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    just thumbing through owners manuals and i stumbled across this roto rooter 5000 machine. sure looks like the k-3800

    http://ridgid.com/ASSETS/1ED20205B15...achine_Man.pdf



    how do i get a rick-60 private labeled

    rick.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: private label drain cleaner

    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    just thumbing through owners manuals and i stumbled across this roto rooter 5000 machine. sure looks like the k-3800

    http://ridgid.com/ASSETS/1ED20205B15...achine_Man.pdf



    how do i get a rick-60 private labeled

    rick.

    You do something to deserve it!
    "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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    • #3
      Re: private label drain cleaner

      Speaking of Roto Rooter, anyone catch the "Undercover Boss" episode with their COO/President last week?

      I thought is was totally scripted. Especially the American flag bandanas at the Iowa plant and the "we're staying here in the USA" tag about the manufacturing.

      I also liked the guy rodding on the roof with the 7500 sitting on the ground and running a cable up the ladder!

      ...And the "towel in the drain" that looked curiously like the rag the guy used to block the overflow of the tub


      -Chris
      Last edited by Swade Plumbing; 04-14-2010, 10:04 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: private label drain cleaner

        GUESS WHAT RICK YOU ARE CORRECT !

        I WORKED FOR ROTO ROOTER IN THE EARLY 2000'S

        AND THAT IS THE EQUIPMENT WE USED WITH A ROLL

        AROUND HANDLE SETUP

        SOME TRUCKS AND TECH'S USED THE STANDARD R.R.

        STYLE MACHINES AND ME AND THE REST USED THE

        RIDGID LINE UP WITH THE DRUMS EMBOSSED

        WITH THE ROTO ROOTER NAME !

        THEY HAVE SINCE CAME OUT WITH OWN LINE OF

        RIDGID STYLE MACHINES
        JERRYMAC
        E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
        CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
        FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
        SINCE JAN. 1989

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        • #5
          Re: private label drain cleaner

          Oh those things When I used to work for RR
          They brought those out in 1997-1998 JUNK They took all our Vikings away
          and replaced them with those. All the techs including myself booted them off our vans within a week. Went back to Vikings
          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: private label drain cleaner

            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
            You do something to deserve it!

            Good one!

            Though I think Rick may have sold more K-60's then any other company Ridgid Sells through.

            Of course with Josh by his side taking all those pictures of the machine in use it makes it easier...

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            • #7
              Re: private label drain cleaner

              Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
              Speaking of Roto Rooter, anyone catch the "Undercover Boss" episode with their COO/President last week?

              I thought is was totally scripted. Especially the American flag bandanas at the Iowa plant and the "we're staying here in the USA" tag about the manufacturing.

              I also liked the guy rodding on the roof with the 7500 sitting on the ground and running a cable up the ladder!

              ...And the "towel in the drain" that looked curiously like the rag the guy used to block the overflow of the tub


              -Chris
              You are singing my song Chris.
              If you use the forum search function you'll actually find some Rooter lover's that say the rag is real.

              Member "Papadan" started another undercover rooter boss thread on the day of.
              Got alot of attention.
              Sheck it out

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              • #8
                Re: private label drain cleaner

                Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
                Speaking of Roto Rooter, anyone catch the "Undercover Boss" episode with their COO/President last week?

                I thought is was totally scripted. Especially the American flag bandanas at the Iowa plant and the "we're staying here in the USA" tag about the manufacturing.

                I also liked the guy rodding on the roof with the 7500 sitting on the ground and running a cable up the ladder!

                ...And the "towel in the drain" that looked curiously like the rag the guy used to block the overflow of the tub


                -Chris

                We used to use the machine on the ground going up a ladder back in the day. It had a pipe hooked to the top ring so it wouldn't rub against the last step or the customers roof. We had one guy on the ground and one guy on the roof telling him what to do. That was until we got more machines that we could actually carry up the ladder.

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                • #9
                  Re: private label drain cleaner

                  I've done it. It sucks!
                  www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: private label drain cleaner

                    I have run the old old R.R. and Spartan 1065 from the roof

                    by myself many times !

                    on the Spartan i would take the special hubbell female plug off

                    the electric foot-pedal and put it on a g/d pigtail so i could

                    plug into the machine then use a 25' ext. cord run up

                    onto the roof a second 50' or 75' ext. cord from inside

                    the house up on the roof for power that way i had the

                    foot-pedal on the roof with me put the power feed on

                    a slow forward speed and run the cable all the way 125'

                    get down and check house then use power feed in

                    reverse while i was on roof pulling cable back from vent

                    i could run it in and out as many times as i wanted then

                    pack up and go to next job,

                    but when i ran by own co. in L. A. I would all ways have

                    two men and charge for them would not let any my guys

                    run from roof by them selves for ins. and liability reasons


                    JERRYMAC
                    E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
                    CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
                    FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
                    SINCE JAN. 1989

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                    • #11
                      Re: private label drain cleaner

                      In my younger and dumber days I did a lot of that by myself. The model N Eel was good to take up a roof I just unscrewed the drum and took it up one piece at a time then put it back together on the roof (for sink drains only) Also stood on a few ladders with the machine on the ground and The cable would always catch my pant leg, I am glad they came out with them hand gun machines. I was lucky except for one time, it was winter and I had my winter beard and the cable cough my beard and stuck my nose in the drain before I could stop it. My customer came down and asked what I was doing I told him I was smelling for sewer gas that is a sure sign the pipe is open! After he left I took my pocket knife and cut my beard off to get out.

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                      • #12
                        Re: private label drain cleaner

                        caught that on t.v. My favorite part was the air ram

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