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  • #31
    Re: K-60 or K-1500

    Can your 1500 do this.
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    • #32
      Re: K-60 or K-1500

      Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
      Can your 1500 do this.
      Yes, and I can do that with a 1065 as well. I will dig out some pictures.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
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      • sewermonster85
        sewermonster85 commented
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        I second that ratz,I've done the 1065 on a roof twice..Had to remove the entire cable first,then load the machine up the ladder,then feed the cable in,repeat for the way down...It's a workout

    • #33
      Re: K-60 or K-1500

      Just got home from a job. I took the cables outside, loading the van and miss homeowner walked up with the K60. Not going to see that with a K1500.

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      • #34
        Re: K-60 or K-1500

        Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
        Yes, and I can do that with a 1065 as well. I will dig out some pictures.
        There is a difference between what we can do and what we should do. Your body is a valuable tool to you and if you loose that because you are taking a 140 pound plus cable machine on the roof instead of a 40 pound machine with a 50 pound cage of cable you will not be a happy camper.

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

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

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        • #35
          Re: K-60 or K-1500

          Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
          There is a difference between what we can do and what we should do. Your body is a valuable tool to you and if you loose that because you are taking a 140 pound plus cable machine on the roof instead of a 40 pound machine with a 50 pound cage of cable you will not be a happy camper.

          Mark
          What I do is I pull the cable out of the Spartan so I am only lifting an empty machine along the my partner hands me the cable end and I load it into the machine as I pull the cable up.

          Around here if I have to clean a sewer from a roof, the line is more than likely going to be 200+ feet, which I know the K-60 will not do. Thing is though I no longer will go on a roof to clear a drain. I did that when I was 20 years younger and dumber. Now I tell the home owners going from the roof is to dangerous, we can pull a water closet or install them a proper clean out. I say less than 10% of the homes I have done work in do not have a proper clean out. The others is just a matter of locating where the clean out was hidden.

          Back on the issue of safety, just because the make a machine that small and easy to get on a roof does not mean its the safe and right way of doing it. There is the danger of falling off, damaging the roof, the roof is rotten and can not support my weight let alone any rodding machine set up.
          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
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          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
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          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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          • #36
            Re: K-60 or K-1500

            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
            I tell the home owners going from the roof is to dangerous, we can pull a water closet or install them a proper clean out. I say less than 10% of the homes I have done work in do not have a proper clean out. The others is just a matter of locating where the clean out was hidden.

            Back on the issue of safety, just because the make a machine that small and easy to get on a roof does not mean its the safe and right way of doing it. There is the danger of falling off, damaging the roof, the roof is rotten and can not support my weight let alone any rodding machine set up.
            I agree with Ron on the issue of safety. For the rare occasion when I do have to rod a Sanitary branch from the roof or clear a vent stack, I use a K-50 with C-9 cable. I'm not comfortable rodding through roots from the roof.

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            • #37
              Re: K-60 or K-1500

              Originally posted by DANE View Post
              Just got home from a job. I took the cables outside, loading the van and miss homeowner walked up with the K60. Not going to see that with a K1500.

              I wouldn't want to! My insurance agent would have a fit! Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate the convenience of the K-60 (weight, size, etc.) just not the right tool for my work (almost all 6" clay sewers with heavy roots, outside clean out 95% of the time).

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              • #38
                Re: K-60 or K-1500

                Hey Rick,
                Please post a pic of the timberwolf adapter . I am very intrigued. New to the forums, One man band . Rockville, MD.
                ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                • #39
                  kid

                  use advanced search. keyword "5/8" g-cdc". user name "gear junkie". click on "posts" under show results as............... post #14. breid..................

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                  • #40
                    Still waiting for a where to find drill adapter. Please dont tell me I have to make one
                    ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                    • gear junkie
                      gear junkie commented
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                      AJ Coleman sells it. I still have mine but if I had to do it over, I'd buy the ready made one.

                  • #41
                    Call Electric Eel

                    Talk to Mark

                    Or Aj Coleman

                    Talk to Kirk

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                    • #42
                      I made my own fairly easily. But I believe AJ Coleman stocks them.What brand of cable are you planning on using? I use general 1.25" x 10' general innercore with the "G" connector. I also have 4' sections when the torque gets to far away from the cleanout to help eliminate the slack.

                      Rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #43
                        http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cable-Drive-...0AAOSwI2dXFVIt

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                        • Cable or root
                          Cable or root commented
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                          Getting unstuck?

                        • fixitright
                          fixitright commented
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                          If the K-60 dies in mid use I want a way to get my cable back
                          if it's stuck.

                        • fixitright
                          fixitright commented
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                          If the K-60 dies in mid use I want a way to get my cable back
                          if

                      • #44
                        Ok. I'm running 7/8 general inner core and the ridgid open winds. So what drill are you guys running . I have a dewalt dw124. Would that work as it has a clutch while running it in low. I need a video clip to watch as I'm scared shi* less still to try it.
                        ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                        • gear junkie
                          gear junkie commented
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                          We're running the 8' or 10' 1-1/4 sectional cable. The 7/8 would be unsafe. Very unsafe.

                          But I'm using a makita drill with the paddle switch. Single speed 600 rpm. Much better then the DW124 which I've used as well.

                      • #45
                        Ive never tripped the clutch with 1.25" innercore. 15' sections of 7/8" is going to be risky. I would use a standard 1/2" drill. Nothing too heavy. My cordless superhawg works great on 1.25" cable.

                        Ill post some photos from last weeks catch of the day.

                        RICK. .
                        phoebe it is

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