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  • Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

    Well, My 5/8 duracrap cable bit the dust for my small machine. I have what looks like 50 feet of . 55 or . 66. IC From drain cables direct with a two foot leader. I don't have any blades or blade holders. Buddy of mine gave me the cable. Any issues with the pin lock failing and dropping blades and blade holders in sewer lateral? Looks like a flimsy type connection.
    I have never used this Pin lock style.
    Only used the C1 chuck or threaded ends. Pins are rusty and looks like these pin locks can be a real pain in the azz. But cable is in good shape.
    Maybe I'll just cut the end off and splice on a threaded end to accept a C1 chuck end.
    Last edited by UnClogNH; 03-01-2010, 06:28 PM.
    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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    Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

    Been using the roll pin lock forever here. Never had a pin fall out ever. You will need a punch stand and a punch. Do not worry about the rust the punch will knock the pin right out.
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    • #3
      Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

      Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
      Been using the roll pin lock forever here. Never had a pin fall out ever. You will need a punch stand and a punch. Do not worry about the rust the punch will knock the pin right out.
      Thanks Ron
      I see the pin punch in the draincables direct catalog. Never seen the punch stand Where can I find one? Don't see it in their catalog.
      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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      • #4
        Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

        I use pin lock as well, never a problem. My old mans used it for almost 40 yrs and never really had a problem. We only used factory spartan cable tho. I'm ordering DCD cable w/pin lock tomm. Haven't tried it yet so we'll see.

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        • #5
          Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

          Originally posted by NYSEWERMAN View Post
          I use pin lock as well, never a problem. My old mans used it for almost 40 yrs and never really had a problem. We only used factory spartan cable tho. I'm ordering DCD cable w/pin lock tomm. Haven't tried it yet so we'll see.
          Do you need a new pin every time you punch one out?
          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
            Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

            You do not need a new pin every time.

            A cable stand would be great! Where would you find one??

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            • #7
              Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

              Originally posted by UnClogNH View Post
              Thanks Ron
              I see the pin punch in the draincables direct catalog. Never seen the punch stand Where can I find one? Don't see it in their catalog.
              You can make one out of 3/4" pipe and weld a base on it. Then grind a groove on the top to suppurt the cable for you to use the punch. Or just call Marvin at Allen J Coleman he will ship one out right away.

              In the below picture it is the item marked with the "2"

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              • #8
                Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                Awesome thanks again Ron I'll call tomorrow to order one.
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                  Keep an eye out here I will be starting a new post on a tool that Allen J Coleman has been making forever that will be a huge help in drain cleaning.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                    Ron, Where in the world did you get that pic??

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                    • #11
                      Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                      Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                      Ron, Where in the world did you get that pic??
                      From Spartan's PDF of a instruction manual just used a program that is included with Windows 7 called Snip it to take a screen shot of the picture. Its on page 30 of the pdf file http://www.spartantool.com/pdf/1065%20manual.pdf
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                      • #12
                        Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                        Roll pins can be a *minor* wrestling match from time to time
                        but in many years of using them have never had ONE fail.
                        I grease everything so I don't have to wear the funny tights.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                          Thanks everyone for the info. I'm going to order the stuff I need tomorrow. Thanks for the quick responce to my questions.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                            Keep an eye out here I will be starting a new post on a tool that Allen J Coleman has been making forever that will be a huge help in drain cleaning.
                            Well let's see it.
                            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Anyone use cables with pin lock connections???

                              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                              Well let's see it.
                              The post will happen in a couple of days. I need to take lots of pictures and post them up.
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