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    it's been 10 years since this customer has had a mainline stoppage. 4'' non-directional front yard c/o. ran my k-60 with 3'' spiral saw to open the line at 15' in. continued to 30' and pulled back roots and then put in my 1.25'' cable with timberwolf to 40'. first 20' 4'' clay and last 20' was 6'' clay.

    as you can see, the k-60 opened the line, but i then switched to the timberwolf with 1.25'' cable and a 4'' x 6'' spring loaded ridgid cutter modified to fit my cable.

    looks like the old man still has it in him to show the kid how it's done


    rick.



    looks like we're all eating good. son 7/8'' ridgid innercore, 1.25'' general innercore, and my superbowl boiler.



    the 1.25'' cable with the ridgid 4'' x 6'' expanding cutter modified to fit the general. the 7/8'' ridgid innercore cable with 3'' spiral saw.



    some serious cable with serious roots.



    ridgid 4'' x 6'' cutter with ficus roots for lunch.



    the power of the ficus roots.



    joey, looks like root soup for dinner tonight.
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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 02-09-2010, 04:02 AM.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: Like father, like son

    What made you switch to the timberwolf?

    No jetter this time? with your post of jetter pics latley I was figuring that the timberwolf needed a break

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      Re: Like father, like son

      I notice under todays birthdays Timberwolf turns 61.
      So your celebrating the birth of your tools now Rick?

      Your a sick, sick man
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      • #4
        Re: Like father, like son

        Nice hood to be working in. No payment plan needed.

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        • #5
          Re: Like father, like son

          Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
          What made you switch to the timberwolf?

          No jetter this time? with your post of jetter pics latley I was figuring that the timberwolf needed a break
          the jetter gets used on area drains, and on drains that are so root infested that a cable won't clean. long runs and steep downhills. typically i don't jet sewers unless i have a track record there.

          the k-60 opened the line in a couple minutes pulling back the catch in the photo. but knowing it was a 6'' line to real with, i wanted to install the 4'' x 6'' expanding cutter. i don't think the 7/8'' cable can handle the mass of the cutter. it was designed for the 1500 connector. i even have a 6'' x 8'' expander

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Like father, like son

            Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
            I notice under todays birthdays Timberwolf turns 61.
            So your celebrating the birth of your tools now Rick?

            Your a sick, sick man
            good catch

            problem is timberwolf signed up a year before me and has 0 post

            but now has his own thread

            when is ediths birthday

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Like father, like son

              So Rick, was the title of this thread a Freudian slip because Joey is pregnant? I am sure whether you guys have a boy or a girl you guys will be great parents. Make sure you teach the baby at a young age how to use a camera so you can finally fire your camera crew.

              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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              • #8
                Re: Like father, like son

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                i wanted to install the 4'' x 6'' expanding cutter. i don't think the 7/8'' cable can handle the mass of the cutter. it was designed for the 1500 connector.

                rick.
                I haven't located an expanding cutter. Where do you get yours? and more importantly will a .66 magnum cable handle one? (If you don't think a 7/8" cable can handle it, then... the answer seems obvious.)
                Time flies like an arrow.

                Fruit flies like a banana.

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                • #9
                  Re: Like father, like son

                  Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
                  I haven't located an expanding cutter. Where do you get yours? and more importantly will a .66 magnum cable handle one? (If you don't think a 7/8" cable can handle it, then... the answer seems obvious.)
                  i doubt the .66 will create enough whip/ rpm to properly hold the cutters open.

                  ridgid makes the cutter, but it was designed for the k-1500 sectional machine. not the 7500 drum machine.

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
                    Re: Like father, like son

                    Rick do You do Your own modifications ? Do You weld? If so ,Stick, mig tig ?

                    I'm guessing a small Mig . I love fabbing a one of a kind anything.
                    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                    • #11
                      Re: Like father, like son

                      Geno,
                      I have *NO* clue as to the cable you are using but,most around our part of the cold,
                      snowy woods I will run out with double 6"s.They do fine.
                      Had one 8" line ever but no roots...
                      A commercial building downtown with a dip at the clean out!
                      Pull the cap,jump back,go to town!

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