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    Kitchen stoppage from hell today. I almost got the cable stuck. If I didn't have the 3/4" RIDGID innercore cable. I would have been stuck and in deep doo-doo. I pulled back a WHOLE DRAWER'S WORTH OF STAINLESS STEEL DINING WARE from a commercial kitchen drain. I had to fight to pull the retriever head with all that mangled steel hanging from the end.
    I AM IMPRESSED! RAW POWER! The K-7500 with 3/4" innercore cable is the ballsiest, meanest, badazz cablemachine on the planet. It mangled this steelware into twisted up bits and pulled a large pile of it out of the drain in a single pass!

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    There were over 20 twisted up spoons, knives and forks that the cable brought back in a single pass. Some of the spoons were twisted up like plastic straws! Absolutely mangled.
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    • #3
      Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

      Catch of the Day! Nice!

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      • #4
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        Hope you made sure to thank the employees for their carelessness!

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        • #5
          Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

          I AM IMPRESSED! RAW POWER! The K-7500 with 3/4" innercore cable is the ballsiest, meanest, badazz cablemachine on the planet
          K-60 worth it`s money
          K-7500 well worth it`s money and more


          Seeing this post is just Priceless!

          Nominated !!!!!!!!


          I told you so
          Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 01-16-2009, 09:31 PM.
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          • #6
            Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

            No way the K-60 would have cleared this. It would have been stuck really bad. I think any open-wind cable probably would have gotten stuck in this pile of twisted steel. Steve, I really had to fight to get the cable out. Forward, reverse, etc. Anything less than 3/4" innercore wouldn't have been able to handle the torque. This job was a b!tch! I was there for 2 hours, but this was the biggest pile of crap I pulled out of the 4" kitchen main. I did use the k-60 on a 3" floor drain though. (3/4" cable can't fit through 3" trap, and the K-380 didn't have enough power to clear the floor drain.)
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            • #7
              Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

              We have done it many times in 3" floor drains that have a P-Trap so I know what your saying...It can be done.....Good Job!

              My helper is now finding out how the K-7500 works and he loves it like no other
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              • #8
                Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                Wonder how much of that was put in intentionally? That beats roots to me. Way to never give up.

                J.C.

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                  I can only imagine the cussing and praying that was goin on while reeling in this load!

                  Amazing pull!

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                  • #10
                    Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                    Somebody would of gotten hurt with anything else.


                    You definitely don't want to wind into that with any speed. Turn those forks and spoons into knives and somebody is going to get hurt.
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                    • #11
                      Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                      Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                      Somebody would of gotten hurt with anything else.
                      Yep. Even one step down..a K-6200 with 5/8" cable....cable would have snapped for sure. Nothing I have ever used has the power of 3/4" IC cable.
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                        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                        That beats roots to me. Way to never give up.

                        J.C.
                        Yeah, pulling that much mangled steel out of a drain... I think Jerrymac would be willing to admit that I have earned a PHD in "drainology" as he likes to say. My goal of being the best drain-cleaner in the county just got that much closer. I have said it before, and I'll say it again: The best drain-cleaners in the world hang out at the ridgid forum. The roundup this year will be awesome for me to meet you guys.
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                        • #13
                          Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                          Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
                          K-60 worth it`s money
                          K-7500 well worth it`s money and more


                          Seeing this post is just Priceless!

                          Nominated !!!!!!!!


                          I told you so
                          Yeah, I'm on the bandwagon with ya steve. We should merge our businesses together and make a fortune. "The Sewer Mutilators."
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                          • #14
                            Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                            Originally posted by OkieBill View Post


                            I can only imagine the cussing and praying that was goin on while reeling in this load!

                            Amazing pull!



                            I've prevented a lot of childbirths with your strategy.


                            Good call my friend!
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                            • #15
                              Re: K-7500 mangles a big pile of steelware!

                              carl, very impressive catch

                              but i'll throw in my take on it.

                              did all this silverware get past the trap?

                              what was your total footage once you got hung up?

                              here is the reason. the 7500 has a about 120# of flywheel effect. meaning that the cable will continue spinning even though the switch is off.

                              so unless you had a good 15' or more out, the cable will load up since there is very little spring action on the short cable. and you better be able to stop that drum fast.

                              either the k-60 or 1500 would stop on a dime

                              you did good, but i'm sure you would have loved the safety of the instant clutch on the sectional.

                              a drum is much safer with more cable out than with very little cable out.

                              there is much more time to react to the cable loading up.

                              impressed yes

                              safe probably not as near as a sectional

                              right or wrong

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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