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    Hello,
    Had a lot of debris in my 1 1/4" and 5/8" cables. Came up with a way to use the pressure washer without getting a bath.
    1 1/2 tee exhausts into the upside down barrel.
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    Re: Cleaning sectional cables

    Very nice contraption. My cables usually stay pretty clean but if they don't, I'll remember this. Thanks.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
      Re: Cleaning sectional cables

      yes, but is it CODE approved,
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        Re: Cleaning sectional cables

        Why did you paint your cable blue?
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #5
          Re: Cleaning sectional cables

          i leave my sectional cables in cage, was them, then after 4 hrs, i spray them with ridgid cable inhibitor------smells good and stops rusting

          for my drum, i spin the drum while spraying inside, after it dries out, i replace drain plug and spray with inhibitor---works good

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          • #6
            Re: Cleaning sectional cables

            Whats the cable inhibitor?

            Is it a spray/aerosol or an oil?


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            • #7
              Re: Cleaning sectional cables

              Nice ideal.Why the blue paint?
              Kenneth Collier
              Maintenance and Sewer

              P.O. Box 9441
              Jackson, MS 39206
              (601) 613-2678 (Cell)
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              • #8
                Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                I use WD40 on my cables. Just buy it in the 1 gal containers.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                  That's what I've been doing for years, WD-40 by the gallon.


                  If anyone has noticed though, they have weakened their product from years ago.


                  Still works quite well.


                  I take my cable into an area storm drain here at the shop and point the jetter's head at the cable at the mouth of the drain.

                  If you have a steady hand, it works quite well but I really need to make a jig that I can insert into the 4" drain and make the setup hands free and keep from splattering all over everything.
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                    Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                    Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                    That's what I've been doing for years, WD-40 by the gallon.


                    If anyone has noticed though, they have weakened their product from years ago.


                    Still works quite well.


                    I take my cable into an area storm drain here at the shop and point the jetter's head at the cable at the mouth of the drain.

                    If you have a steady hand, it works quite well but I really need to make a jig that I can insert into the 4" drain and make the setup hands free and keep from splattering all over everything.
                    I did not notice,how did you find out?
                    Kenneth Collier
                    Maintenance and Sewer

                    P.O. Box 9441
                    Jackson, MS 39206
                    (601) 613-2678 (Cell)
                    drainman881999@yahoo.com

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                      Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                      Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                      Why did you paint your cable blue?
                      I didn't paint the cables. The barrel is made of blue plastic.
                      I see some Case backhoe paint on the barrel. Apparently I use this barrel to paint a backhoe part.
                      Best Wishes, Dennis...
                      www.dennishoover.com

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                        Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                        Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post

                        I take my cable into an area storm drain here at the shop and point the jetter's head at the cable at the mouth of the drain.

                        If you have a steady hand, it works quite well but I really need to make a jig that I can insert into the 4" drain and make the setup hands free and keep from splattering all over everything.
                        You seem to be the only other cleaner that gets a lot of trash in the open wind cables. I had 45ft of 1 1/4" cable packed solid with roots and paper products. I had just done a 150 ft job and decided I needed to try something different to get the trash out of the cables. I hope to refine this so I can use it in the shop during winter months. It can spray slightly out either end but most of the time it sprayes into the barrel.
                        Best Wishes, Dennis....
                        www.dennishoover.com

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                          typically it's only the 5/8'' cable that has grease on it. the 7/8'' and 1.25'' have roots and those i use my own pin key to pluck out.

                          the roots will easily unwind and shred.

                          when it's too bad with grease, i take my pressure washer to the entire cage so as not to handle the individual cables.

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                            Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                            typically it's only the 5/8'' cable that has grease on it. the 7/8'' and 1.25'' have roots and those i use my own pin key to pluck out.

                            the roots will easily unwind and shred.

                            when it's too bad with grease, i take my pressure washer to the entire cage so as not to handle the individual cables.

                            rick.
                            Hello Rick,
                            I usually don't have a grease problem. I have cold water running while I'm running the machines. The grease is broken into chunks and the cold water washes the chucks away. If your cables are greasy, you're probably using hot water?
                            The debris I encounter is all inside the cable and it would take all day to pick it clean. I'll have to send you a picture next time it happens. Its not often but brutal when it does happen.
                            Best, Dennis....
                            www.dennishoover.com

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                              Re: Cleaning sectional cables

                              Don't you guys run water in a tub or shower or whatever when you're pulling the cable back?
                              Or is this a sectional thing? Just wondering.

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