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  • Cable snapped

    I have a 3/4 inner core cable that snapped on my K-750.
    About 8 ft snapped off .Is there any way to put the head coupling back on.

    Thanks
    Ray

  • #2
    Re: Cable snapped

    order a new female coupling. approx. $20.00

    cut it off clean and screw the end onto the cable. tack weld into place.

    probably better off taking it into the repair shop as it sounds like you havn't done this before. the welding process is critical.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Cable snapped

      Thanks Rick

      You are right I have not done it before.
      Where do I buy the coupling?
      Ray

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      • #4
        Re: Cable snapped

        either a plumbing supply house, or better yet a service center for your machine that can do it for you.

        lets see if ace sewer/ alex can jump in as he's in your town and should know a shop in the area

        they are easy to install, but tricky to properly tack weld if you've never seen it done.

        too much heat and the cable can become weak.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Cable snapped

          yes, grind off the weld and remove the coupler end,
          or buy a new one,

          http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/K7500-Dr...e/EN/index.htm
          Cat. No. Model No. Description
          31487 .... A-7570 .... 5/8" Repair Splicer
          92805 .... A-6582 .... 5/8" Male Coupling
          92810 .... A-6583 .... 5/8" Female Coupling
          31492 .... A-7571 .... 3/4" Repair Splicer
          92880 .... B-6840 .... 3/4" Male Coupling
          92885 .... B-6841 .... 3/4" Female Coupling



          cut the cable off clean (I find a cut off on a small grinder works well), pull a little of the inner core out a little and cut it off so it is a tad shorter, and let it back in, screw in the coupler end, and spot weld it.

          here is a how to sheet from Spartan
          http://www.spartantool.com/pdf/sheet...stallation.pdf
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          • #6
            Re: Cable snapped

            What is the best repair?

            Should I loose the 8 feet and get a female end or get a coupling/splicer and put that in and have both sides welded.

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            • #7
              Re: Cable snapped

              8' is nothing. lose the 8' and install a new female end.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Cable snapped

                And tell Mrs. Haggerty "some idiot broke a cable in Your sewer, I'll do My best to retrieve
                It next week , not to worry". Now You didn't fibb! She doesn't have to Know ALL the details !
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
                  Re: Cable snapped

                  I got it out .

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cable snapped

                    Well, you only paid $400 for it and the machine right? Buy a new cable so you don't get bit by this unknown used one again.
                    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cable snapped

                      Originally posted by onezee20 View Post
                      I got it out .
                      Sure You did , We'll just call the haggertys to make sure!
                      I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cable snapped

                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        order a new female coupling. approx. $20.00

                        cut it off clean and screw the end onto the cable. tack weld into place.

                        probably better off taking it into the repair shop as it sounds like you havn't done this before. the welding process is critical.

                        rick.
                        Which is why I prefer hollow core.

                        a splicer, two vice grips, loc-tite, 3lb maul, 5 minutes later you're back in business.

                        Lenny

                        Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

                        I know, it doesn't make sense.


                        http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by HebertDrainCare View Post
                          Which is why I prefer hollow core.

                          a splicer, two vice grips, loc-tite, 3lb maul, 5 minutes later you're back in business.
                          The whole point of innercore is that they kink less, and break less since they can handle more torque. So you end up having less repairs to do.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Cable snapped

                            Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
                            The whole point of innercore is that they kink less, and break less since they can handle more torque. So you end up having less repairs to do.
                            I worked with inner core cables for two years, and found that they flipped, kinked, snapped just like the hollow core cables.

                            I also found that they're not as easy to fix when the inevitable happens.

                            Whether they last longer or not is irrelevant.

                            Let's say I get called to an emergency at a restaurant that is depending on me to unstop the bathrooms before they have to close and lose 10's of thousands of dollars on a Saturday night, but wait I need to go to my shop and tach weld this end on, or worse, bring it to the repair center on Monday morning.

                            With hollow core, I can have the cable fixed in 5 minutes.

                            I already keep extra reels of hollow core cable on my truck for extra long runs. (up to 300ft)

                            If I used inner core, a back up reel would be mandatory, IMO.

                            Lenny

                            Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

                            I know, it doesn't make sense.


                            http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: Cable snapped

                              Originally posted by onezee20 View Post
                              I have a 3/4 inner core cable that snapped on my K-750.
                              About 8 ft snapped off .Is there any way to put the head coupling back on.

                              Thanks
                              Ray
                              So much for innercore not breaking.

                              I'm with you Herbert. Standard cable is a snap to splice. No welding necessary. Even though my cable comes from the manufacturer with ends welded on, I've never experienced the need to do so when it comes time to replace first 50'. Then again, I rarely kink or break my cables nowadays anyhow. When I was rookie, I went through cables, ends and splices like they were going out of style.

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