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  • #46
    Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

    I RAN 380" X 6" CLAY SEWER PIPE WITH OLD SPARTAN 1065 RUNNING ON ONE

    DRIVE BELT, THIS WAS AT A APT. COMPLEX WHERE THERE WERE TWO THREE STORY

    BUILDINGS APPOX. 50' HIGHER GRADE THAT HAD ALL THE SEWAGE FLOWING

    OUT OF THE BUILDING I WAS SNAKING FROM !

    NO CLEAN OUTS HAD TO DIG UP AND EXPOSE SEWER PIPE TO GET ACCESS

    FOR CABLE
    JERRYMAC
    E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
    CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
    FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
    SINCE JAN. 1989

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    • #47
      Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

      i had no idea the spartan 1065 could move that much cable?

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      • #48
        Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

        Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
        i had no idea the spartan 1065 could move that much cable?
        It depends on the cable. If it is no inner core cable it will have a hard time. But if it is double owund .66 cable it can do it with ease.
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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        • #49
          Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

          Convalescent hospital. Line was about 580' from c/o to the manhole. Ran the entire length of the hospital. Took 2 guys and 4 reels of 180' of cable. I hated it. They were on a 90 day maintenance agreement. Tried to talk them into installing several c/o's but they refused every time. This went on for years. The only good thing was we charged by the foot after 100'.

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          • #50
            Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

            Don't go much over 100 feet. Did a 300 footer years back.
            Rod
            MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
            Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
            http://unclognh.com
            http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

            Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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            • #51
              Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

              My personal best was 600' from a Menards store (same as a home depot)
              on the roof with a thunderstorm approaching.Root blockage at 557'.
              Finally found a asphalted over man hole in the road where the sewer tied in and there
              was the root intrusion!
              Last edited by Jay Mpls; 11-12-2009, 10:33 PM.

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              • #52
                Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

                265 FT. with an electric Eel and 11/4" cable from an old church basement under a parking lot to the street. The clay pipe was over 100 years old I hit the stoppage on the last cable I had. But I have had customers insist I rune every cable I have in the van and cuss me out that I don't carry more then 210 ft, even if there drain is only 100 ft but after I explained that it would cost more to run that far and I would be 110 ft in the city line they cant believe I would charge them any extra. I have had them go in my van and pull out every cable I had wanting me to run it down there 75 ft line.

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                • #53
                  Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

                  jay mpls

                  Which machine did you use to go 600'??

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                  • #54
                    Re: Longest Drain Cleaning

                    Originally posted by gtmerkley View Post
                    I have had them go in my van and pull out every cable I had wanting me to run it down there 75 ft line.
                    That would earn them a pipe wrenching. That's My truck. Thy invited me onto their property, but I did Not invite them into mine. My truck contains things that can kill, maim, and poison people, probably the worst of which is the 36" steel wrench by the back door.
                    No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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