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  • bought a k-7500, now what?

    Found a good score on a used k-7500 that is about 8 years old. It is in perfect woking order. It has 100' of 3/4" electric eel cable (that fits ridgid) the cable was purchsed 3 months ago. it also has an extra drum with 100' of broken ridgid cable. I will just probably trash the broken ridgid cable.

    What cutters work best for roots? Any tips?? I have not ran a drum machine in about 5 years or so. I have all sectionals, (K-50, k-60, model c electric eel ) I got a great deal on the machine $600.00, and figured i would give it a shot!
    I already do not like loading it it my cube van! might need a crane like rick!

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    Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

    ill take the ell cable
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    • #3
      Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

      is the eel cable any good, it seems very flexiable, not super stiff

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      • #4
        Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

        You can use the eel adapter that lets you use the eel's 1 1/4 cutters which are some good cutters, or you can use the standard blade holder and pair shaped cutters that spartan and Ridgid users use. Eel cable feels and is a bit more limber than most cables out there, but it can really build up the torque and handle it well.
        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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        • #5
          Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

          bought a k-7500, now what?

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          • #6
            Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

            do like me

            retire it and store it at the shop.

            you're already a pro on the k-60 and you love it. why change now

            of course you could hire a second guy to help load, unload and get it up and down the stairs and ladder

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

              well once you have done a couple jobs that only the k-60 can do (roof vent,or small crawl space) and you want to go home for the day and another call comes in with cleanout outside, easy run to the street, grab your bucket to sit on and your k-7500 and power feed that puppy out and back and go home with the extra money!
              Seattle Drain Service

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              • #8
                Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                bought a k-7500, now what?

                Put it to work !
                Rod
                MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
                Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
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                Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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                • #9
                  Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                  I had a chance to use it yestarday, but i was scared!

                  This sewer line 6" clay, had not been snaked out in 6 years with two huge trees at around 90 ft. I gave it a thought on using the k-7500, but then grabbed the Electric eel, thank god. it was a nasty one! Bad ROOTS, but no match for the Eel.
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                  • #10
                    Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                    The 7500 would of handled that with no problem at all.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                      And you could have sat on a bucket
                      Seattle Drain Service

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                      • #12
                        Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                        Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                        I had a chance to use it yestarday, but i was scared!

                        This sewer line 6" clay, had not been snaked out in 6 years with two huge trees at around 90 ft. I gave it a thought on using the k-7500, but then grabbed the Electric eel, thank god. it was a nasty one! Bad ROOTS, but no match for the Eel.
                        Thats nothing for a K-7500



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                        • #13
                          Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                          I used the k-7500 for the first time today! I must say i do like that i only have one trip in the house unlike the k-60 or the electric eel where i have to make 2-3 trips in.

                          I was very impressed with it!! Cut Through roots great!

                          The k-7500 is VERY HEAVY! thank god a had a helper, But i did get to sit on a bucket! It sure takes up alot of room on the van. i will carry it a along for a few more days to test it out!

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                          • #14
                            Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                            another convert to all clear.......
                            the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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                            • #15
                              Re: bought a k-7500, now what?

                              [QUOTE=jhplumbing;283231]I used the k-7500 for the first time today! I must say i do like that i only have one trip in the house unlike the k-60 or the electric eel where i have to make 2-3 trips in.

                              I was very impressed with it!! Cut Through roots great!

                              The k-7500 is VERY HEAVY! thank god a had a helper, But i did get to sit on a bucket! It sure takes up alot of room on the van. i will carry it a along for a few more days to test it out![/QUOTE]

                              [QUOTE=Jerad;283236]another convert to all clear.......[/QUOTE]

                              not so quick jered.

                              so now he has a helper, less room in the truck and sits on a bucket.

                              lets see in a few more days who gets the loving

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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