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  • #16
    Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

    Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
    My 300 has been sitting for 2 weeks right now.......kinda like it.


    What no one acknowledges is the heaviness of a K-60 AND the reel of cable on each side of your body when you carry it in. Not unless you believe in not hurting your back and make......hrmmmm lets see 4 trips to safely operate your equipment?


    Has to be at least a 100 pounds minimum, no? < The two combined if you he-man it into the basement or in the house.

    Not a wheel in sight either. The drum allows movement without relying of lifting the total weight from point A to point B.


    Tribe has spoken

    Lift your K-60, put out your fire

    leave the roundup immediately



    ebbery body wave bye!
    Time to man up young man. The machine is 43 lbs and the cable depends on how much you're going to carry. With my bad leg and bad shoulder I am still able to carry it.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #17
      Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      Time to man up young man. The machine is 43 lbs and the cable depends on how much you're going to carry. With my bad leg and bad shoulder I am still able to carry it.

      Mark
      I love my plumber

      "My Hero"

      Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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      • #18
        Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

        One thing I see here is he talks about only caring in the cable needed to clear the plug.
        I`m thinking HACK!!!!!!!!
        At my Shop, you clean the line, not just the plug!
        "We Go All The Way"
        Most sewers here are 100` + so we use 125` on the K-7500.

        Other then that good read
        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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        • #19
          Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

          He's not a hack-He's the Director of drain cleaning at Ridgid
          I love my plumber

          "My Hero"

          Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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          • #20
            Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

            Here's why I believe you.......but also know a similar situation that is difficult for the upper body:


            I carry a MC tank in a steel box along with a fire extinguisher and numerous copper tools to work with, flux/solder, the normal stuff.


            That box I know hovers around 40 to 50 pounds and it's a pretty awkward situation where it hurts to carry it without grabbing something equally heavy to balance out going up and down steps or just normal walking up and down a grade.


            I'm constantly asked if I want/need help and I decline as the customer sees the struggle plus all I'm trying to drag out all at one time.

            There's a reason for it and it's stability.

            I will tell you I've done the luggage carrier trick for awhile with my bucket but never perfected it.

            Hard wheels, no flex which would make it bounce and turn. There's an invention I'm going to play with that follows this idea and works with springs that give the same reliable motion as a OTR truck driver's seat in those big trucks that instantly adjusts by the way the terrain it crosses without transfering that to the hands/arms/shoulders to within reason.

            I just bought a mig welder and soon I'm going for a tig. The mig is set up with a spool gun to weld aluminum and the tig is for cold weld, thin material joining. If I can convert the ideas of what's swirling in my head and put it to a design of the products I think of to protect your body or prevent injuries to people with health issues like me.......I'll be on the right track.

            To stop the rambling.......all I can say is carrying heavy items in a house without the luxury of wheels is a strain I like to avoid whenever possible.
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            • #21
              Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

              Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
              One thing I see here is he talks about only caring in the cable needed to clear the plug.
              I`m thinking HACK!!!!!!!!
              At my Shop, you clean the line, not just the plug!
              "We Go All The Way"
              Most sewers here are 100` + so we use 125` on the K-7500.

              Other then that good read
              So that I understand you, if you had a stoppage at a tub you would run 125' of 5/8" cable to clear it? It seems not only would it not do the job but it would weigh over 250 lbs. I on the other hand would sprint up the stairs with 45 pounds in one had and 45 pounds (100' of 5/8" plus a cord and a drop cloth) in the other and still have 50' of cable in the cage that never gets used.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #22
                Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                So that I understand you, if you had a stoppage at a tub you would run 125' of 5/8" cable to clear it? It seems not only would it not do the job but it would weigh over 250 lbs. I on the other hand would sprint up the stairs with 45 pounds in one had and 45 pounds (100' of 5/8" plus a cord and a drop cloth) in the other and still have 50' of cable in the cage that never gets used.

                Mark
                But can you balance a milkshake on your head too
                I love my plumber

                "My Hero"

                Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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                • #23
                  Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                  Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                  My 300 has been sitting for 2 weeks right now.......kinda like it.


                  What no one acknowledges is the heaviness of a K-60 AND the reel of cable on each side of your body when you carry it in. Not unless you believe in not hurting your back and make......hrmmmm lets see 4 trips to safely operate your equipment?


                  Has to be at least a 100 pounds minimum, no? < The two combined if you he-man it into the basement or in the house.

                  Not a wheel in sight either. The drum allows movement without relying of lifting the total weight from point A to point B.


                  Tribe has spoken

                  Lift your K-60, put out your fire

                  leave the roundup immediately



                  ebbery body wave bye!
                  dunbar, i know i still have it at 45 but here it is at 44 and i have 75' of 7/8'' on 1 arm and k-60 on the other arm. all day long.



                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #24
                    Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                    dunbar, i know i still have it at 45 but here it is at 44 and i have 75' of 7/8'' on 1 arm and k-60 on the other arm. all day long.



                    rick.
                    Is that an upside down ladder?
                    The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                    www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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                    • #25
                      Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                      Thats' a little giant,they come with K-60s
                      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                      • #26
                        Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        dunbar, i know i still have it at 45 but here it is at 44 and i have 75' of 7/8'' on 1 arm and k-60 on the other arm. all day long.



                        rick.
                        Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks that this is a picture out of the new movie sequel "DELIVERANCE II"

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                        • #27
                          Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                          Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks that this is a picture out of the new movie sequel "DELIVERANCE II"




                          Love it
                          The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                          www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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                          • #28
                            Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                            Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks that this is a picture out of the new movie sequel "DELIVERANCE II"
                            no, but it could be a still shot of my ridgid, "building reputation" video


                            adam, the video is getting edited today. josh will get the full length to see how you cheesed plus the 3 minute video to enter

                            you had a cameo walk on role

                            i guess you can still be my "roadie", roady or my "grip" or "best boy"

                            remember the non disclosure you signed.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #29
                              Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                              here is the article for those that can't find it. copied from the cleaner magazine.

                              Most plumbers and drain specialists these days send a camera down the line first, then pull it back, then send the cable down, auger through the obstruction, then retrieve the cable.
                              This I've never understood, every clogged line I've come to has water in it to some degree. How do you inspect the line with water in it?
                              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Sectional vs. Drum - Cleaner May 2008

                                i use a variety of machines when i work i prefer generals mini router for kitchen sinks and floor drains and 2-3 inch lines especially with galvanived and cast iron pipe,but for mains i have to say ive used both but prefer saectional....true there is more breakdown [meaning taking the caBLES APART AND RECONNECTING THEM TO RERUN THEM IN AND PACK THEM UP] BUT I STARTED WITH THESE AND I PREFER THEM TO DRUMS...AND SINCE MOST OF MY WORK IS IN BASEMENTS ANYWAY AND I AM DEALING WITH MOSTLY HOUSE TRAPS THE SECTIONAL IS THE CHOICE....TEAM SECTIONAL

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