as the 25` is laying next to it. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well now it folded over in the drum.....errrrrrrrrrrrrr I think it`s time to try different cable??? What cable did you say you were using Rick?
it folded over due to trying to jam 125' of cable that's not oiled and has a connector on it that throws off the winding process.
allclear, even 1 piece of 125' of duracable will do the same. i cut it down to 115'. you really need to oil the cable to allow it to slip while rubbing on the other cable in the drum. metal on metal is not good.
try oiling and it will make things alot smoother. maybe it will be gentle on your auto feed bearings
No Rick, you couldn't be more wrong. It only had 100` of (((dripping oil))) 3/4 inner core cable on it. This new cable is not ridged enough to withstand an every day work out. It`s good and stiff when first new but after about 30 sewers it becomes a wet noodle and is not stiff enough to feed flat in the drum. I cant take it any longer, I`v got to try something as everything is new and it wont feed like it did with the old cable. 3- 100` cables in 12 months is way to much for me to take.
Sorry Rigid, but something's a big miss with this new cable.
Why did or why could it take 125` with the old cable but not with the new cable??????????