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  • #31
    Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

    Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
    Hey Mr. I go both ways, why not keep both on the truck for a while?
    Not enough room for both.
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    • #32
      Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

      You know, Rick would say let the k-60 ride shotgun
      I love my plumber

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      • #33
        Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

        Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
        Or bit by a snake

        I wonder how many home owners get bit when renting
        i was working with another apprentice one time and we were cleaning a sewer service with a RIDGIDtm () drain cleaner.

        he was using thin, cheap leather gloves while holding the cable. he was feeding, i was on the clutch (we didn't know any better at the time).

        the thin wet leather got caught in the cable and started twisting his hand to the point that he made a fist before i could let go of the clutch.

        he switched to the mitts that came with the machine.

        Vince

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        • #34
          Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

          that sucks you never know how they put a line in.We take a chance every time. I have been there and done that even had a lawyer send me a letter the next day saying I had to get my cable out 24 hours. Turned out they for got to connect the line to the city my cable just run around under the road. I didn't have to pay for the digging but I got stiffed on my bill.

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          • #35
            Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

            Originally posted by NorthernIllinoisPlumber View Post
            The bucket will scrape him out...
            And a ladder would be nice too.
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            • #36
              Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

              Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
              Obligatory post.


              Showing off my new haircut.
              Beautiful. You didn't have to pay for that cut did you?
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              • #37
                Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                Originally posted by Woussko View Post
                I'm very glad that All Clear had his jeans on. Think of that in the summer and bare legs when you wear shorts. A whipping with a cable can take a chunk out of you like if a large dog really took a hard bite.

                I wish you all the best on recovery. No doubt in my mind that had to some kind of hurt.
                I do wear shorts all summer that would have sucked big time

                It hurts bad enough right now, If I would have had my shorts on OMG I would be in some real pain
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                • #38
                  Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                  Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                  I do wear shorts all summer that would have sucked big time

                  It hurts bad enough right now, If I would have had my shorts on OMG I would be in some real pain
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                  • #39
                    Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                    The only reason it got me was I thought I was stuck in roots as this was a clay line. I can always free my cable from roots but when it doubles back and knots up your screwed. I worked the cable for about 1/2 an hour before braking it. There was nothing I could have done to free the cable at that point. I over wound it many times and the last time was just that " the last time"

                    It wouldn't have mattered if I was using a sectional or a drum. The sectionals dont have enough power to brake a cable but they have enough power to over spin and rap around you just the same. With a sectional it would have sucked the left over cable out of the machine and beat the crap out of me as well. When trying to free a cable you can always get hurt no matter what maching you use.
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                    • #40
                      Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                      Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                      The only reason it got me was I thought I was stuck in roots as this was a clay line. I can always free my cable from roots but when it doubles back and knots up your screwed. I worked the cable for about 1/2 an hour before braking it. There was nothing I could have done to free the cable at that point. I over wound it many times and the last time was just that " the last time"

                      It wouldn't have mattered if I was using a sectional or a drum. The sectionals dont have enough power to brake a cable but they have enough power to over spin and rap around you just the same. With a sectional it would have sucked the left over cable out of the machine and beat the crap out of me as well. When trying to free a cable you can always get hurt no matter what maching you use.
                      the sectional has plenty of power to break a cable. it's that we have a lot more control of the torque to know when to stop. the cable has no drum to keep it spinning. it stops when we let go. plus it would be next to impossible to have a 1.25'' sectional cable double back in a 4'' line.

                      you're not giving the sectionals enough credit. i would have liked you to have tried to clear that root rope with your drum

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #41
                        Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                        Rick it was a 4` FOOT not 4" inch
                        My drum stops when I let off as well but when your trying to free a stuck cable you do what you have to do. You cable would have back spun as well if you wound it up like I was doing to free mine. I knew there was a chance but I had to take it as I had already been working it for 1/2 an hour.
                        BTW... I`m still using the cable, How bad would yours have wadded up
                        I lost 5" inches of cable and that was it

                        As far as your root rope, no problem I do em all the time.
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                        • #42
                          Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                          Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                          Rick it was a 4` FOOT not 4" inch

                          As far as your root rope, no problem I do em all the time.
                          the pipe your cable doubled back in was 4'' not 4'

                          i can't picture how a 3/4'' innercore cable can flip inside a 4'' line.

                          6'' maybe. 8'' yes

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #43
                            Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                            the pipe your cable doubled back in was 4'' not 4'
                            OMG.... Rick
                            That line is 4 frecken foot
                            Look in the 4" opening that is a 4 foot concrete main line with a 4" inch tap.
                            The cable is not stuck in the 4" clay line
                            Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 11-20-2008, 12:11 PM.
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                            • #44
                              Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                              Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                              Beautiful. You didn't have to pay for that cut did you?


                              Nope!

                              It came with the "Just for Dogs" hair coloring kit!
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                              • #45
                                Re: You really think you had a bad day when?????

                                Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                                Nope!

                                It came with the "Just for Dogs" hair coloring kit!
                                Well it's a good match for your eyes. I'll bet all the other dogs are jealous.
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