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    Guys,

    I am wondering if I can get some opinions on front guide hoses.

    Do you use one?

    If your machine came with a front guide hose, would you use it?

    Anyother feedback will be appreciated!

    Thanks Again

    Renee
    Renee

    Product Manager

    RIDGID Drain Cleaning

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    Re: Guide Hoses

    Originally posted by Renee View Post
    Guys,

    I am wondering if I can get some opinions on front guide hoses.

    Do you use one?

    If your machine came with a front guide hose, would you use it?

    Anyother feedback will be appreciated!

    Thanks Again

    Renee
    I have a front guide hose for my K-50 and used it a lot in commercial kitchens but not much anywhere else.

    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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    • #3
      Re: Guide Hoses

      Originally posted by Renee View Post
      Guys,

      I am wondering if I can get some opinions on front guide hoses.

      Do you use one?

      If your machine came with a front guide hose, would you use it?

      Anyother feedback will be appreciated!

      Thanks Again

      Renee
      I have the k1500 and the k60 niether have front guide hoses . I dont know how easy it would be with a sectional to feed the cables through a rear and front guide hose maybe you are talking about a self feeding machine

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      • #4
        Re: Guide Hoses

        the guide hose that comes with the K-50 is at best a joke. Rick had posted a solution but i never followed up on it and can't remember what it was.

        other than not being able to get close to the point of entry why would you need a front guide hose"? i'd probably make a snoot from PVC, but i don't know your situation

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

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        • #5
          Re: Guide Hoses

          Originally posted by Renee View Post
          Guys,

          Do you use one? sometimes, I had one for my 3800 and using a 2" pvc pipe is just as effective and easier to use. sometimes the co is 4' from the ground and it was useful for for this.

          If your machine came with a front guide hose, would you use it? no

          Anyother feedback will be appreciated!
          A front guide hose that is designed to be attached to roof vents(like all clear's idea)might be worth looking into.

          BTW; bring back the metal lined rear guide for the k50-works much better than the current model.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Guide Hoses

            I like to use the guide hose for the 40 under hard to reach kitchen sink drains, and hard to reach floor drains.
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            • #7
              Re: Guide Hoses

              Originally posted by Renee View Post
              Guys,

              I am wondering if I can get some opinions on front guide hoses.

              Do you use one?

              If your machine came with a front guide hose, would you use it?

              Anyother feedback will be appreciated!

              Thanks Again

              Renee
              Hi Renee, what i would like is a platform the k-60 would sit on that is about 30" long (possibly hinged to take up less space) with rubber feet that has a 45 degree angle pointing out about 8" that has a detachable quick connect end placed in the upper portion of said 45 for use with a 1 1/4" steel reinforced guide hose about 30" long with a male adapter to fasten to the trap adapter coming from the wall and you would have to make it universal to adapt to both 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" drain lines and flexible enough to hook it up in any position. This would keep the plumber from having 2' + of cable exposed when he is reaching in the cabinet to feed the cable and make it more like going into a floor clean out and lessen the chance of getting tied up in the cable. Just a thought!!
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              • #8
                Re: Guide Hoses

                Originally posted by TOPDAWG View Post
                Hi Renee, what i would like is a platform the k-60 would sit on that is about 30" long (possibly hinged to take up less space) with rubber feet that has a 45 degree angle pointing out about 8" that has a detachable quick connect end placed in the upper portion of said 45 for use with a 1 1/4" steel reinforced guide hose about 30" long with a male adapter to fasten to the trap adapter coming from the wall and you would have to make it universal to adapt to both 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" drain lines and flexible enough to hook it up in any position. This would keep the plumber from having 2' + of cable exposed when he is reaching in the cabinet to feed the cable and make it more like going into a floor clean out and lessen the chance of getting tied up in the cable. Just a thought!!
                mike, i think you lost me after the first set of numbers

                remember that a sectional is not typically a self feeding unit. it will wind into a drain and thread back out, but you need to give it some cable to do it.

                the front guide hose would have to be spaced away from the machine to allow for handling the cable and allow you to feed it.

                think along the lines of the k-1500 board buster set up. you need to have a foot or so of space to work the cable.

                i rarely use the rear cable guide.
                i doubt i will use the front guide.

                if i do, i just reverse the machine and run the motor in reverse, which is actually forward now. and attach the rear guide hose, which is the front now then you can feed from the other side and let it wind in.

                when i had my 7500 in the truck, i would use a modified guide hose since the machine was harder to get close to the opening.

                thanks renee for thinking of us sectional guys

                remember we're getting older

                but not any slower.

                go team geritol, mike, bill, rick

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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                • #9
                  Re: Guide Hoses

                  LOL Rick,

                  Renee didn't say anything about sectionals. She must have meant for drum machines

                  Obviously I don't need a front guide hose on the K1500 with my speed and agility

                  Have you seen my video yet Renee? There arn't many women that can appreciate my first place trophy Just so everyone knows...I'm going to milk my moment of triumph for a full yearhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bViCcRmSUeE

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                  • #10
                    Re: Guide Hoses

                    Why is there 2 videos posted? I only posted one link?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                      Why is there 2 videos posted? I only posted one link?
                      You wanted to make sure we know who the winner was?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Guide Hoses

                        thanks bill for posting the photo. it's actually pretty close to the design of the sectional front guide hose.

                        you did as the contest stated. you busted the board

                        the rest of us actually drilled the board

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: Guide Hoses

                          Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                          Why is there 2 videos posted? I only posted one link?


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                          • #14
                            Re: Guide Hoses

                            PlumbersCrack,

                            I never got a change to say Congrats! You made me proud !!!
                            Renee

                            Product Manager

                            RIDGID Drain Cleaning

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                            • #15
                              Re: Guide Hoses

                              Guys,

                              What do you think about Front Guide Hoses on Auto Feed Drum Machines?
                              Renee

                              Product Manager

                              RIDGID Drain Cleaning

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