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  • General Wire mini rooter pain in the drum!!

    I have a General Wire mini rooter with 75' of 3/8 cable the problem i am having is that the cable keeps twisting up inside the drum. I replaced the cable with the Ridgid C-32 cable and it to will twist up in the drum. It is the only drum machine i have other than the Super-Vee as i use the k-1500 for the larger drains, so I'm not sure if it is user error or if machine might be worn out and should just replace the drum? it is about 5 years in service but has only been used about 200 hours.
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    Last edited by TOPDAWG; 02-24-2011, 05:37 PM.
    Mike

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    Re: General Wire mini rooter pain in the drum!!

    it`s the drum design that makes that happen. I have a small cobra machine that uses a drill on a stand that does the same thing. The drums need a cone inside em to stop this problem.
    Hey Ridgid hint hint want to make a new machine
    http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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      Re: General Wire mini rooter pain in the drum!!

      i have this same machine now for over 20 years. i even have the 1/2'' drum too. although i've stopped using it. it was a good machine for a roof as the drum would only take seconds to remove and carry it up.

      it's all in knowing how much you can torque the cable too.

      i don't remember ever flipping my cable in there.

      the smaller cable will flip faster than a larger cable. the small cable can hurt you, the large cable can kill you

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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        Re: General Wire mini rooter pain in the drum!!

        Does the end of the feeder(spinner) look tight? As in the screws that hold it to the drum are not loose? I always oil it up so it spins freely.
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