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    Today I got to try using 2 k-60's at once to turn 180' of 7/8 with one section of innercore. It increased the torque to help get the cable spinning. I used a piece of pvc pipe with the bottom cut out to act as a handle to push both at once. I had to remove the rubber foam handle grip to make it smooth. Did it help? kinda just needed a little kicker to get it clear.
    Seattle Drain Service

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    Re: using 2 k-60's at once

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    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      Re: using 2 k-60's at once

      I don't understand this. Two cables? How'd you keep them from intertwining?

      1 cable through two machines? How can the back machine effect the torque through the front ones jaws at all?

      Thanks.

      J.C.

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        Re: using 2 k-60's at once

        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
        I don't understand this. Two cables? How'd you keep them from intertwining?

        1 cable through two machines? How can the back machine effect the torque through the front ones jaws at all?

        Thanks.

        J.C.
        Its two machines spinning one cable. I have done this with a pair of K-1500 to spin 300' of heavy duty 1 1/4" cable
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          Re: using 2 k-60's at once

          Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
          Its two machines spinning one cable. I have done this with a pair of K-1500 to spin 300' of heavy duty 1 1/4" cable
          Thanks Ron. But how can the rear one have any effect on the torque when the front one is clamped on?

          Seems like a break in any power from the rear one. Or am I lost again.

          J.C.

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            Re: using 2 k-60's at once

            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
            Thanks Ron. But how can the rear one have any effect on the torque when the front one is clamped on?

            Seems like a break in any power from the rear one. Or am I lost again.

            J.C.
            One is ran if reverse

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            • #7
              Re: using 2 k-60's at once

              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              One is ran if reverse


              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post


                J.C.
                Oops,
                The "if" is supposed to be a "in"
                I visualize his machine handles facing each other.

                Oh wait a minute,he cut the bottom out of the pvc maybe the are in the same direction.

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                • #9
                  Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                  So what'd you catch?
                  Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                  • #10
                    Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                    I've done the same with 2 K-1500's also to get unstuck. Long run with heavy roots at the end. Stupid mechanic had a retriever head on the end even after he knew it was roots. Got bound up but the old machine just couldn't break it loose. The second machine in tandom broke it loose in 5 minutes. I don't recommend anyone try this for obvious reasons.

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                    • #11
                      Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                      i know what my next project is for metal shop

                      a handle assembly that engages 3 k-60's in stages.

                      the more you pull, the more it grabs.

                      i'll call it the freight drain cleaner.

                      a locomotive, with 2 more engines.

                      as long as it doesn't derail, no one gets hurt

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                        How much torque does Ridgid design their couplings for?

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                        • #13
                          Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                          does this void the warranty
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                          • #14
                            Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                            How much torque does Ridgid design their couplings for?
                            now that's a good one for renee and company on thursday

                            i doubt the coupling will fail. it's the screwed on cable and cable slop/ slack outside the drain that i would be worried about.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                              Re: using 2 k-60's at once

                              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                              now that's a good one for renee and company on thursday

                              i doubt the coupling will fail. it's the screwed on cable and cable slop/ slack outside the drain that i would be worried about.

                              rick.
                              Oh crap!!
                              I just got what the experienced drain cleaners were warning about earlier in this thread.
                              When that torque gets outside the pipe and snaps that short length so fast your arm's gonna get pretzled with the cable.

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