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  • #46
    Re: What would you buy?

    Originally posted by Twicepipes View Post
    Assuming the largest line will be a 2", this is a no-brainer really. He is going to want something to be able to run from either a trap, vent, c/o, etc. basically a "tub gun". I think you guys call it a k-39. Personally, my choice is a Milwaukee drain cleaner with 50' of 5/16" cable. It's compact, versatile, holds cable to clean most residential 2" lines. In 16 years, I'm on my second one. Just bought it the other day. Little over $200 on ebay, new. I threw the crap cable that it came with in the trash and installed mine. Put it a 5 gallon bucket with one of those canvas bucket tool holders and you're good to go. I think I'd commit suicide if I didn't have this machine. It's by far my most used "inside" machine. In case of limited access (like a single waste, disposer only sink), I even take it go on the roof.
    Absolutely spot on. I bet at least 70% of my calls are used with this machine. It hasn't changed much over the years because it doesn't need to, it's reliable and somewhat light. In fact I have two of them.
    Just be sure to oily the chuck after every use.....

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    • #47
      Re: What would you buy?

      Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
      In case it ever breaks down, I'll find you a k39 for 200-250.
      No need.

      After listening to you, then getting all the input here, I have to admit it looks like the machione for me.

      Also after Glkearns thoughts on rentals, I think that option might be dumb, I might just get the 39-a and just give it a go.

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      • #48
        Re: What would you buy?

        I recently picked up a K-39a to ease myself into drain cleaning, while at the shop they made me good deal on a used Marco drum with 5/8" cable. I'd still like to get something in between. Can't really get excited about the sectionals, even after reading everything on this forum just seems like a hassle. I guess I'll have to see a K-60 in action to catch the fever.

        wookie

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        • #49
          Re: What would you buy?

          wookie, we'll let the virgin drain guy write up a review on his k-60 coming out party.

          stay tuned on saturday evening, as long as i don't wear him out

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #50
            Re: What would you buy?

            Rick I thought you said the GREAT MASTER PLUMBER didnt need no helper????
            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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            • #51
              Re: What would you buy?

              Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
              Rick I thought you said the GREAT MASTER PLUMBER didnt need no helper????
              As I recall from his post regarding the same job last year he did it by himself. This year it appears to be more of a training session for a youngster who is considering adding drain cleaning to his existing plumbing skills. I look forward to the report of how things worked out.

              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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              • #52
                Re: What would you buy?

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                As I recall from his post regarding the same job last year he did it by himself. This year it appears to be more of a training session for a youngster who is considering adding drain cleaning to his existing plumbing skills. I look forward to the report of how things worked out.

                Mark
                As do I.
                Kenneth Collier
                Maintenance and Sewer

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

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                • #53
                  Re: What would you buy?

                  Originally posted by drainman881999 View Post
                  As do I.
                  Your just a swinger

                  As Do I recall him saying things because I have employees and we work together on some jobs and use K-7500`s because it`s quicker and easer then one man with a K-60 ....rotflmao
                  http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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