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    i was called lastnight for a sewer back up. i was told another drain cleaning company was there last week?!?!????
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  • #2
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    Looks like you have a new customer.

    Especially if the other guy charged them.

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    • #3
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      i was told the other 2 drain cleaning companys, dont use cutters. they bent the end of there cable, i guess they call it a whip. Anybody ever heard of this?

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      • #4
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        Obviously, it don't work.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by jjscleaning View Post
          i was told the other 2 drain cleaning companys, dont use cutters. they bent the end of there cable, i guess they call it a whip. Anybody ever heard of this?
          Never use a whip in a sewer line Bet they were hacks and were hoping it would back up soon to sell a dig

          I have used a whip only on 3/8 or 1/4 cable on tuff small drains thats it.
          Whip on a sewer what HACKS.
          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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          • #6
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            after you find roots in the line and run a auger down till you come back clean is it still good to run a c-cutter or what order do you guys do? and what the heii is a whip?
            Last edited by Clipper City Plumber; 12-23-2009, 02:18 PM.

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            • #7
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              Most of the moto scooter guys do that bent cable thing to get the drain flowing then leave, hope it lasts a while then get a return call to do it again.
              I use the 4 blade cutter on the roots.
              Seattle Drain Service

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              • #8
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                I have had several calls from people who have had the franchise companies come in and open the line !! most are 75’ and less. Total time on the job 30 minutes or less 250-300 dollars. And when I get a call I have always found a gallon or so of roots left in the line by so the so called MR. pooper and Moto scooter
                Sent From The StoolBus

                www.appletondrainandsewer.com

                Appleton WI, 54915
                1-920-284-7471

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                • #9
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                  thats what they have been doing around here, one of the guys doing this is talking crap about me to his customers. I dont say anything bad about them, just let my work speak for itself.

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                  • #10
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                    Run a retriever and get a bite to see what you are dealing with then send in the Ridgid Sharktooth Cutter or the Spiral Root Saw and as a last resort if I want to drill to China I put on the Sawtooth Cutter

                    If I really want to impress the customers I pull out the Ridgid

                    "Spider Head Cutter" Once they see this cutter all of the homeowners worries go away.

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                    • #11
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                      Wow that thing is a monster So your better off cutting than ripping and pulling root saw vs auger.what I was always told was to keep pulling the roots with the auger and when it comes back clean your done and know their are no more roots that can be removed from the drain was I feed a lie?
                      Last edited by Clipper City Plumber; 12-23-2009, 11:26 PM.

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                      • #12
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                        Just ripping a root is never as good as a surgical cut.

                        The key to a surgical cut is a sharp cutter.

                        Hand Polished (and pickled to prevent rust)


                        Hand Sharpened and Custom Serrated




                        Doesn't everyone does this to their cutters

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                        • #13
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                          what do you use a small chainsaw chain file?

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                          • #14
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                            Die Grinder with a few cone shapped grinding tips to sharpen and serrate.

                            Buffing wheel and a little brasso for the shine

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                            • #15
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                              well I will have to add this to the list.

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