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  • Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

    For all those that use this setup, I have a few questions.

    -Is the 5/8 innercore cable (inside the 1 1/4")worth it or is the 1/2" good enough?

    -What kind of cutters should I get? Every cutter has their application so are there any that's totally useless?

    -Anyone know the part number for the 4' section with L connectors?

    -I have 80' right now, how much cable will that drill feasibly rotate? What's the furthest you've cleaned out?

    -How do you store your cables? What's the advantage to your method?

    -I have the L cables right now and I can't push the cables together as shown in the instruction manual, is this because they're new cables?

    -I saw that Electric eel sold a drill adapter a while back but can't find where to buy this. Any ideas?

    -I was planning on buying the cable from Cable Center. Don't know the price yet but who do you go through?

    -I use dewalt big right angle drill, I assume to only use low speed?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

    ben is back

    i use the "G'' connector. it's easier to connect while on the machine.

    i have 1 4' section and it's a super heavy wind. this is the one i use when i'm fighting a nasty one and i'm more than 4' from the opening with the drill.

    i buy just the couplers/ male ends and install my own custom cutters

    simon/ someday plumbing also asked this similar ? on my p.m. this morning.

    ben why don't we both go visit him and i can show you both

    p.s. he's in australia mate

    welcome back kotter

    you might be too young, like joey to remember

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

      Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
      For all those that use this setup, I have a few questions.

      -Is the 5/8 innercore cable (inside the 1 1/4")worth it or is the 1/2" good enough?
      Don't know
      -What kind of cutters should I get? Every cutter has their application so are there any that's totally useless?
      3" and 4" heavy duty root saws. arrowhead. 3" heavy duty "C" cutter.
      3"-6" HEAVY DUTY expanding cutter. Retrieval tool.

      -Anyone know the part number for the 4' section with L connectors?
      I will e-mail you a list of all general products with part #'s

      -I have 80' right now, how much cable will that drill feasibly rotate? What's the furthest you've cleaned out? I went 240'ish once but that was only to get to a SMH to bring back a rope. Edith was quite sluggish, I don't think I would have cut many roots at that distance. I've cut roots at 180'ish. again Edith didn't like it but she got the job done but I would say 180' is pretty much the limit.

      -How do you store your cables? What's the advantage to your method?
      I use cable racks. 4 to a rack 4racks. I keep my extras in a 6" pipe on top the van.

      -I have the L cables right now and I can't push the cables together as shown in the instruction manual, is this because they're new cables?
      They should wear a bit with use and become easier to connect. I use a screw driver to disconnect but they do make a tool/key for this.


      -I saw that Electric eel sold a drill adapter a while back but can't find where to buy this. Any ideas?Electric eel Model C drain cleaning machine.
      Part #'s shaft SC-12 and coupling SC-10. 1800-833-1212

      -I was planning on buying the cable from Cable Center. Don't know the price yet but who do you go through?

      -I use dewalt big right angle drill, I assume to only use low speed?
      I use my precious Edith. Ridgid 7.5 amp model R7120 1/2"
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      • #4
        Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

        We store our eel cables in an open top metal box I made. We were using the round storage cages but they became a pain to secure.
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        • #5
          Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

          Highland!


          I'm still down at the pumper show waiting for ya!


          I'm at the concession stand keeping the cheese warm for nachos!
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          • #6
            Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

            i use motorcycle tires to store 40' at a time and then can rool the cable to the site. keeps everything tidy

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

              Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
              Highland!


              I'm still down at the pumper show waiting for ya!


              I'm at the concession stand keeping the cheese warm for nachos!
              It was a busy show can you wait there until next year.

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              • #8
                Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                Am I misssing something do you guys put a large drill on a k1500 cables to cut roots?
                If so wouldnt this be dangerous?
                Regards
                Greg

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                • #9
                  Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                  Originally posted by HighlandS&D View Post
                  We store our eel cables in an open top metal box I made. We were using the round storage cages but they became a pain to secure.
                  How do you transport them to the customer's house?
                  Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                    i use motorcycle tires to store 40' at a time and then can rool the cable to the site. keeps everything tidy

                    rick.
                    Any reason not to use the regular cages?
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                      Gene,

                      Have you seen electric Eel's new 3 bladed expanding cutter? What'd you guys think of that one? BTW, what's a "cable rack"? If Edith every decides to retire, you might want to look at the dewalt. Mine is 11 amps and works great.
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                        How do you transport them to the customer's house?
                        We carry them in two at a time. We set up a drop cloth prior to bringing them in and stage them on the cloth. When we remove the cables we place them back on the drop cloth. To remove the cables we fold the drop cloth over the cables and two guys one on each end can remove the drop cloth with the cables wrapped inside, to keep things clean. We use the eight foot eel cables so two held up over the shoulder are easy to manage.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                          Two cables at a time? You guys must be T&M.
                          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                            the motorcycle tire holds 40' easy and 50' if you connect them. they roll and stay dry.

                            i use them outdoors 95% of the time and 5% indoors. but the k-60 still does 90% of all drains.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
                              Re: Timberwolf w/ sectional cable questions

                              Anyone have any pictures or video of the right angle drill with 1.25" sectional in use?

                              I saw Rick's fishing trophy picture (quite impressive) but I'd like to see how you guys maneuver the cable.

                              -Chris

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