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    Got a call from a commercial customer today. Had the Mr. drain cleaning people out there. Tech from there used the much talked about K60

    Went out, saw the cable from the K60 hanging out of the pipe, and no water coming out of the storm line from the building. Now it has been raining for the last 2 days now. Checked the roof, there was about 8inches of water on top of the roof.

    Used a pair of 6ft grapplers (pictures of grapplers coming soon for PlumberRick). Pulled the cable out, and pulled out 2 caulking tubes from the 4in pipe.

    Still no water after cable removal and debris removal. Used the Spartan 100 with cutter, fed it up the pipe and BAM! cleared the blockage. The pictures show how fast it was coming out

    20mins total job time
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  • #2
    Re: Drum machine wins

    How do we know it wasn't just operator error?

    It was a sucker bet putting you up against Mr. drain cleaning guy to begin with

    I don't think this was a fair test, but you still did a good job
    I love my plumber

    "My Hero"

    Welcome, Phoebe Jacqueline!

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    • #3
      Re: Drum machine wins

      Originally posted by Drain Medic View Post
      Got a call from a commercial customer today. Had the Mr. drain cleaning people out there. Tech from there used the much talked about K60

      Went out, saw the cable from the K60 hanging out of the pipe, and no water coming out of the storm line from the building. Now it has been raining for the last 2 days now. Checked the roof, there was about 8inches of water on top of the roof.

      Used a pair of 6ft grapplers (pictures of grapplers coming soon for PlumberRick). Pulled the cable out, and pulled out 2 caulking tubes from the 4in pipe.

      Still no water after cable removal and debris removal. Used the Spartan 100 with cutter, fed it up the pipe and BAM! cleared the blockage. The pictures show how fast it was coming out

      20mins total job time




      that looks like my husbands machine

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      • #4
        Re: Drum machine wins

        You sure you weren't snaking the sprinkler system?

        Nice gusher
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        • #5
          Re: Drum machine wins

          Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
          You sure you weren't snaking the sprinkler system?

          Nice gusher
          LOL i was scared to death, but i checked the roof and the water was draining.
          The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

          www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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          • #6
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            So... if the broken cable and 2 caulk tubes weren't stopping the storm drain up, what was?!
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Aaron91 View Post
              So... if the broken cable and 2 caulk tubes weren't stopping the storm drain up, what was?!

              All the leaves and debris that caught on the tubes.
              The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

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              • #8
                Re: Drum machine wins

                Not taking anything away from you Greg but that guy was an idiot. You could of given him your spartan 100 and he still wouldn't be able to get that line clear. Other peoples children.

                Did you get wet when the water came down?
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #9
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                  first thing greg did when he cleared the line was to call me and we had a good laugh

                  i've tried to break a 7/8'' sectional cable. i couldn't even with a come along.

                  greg, i take it you had to snake up to line to the roof?

                  how far up/ vertical did you go for it to clear?

                  surprised the roof didn't collapse

                  was there a secondary overflow drain to protect the roof?

                  good job greg

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Drum machine wins

                    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                    first thing greg did when he cleared the line was to call me and we had a good laugh

                    i've tried to break a 7/8'' sectional cable. i couldn't even with a come along.

                    greg, i take it you had to snake up to line to the roof?

                    how far up/ vertical did you go for it to clear?

                    surprised the roof didn't collapse

                    was there a secondary overflow drain to protect the roof?

                    good job greg

                    rick.

                    The main clog after pulling out the tubes and debris was at the sweep.

                    It was cast coming out of the wall, galvanized pipe in the building and up to the roof.

                    There was a second drain on the roof, but on the other side of the roof, and the main pitch was pitched to the drain i was working on.

                    I only had to go about a Ft and a half up till the head pressure cleared the clog and pushed my cable right back out LOL
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                    • #11
                      Re: Drum machine wins

                      Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                      Not taking anything away from you Greg but that guy was an idiot. You could of given him your spartan 100 and he still wouldn't be able to get that line clear. Other peoples children.

                      Did you get wet when the water came down?

                      Ya your right, i chalk this one up to either stupidity, or not enough experience, and i did admit that one to Rick, but.........Its still fun to get the pot stirred every once in awhile
                      The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                      www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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                      • #12
                        Re: Drum machine wins

                        is your machine rated NEMA 4? LOL
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