Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
getting started Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • getting started

    can anyone recommend the best drain cleaning machine too start out with?

  • #2
    Re: getting started

    What types of drains are we talking about?

    K-60 would be my 'main machine' for anything other than what the K-39AF couldn't handle.

    And the K-39AF for all lav's and tubs/showers and older kitchen sink drains.
    Proud To Be Union!!

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: getting started

      Buy in this order;
      -k60 with 5/8 and 7/8" cable.
      -k40 with new autofeed(I know Rick, you lose more respect for me every time I say this) OR if you have the money, get a k50

      This will cover 99% of your needs. Drum machines are great but sectionals are much safer for a novice
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: getting started

        I bought a K-50 and k1500a.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: getting started

          i started with a k50 and a k75 and when i grew up i got a k1500 love that baby, ah those humble beginnings.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: getting started

            Its my first year and I have K-39AF for small stuff. A K-380AF for medium stuff and a versatile K-60 for mainlines. I chose the K-60 because where I work, sewer access is a problem, so going in basements, crawlspaces, roofs, etc. is a necessary evil.
            As an alternative to the K-60 sectional, a K-750 would be a good drum machine to start with if you're a drum guy.
            Water Heater Reviews & Water Heater Information

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: getting started

              thks a bunch fellas.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: getting started

                Depends on what your trying to clean with the machine. K39af is great for most sinks and tubs around the house. Once you get up to 2" and above ya need something more substantial like the k60 or k50

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: getting started

                  i use a 39, 50, & 75. i also have a scout. a 60 is in the works as well as a camera system.

                  steve
                  In the never ending struggle to keep the water flowing.... The Poo Poo Cowboy rides again!!!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: getting started

                    guys, a tear has come to my eyes as i read this thread.

                    all my preaching has not fell on deaf ears

                    k-60 is king

                    rick.

                    aaron, ben, lets school the drum guys at the round up.
                    phoebe it is

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: getting started

                      yea get a K-60
                      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: getting started

                        get a used Spartan 100 and a used Spartan 300 form Tony at the Cable Center,unless you have enough money saved up to get brand new ones. Also get a no-core 13/32 cable for the 100 and a no-core 5/8 cable for the 300. The inner core cable is just more expensive and heavier(especially when taking it up on the roof to clear a drain)...aloso get 1 plunger for a toilet and another flat one for the sinks...and a good toilet auger...that should get you started!!!....pass out business cards and make some money!!!

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X