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  • johnalbert
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    Decent, need to accomplish something like this with mine.

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  • fixitright
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    Looking back at this post from years ago when a K-60 was the cats meow. How many did Rick get sold with his prompting?
    Think it's still in his truck?

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  • Plumber Punky
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    Originally posted by fixitright View Post
    I use my Harbor freight drum machine almost daily. Throw away all your other tools as this is the Ultimate in drain cleaning machines.
    It rips up roots and wipes like no other. Heavy duty cable. Great cutting ends.

    Going to have a big tool sale as I need nothing else!
    Riiiiigggghhhhtttt!!!

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  • fixitright
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    I use my Harbor freight drum machine almost daily. Throw away all your other tools as this is the Ultimate in drain cleaning machines.
    It rips up roots and wipes like no other. Heavy duty cable. Great cutting ends.

    Going to have a big tool sale as I need nothing else!

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  • nkyrental
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    We had one that was in a shed of a house we bought. Plastic drum, flimsy cable. I used it a couple of times, and the guide connected to the drum sheared off from the drum. Out to the trash it went. Even for an emergency, I would not rely on something like this.

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  • Rick in Ohio
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    I have the HF 1/2" 50 ft drain cleaner. Very disappointed with it. I finally had to order a replacement cable and for the life of me I cannot get it reloaded in the drum! Does anyone have any suggestions. I have watched video's, etc. It says to just reattach the new cable to the attached piece inside the drum and shove the new one in! Not gonna happen!

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  • PlumbingSkool
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
    Last Activity: 05-18-2008 06:15 PM


    RIP Evil Gopher....I remember him from way back.
    BTW:

    Steve , thanks for the above review :O)

    You just saved me a few bucks

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  • DUNBAR PLUMBING
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Last Activity: 05-18-2008 06:15 PM


    RIP Evil Gopher....I remember him from way back.

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  • PlumbingSkool
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    that's why you want a k-60

    .

    Oh wow - You have been in dire love with that K-60 since 2007

    I just am sold now, I actually just found this thread using google search researching drain cleaners , heh,

    what do you know

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Originally posted by Evil Gopher View Post
    Since all I've seen used at work is sectionals...I did not think about power feed and the tight drum...

    a few years ago when I had a house I rented a HD mechine a few times....man talk about a work out draging that thing too the roof.....I consider myself to be fairly strong...but that roaly icked my butt.....even useing a roap ....
    that's why you want a k-60

    i've seen the harbor freight unit up close it's a knock off of the general mini rooter. truthfully if you swap out to a good name brand cable, you'll be fine for occasional use. they do offer a better unit with a power feed, but i think it's another 2 hundred dollars.

    the general min rooter i've had for 20+ years and it's good for 2'' lines. 3/8'' x 75' cable. i also have a 1/2'' x 75' drum too. the drum come off pretty easy with no tools and it's not bad to take up to a roof. but it's no k-60

    if you want to do a little drain cleaning on the side, then it will work. but i would change to a better cable. the 3/8'' is good for 2'' and the 1/2'' will be good for up to 3'', but no roots. make some money and get some experience, then buy professional equipment.

    rick.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Like most items from Harbor Frieght they are not meant for heavy use. If a person has a drain cleaning to do a couple of times a year and the line is fairly short this would get the job done.

    Mark

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  • Evil Gopher
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Since all I've seen used at work is sectionals...I did not think about power feed and the tight drum...

    a few years ago when I had a house I rented a HD mechine a few times....man talk about a work out draging that thing too the roof.....I consider myself to be fairly strong...but that roaly icked my butt.....even useing a roap ....

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  • DUNBAR PLUMBING
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    Re: Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Even though it's a drum machine, it's not designed for regular use. Maybe a twice/three time trick a year for the homeowner that's avoiding the charges of a plumber, doing it himself.

    One thing I will say about a non power feed drum machine......

    you're doing all the work. It's that simple. If you're serious about drain cleaning, you have to buy the best for the wear and tear perspective.


    That's a tight cage so pulling that cable in and out is a workout to say the least. Those would be as bad as renting one from home depot. They don't offer powerfeed units because of how people treat the equipment to begin with.

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  • Evil Gopher
    started a topic Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER

    just something to get everyone stired up....and to be honest Im a little curious about what people think about this..

    got a e-mail/flyer after xmass sales from Harbor Freight ...noticed that they had their drum type mechine...Harbor Freight COMPACT ELECTRIC DRAIN CLEANER with "50 ft. long x 1/2'' dia. auger " for under $200

    Seems like this board has a lot of DIY'ers....and Im sure some might be tempted....and since I've worked for some cheap bosses who stocked the shop with HF stuff....some of u might have used one...

    Sooo lets hear what u all think of this "deal".
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