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  • Dehairing your Cable

    I have to clean my tub and shower drains about every 12 months. I always use a k39 and its always the same gigantic clump of long hair that gets wound up into the cable. Cleaning the drain takes almost no time but getting the hair out of the cable takes forever.

    So how do you guys unspool the hair, roots, string, etc. from you cables?

  • #2
    Re: Dehairing your Cable

    I use a utility knife, and some cheap baby shampoo soap.
    The shampoo makes it slick. Which untangles the hair. Than I come along and score it off with the razor blade

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    • #3
      Re: Dehairing your Cable

      I just use a torch to burn it off in the customers basement

      Just kidding!

      I just use a razor knife to score it. Never tried the shampoo trick. I'll have to try it next time, sounds like a good idea.
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      • #4
        Re: Dehairing your Cable

        channel locks.

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        • #5
          Re: Dehairing your Cable

          Originally posted by Josh View Post
          I have to clean my tub and shower drains about every 12 months. I always use a k39 and its always the same gigantic clump of long hair that gets wound up into the cable. Cleaning the drain takes almost no time but getting the hair out of the cable takes forever.

          So how do you guys unspool the hair, roots, string, etc. from you cables?



          Amen Brother!


          The voice of Ridgid has spoken. Believeth as I have beareth witness, experienced sucheth sameth problemeth.


          Anyone tries to say otherwise is bending the truth!


          Oh what a camera and 20 years ago could make me these days...
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          • #6
            Re: Dehairing your Cable

            Let it dry, cut it, then use it for floss.

            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Dehairing your Cable

              i usually just pull stuff off by hand, either ripping or unwinding. when its too tough razor knife, or channel locks.

              i recently ran a sewer from a clean out at the rear of a house and got stuck.

              tenant comes outside and mentions her cable just went out.

              when i went to look under the front of the raised house i could see that my cable had come out of a hole in the top of the pipe, and grabbed about 20 feet of cable wire.

              i used a hacksaw to cut some of it and unwound the rest.

              it sucked.

              Lenny

              Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

              I know, it doesn't make sense.


              http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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              • #8
                Re: Dehairing your Cable

                Here you go Josh.

                I've come close to cutting myself several times when cutting roots/hair off cables.
                Why not make a tool that opens/closes like this
                Get rid of the cutting wheel and add (in the opposite direction) a spring loaded utility blade (replaceable) or two that allow movement of 1". Close it around the cable and pull.
                One size for smaller cable and another for bigger.


                Worth a Seasnake with all the bells???????
                Last edited by Gene Bickford; 12-10-2009, 06:14 PM.
                INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
                Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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                • #9
                  Re: Dehairing your Cable

                  Box cutter (hair cutter lol)
                  Seattle Drain Service

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dehairing your Cable

                    Originally posted by DUNBAR View Post
                    Amen Brother!


                    The voice of Ridgid has spoken. Believeth as I have beareth witness, experienced sucheth sameth problemeth.


                    Anyone tries to say otherwise is bending the truth!


                    Oh what a camera and 20 years ago could make me these days...
                    Meth Freak

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dehairing your Cable

                      I like the torch idea

                      I all ways use a pocket knife

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dehairing your Cable

                        Box cutter our utility knife what ever finds it's way into my hands first.
                        If I was lasy and let it dry out I just burn it off. Oh smells sooooo nasty.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Dehairing your Cable

                          mmmmmmmmmmm burtn crotch hair
                          Sent From The StoolBus

                          www.appletondrainandsewer.com

                          Appleton WI, 54915
                          1-920-284-7471

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                          • #14
                            Re: Dehairing your Cable

                            Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                            Meth Freak


                            Hey it's the first step of recovery! Let the healing begin!
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                            • #15
                              Re: Dehairing your Cable

                              I tried to clean my one cable with a torch, I don't know if I held it too long on the cable, but it wrecked the cable. I cut them out now or pull the hair out with my teeth.

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