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  • 7500: 3/4IC in 3"?

    Last week I was on here thinking through buying the 60. I bought the 60. Have used it twice so far. Will ask a few questions about it in another thread.

    But for now, Q about 7500, which I've been running along with a 3800 for ten years, and which will be on standby for the stuff requiring a 7500/1500. Have always had the 5/8 cable in the 7500. I'll use the 60 as much as possible, but I seem to recall, Rick, you comparing the 7500 with 5/8 to the 60. So now that I have a 60, I'm wondering if I should run 3/4 in the 7500.

    My Q is: I want to be able to use the 7500 for 3" and not just 4". The catalog recommends 3/4 for 4" and bigger. Curious what others think about running 3/4IC through 3".

    And when comparing the 1500 to the 7500, is that really a 7500 with 3/4?

    And if 100' of 3/4 weighs about 40 lbs more than 100' of 5/8, is that harder on the motor, or just my back?

    And if I get the 3/4, I'm going to buy it in 25' sections--and just replace the 25' section when I kink it. A little more expensive to buy in sections initially, but other than that, anyone think that's a bad idea?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 7500: 3/4IC in 3"?

    Originally posted by buyfield View Post
    Last week I was on here thinking through buying the 60. I bought the 60. Have used it twice so far. Will ask a few questions about it in another thread.


    But for now, Q about 7500, which I've been running along with a 3800 for ten years, and which will be on standby for the stuff requiring a 7500/1500. Have always had the 5/8 cable in the 7500. I'll use the 60 as much as possible, but I seem to recall, Rick, you comparing the 7500 with 5/8 to the 60. So now that I have a 60, I'm wondering if I should run 3/4 in the 7500.
    yes you should.


    My Q is: I want to be able to use the 7500 for 3" and not just 4". The catalog recommends 3/4 for 4" and bigger. Curious what others think about running 3/4IC through 3".

    just don't try to run 3/4'' ic through a 3'' trap. 3/4'' will do a very good job on 3'', just not traps.

    And when comparing the 1500 to the 7500, is that really a 7500 with 3/4?
    yes.

    And if 100' of 3/4 weighs about 40 lbs more than 100' of 5/8, is that harder on the motor, or just my back?
    just your back, as the machine is designed to spin 200' of cable, or more

    And if I get the 3/4, I'm going to buy it in 25' sections--and just replace the 25' section when I kink it. A little more expensive to buy in sections initially, but other than that, anyone think that's a bad idea?

    Thanks!

    not a wise idea for your initial 100' drum. the couplings will not flex as well as the cable does, and will give you a lot more issues. i would go 100' for the drum and then a 25' and 50' for the reserve. this will give you a better choice when additional cable is needed.

    although the 7500 is rated to hold 150' of 3/4'', it's tough to stuff it all in without a hang up. if you do, then put the 25' section into the drum first, then the 100' second. this will eliminate the coupling flex.

    now lets talk k60.


    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: 7500: 3/4IC in 3"?

      Rick, I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

      sounds good: no traps.

      Makes sense about the couplings, but what about sectional cable with couplings every 15'?

      Also, what about the couplings between cable and leader, and leader and tool?

      So I'll get 3/4 for the 7500. OR . . . I could put the $?700-800? (100' 3/4IC, 3/4 pigtail, 3/4 leader, 50' 3/4IC, 25' 3/4IC) on a 1500A. Any thoughts?

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      • #4
        Re: 7500: 3/4IC in 3"?

        [quote=buyfield;120818]Rick, I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

        sounds good: no traps.

        Makes sense about the couplings, but what about sectional cable with couplings every 15'?

        Also, what about the couplings between cable and leader, and leader and tool?

        So I'll get 3/4 for the 7500. OR . . . I could put the $?700-800? (100' 3/4IC, 3/4 pigtail, 3/4 leader, 50' 3/4IC, 25' 3/4IC) on a 1500A. Any thoughts?[/quote]

        if you already own the 7500, i would stick with it and upgrade to the 3/4'' cable. the 7-8 hundred is pretty steep. a 3/4'' pigtail is not important and the leader is cheap. but then again i noticed you are buying 100', 50' and 25' so the price is decent

        7-8 hundred towards a 1500 will not even buy the cable.

        i'm sure allclear will agree with me here

        rick.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: 7500: 3/4IC in 3"?

          I would use the k60 and use it for a couple months and then decide your purchase based on what your more comfortable with. A 1500 and 7500 will both get the job done but it comes down to personal preference and only you can decide this for yourself.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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