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  • #16
    Re: Bang for the buck......?

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    if you're going to do this for a living, move up to a 7500 and a 3800.

    the 380 is more of a handyman unit.

    the 750 is good, but the 7500 has a much better motor, auto feed and stair climbers. along with 25' more capacity.

    now if you want new or used, i have the 750 and 7500 new and used.

    in fact i'll probably only keep 1 drum machine now.

    rick.
    Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
    Heres my 380 at work
    I noticed no powerfeed.
    I've used 'em with & w/o.
    Personnaly, I thought powerfeeds were too slow,
    took away command of the cable, got in the way, and for the
    most part were completely unneccesary.

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    • #17
      Re: Bang for the buck......?

      yep
      I cant see any good uses for a power feed on the 380 as it will get in the way
      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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      • #18
        Re: Bang for the buck......?

        Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
        Heres my 380 at work
        is that 3/8'' or 1/2'' cable?

        what happened, couldn't get the 7500 in the bathroom

        good catch,
        but 1 day the sharks will beat the fisherman and his trout pole

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #19
          Re: Bang for the buck......?

          But not the mighty electric eel!! Or the k60 !

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          • #20
            Re: Bang for the buck......?

            Rick it`s 3/8

            The K-7500 would have fit fine but I thought it was a grease and paper clog. ((They had white carpet and the 7500 was muddy from being used outside.)) I was shocked when I pulled it back and saw the root ball.
            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • #21
              Re: Bang for the buck......?

              Never used a 380. I have the 3800. Catalog says it can use a "front guide hose adapter kit." Anyone know if that means the hose and autofeed for the K40? If so, I think I'll retire the power spin.

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              • #22
                Re: Bang for the buck......?

                Originally posted by buyfield View Post
                Never used a 380. I have the 3800. Catalog says it can use a "front guide hose adapter kit." Anyone know if that means the hose and autofeed for the K40? If so, I think I'll retire the power spin.
                i believe it's a front guide hose in case you're more than a few feet from the drain opening.

                it's not a power feed.

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #23
                  Re: Bang for the buck......?

                  They do have a auto feed for the 380 as an option, 87337 is the number my manual has in it.

                  I have not seen reference for a front hose adaptor, for the 380 the 380 power feed has no place for a hose to attached to, (one could probly make some type of adaptor)

                  jsut looked on the manual of the 3800 (think it was page 11) (never used the 3800 so I do not know by experience).
                  on the 3800 the power feed or auto feed has a collar that appears it has a place for a hose attachment,
                  http://www.ridgid.com/ASSETS/CFB2C4D...achine_Man.pdf
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                  • #24
                    Re: Bang for the buck......?

                    "just looked on the manual of the 3800 (think it was page 11) (never used the 3800 so I do not know by experience).
                    on the 3800 the power feed or auto feed has a collar that appears it has a place for a hose attachment,"

                    Yeah, does look like hose can fit on autofeed. I don't have autofeed for my 3800, but was considering the "hose adapter kit" (62412), if it means it adapts to the k40's guide hose and end of hose autofeed. I can't find any other hose that it would be. Would use for tub and 1 1/2 galv, and WM.

                    Hose alone might be hard without autofeed. What I really want is the hose. Autofeed just to allow me to use a hose.

                    Would like to have something to where I could snake WM without having to move WM. Usually, packing starts leaking, and twice, drain hose started leaking (plastic corrugated).

                    and to be able to retire power spin.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Bang for the buck......?

                      I made my own feed hose for the k3800. I'll post a pic in a week(on vacation now) in this thread. I think mine cost 12$ to make.
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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