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  • #16
    Re: Ridgid what the h@##

    Hey Guys,

    I have read all the comments regarding the cables and will do some investigating as to what the issue is in particular.

    Just so everyone knows, RIDGID makes their own cables. We wind the cables at our Orange, VA plant. In Orange we also make all of our professional drain cleaning machines.
    Renee

    Product Manager

    RIDGID Drain Cleaning

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    • #17
      Re: Ridgid what the h@##

      Thanks
      Thats what I wanted to know.
      Now I know why they are so much better then others I have tried.
      BTW..... Mike at DuraCable tried to tell me they made the Ridgid Cables
      Go-a-head, ask me for my review of DuraCable
      http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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      • #18
        Re: Ridgid what the h@##

        are you attempting to clean through the 1.5'' trap with a 3/8'' cable?

        the cable with the end and cutter is very stiff. it's not near as flexible as a 5/8'' sectional cable with cutter.

        try running the cable through the line without the trap.

        believe it or not i actually got a 7/8'' cable with auger end through a 2'' no hub trap by mistake. i couldn't get it back out without breaking off the connector.

        no trap, no problem

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #19
          Re: Ridgid what the h@##

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          are you attempting to clean through the 1.5'' trap with a 3/8'' cable?

          the cable with the end and cutter is very stiff. it's not near as flexible as a 5/8'' sectional cable with cutter.

          try running the cable through the line without the trap.

          believe it or not i actually got a 7/8'' cable with auger end through a 2'' no hub trap by mistake. i couldn't get it back out without breaking off the connector.

          no trap, no problem

          rick.
          no this last time i went down through a 1 1/2" galvanized vent for a lav the 2 times before it broke off in my hand
          Mike
          Clark County Plumbing And Drain
          www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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          • #20
            Re: Ridgid what the h@##

            Originally posted by haycad View Post
            no this last time i went down through a 1 1/2" galvanized vent for a lav the 2 times before it broke off in my hand
            is it possible that the gal vent has vent 90's on it and not sanitary sweeps? durham fittings are not as friendly as no hub and plastic.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #21
              Re: Ridgid what the h@##

              yes it had vent 90's on it but where it broke was 20' down the line at a galv 45. even if it has vent 90's it shouldnt break should it? and at the same place everytime
              Mike
              Clark County Plumbing And Drain
              www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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              • #22
                Re: Ridgid what the h@##

                The 3/8" line is rated for 1 1/2" but not for 1 1/2" vent nineties.

                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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                • #23
                  Re: Ridgid what the h@##

                  Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                  The 3/8" line is rated for 1 1/2" but not for 1 1/2" vent nineties.

                  Mark
                  Does Ridgid make a 75' 3/8 cable with a bulb built onto the end?

                  I too have trouble getting the 3/8" cable around 1 1/2" bends that are regular bends.
                  The problem is the cable end when it is welded is not flexable enough.
                  I have an Electric Eel model N which is never a problem through 1 1/4" 90's. That machine uses open wound 5/8" cable.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Ridgid what the h@##

                    if you continue to try it, it won't have that end on it anymore to worry about

                    either cut the end or use the open wound cable

                    i use to run 3/4'' innercore through 2'' lines with 45's no 90's

                    sectional is the bomb

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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