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    Got a little busy today. Picked up a backed up master shower , and a main line where the guy hired two other plumbers and they couldn't get the line open. Here are pictures of the blockages on the different cables.





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    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

  • #2
    Re: Two nice blockages.

    Nice work; always nice to succeed where others have failed.

    My first thought on the shower drain was wow, that's a beefy cable for a shower. But looking closer I see it's a pretty open wind, probably real flexible. What kind of cable is that? looks almost like a sectional cable in a drum?
    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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    • #3
      Re: Two nice blockages.

      Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
      Nice work; always nice to succeed where others have failed.

      My first thought on the shower drain was wow, that's a beefy cable for a shower. But looking closer I see it's a pretty open wind, probably real flexible. What kind of cable is that? looks almost like a sectional cable in a drum?
      Yep open wind 5' sections in a drum. Its the Eel Model N They call the cable 5/8 duelmatic cable. It will do 1 1/4 to 3" lines even though I have done a few 4" lines with it with no issues.
      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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      • #4
        Re: Two nice blockages.

        Nice pics.......How do you like your new machine?!?

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        • #5
          Re: Two nice blockages.

          Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
          Nice pics.......How do you like your new machine?!?
          It has been performing flawlessy. I use it more than my K-50 and spartan 100 now.
          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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          • #6
            Re: Two nice blockages.

            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
            It has been performing flawlessy. I use it more than my K-50 and spartan 100 now.
            Always enjoy reading and seeing your post Ron.

            What application would you not use the Model N and instead use the K-50 or 100 ?

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            • #7
              Re: Two nice blockages.

              Originally posted by RunRiser View Post
              Always enjoy reading and seeing your post Ron.

              What application would you not use the Model N and instead use the K-50 or 100 ?
              Well if I needed smaller cable like a pistol rod sized cable I run the K-50 with the drum attachment. As for the K-50 and 5/8" cable I would run it if my Model N was either broke... If Ridgid came up with a drum type machine that ran the 5/8" k-50 open wound cables I would be all over that. It keeps the mess self contained. And if I have to run the Model N in the same line I can quickly remove the drum take it outside and hose off the cables.

              As for the Spartan 100 I keep it on the truck as an alternative machine, kind of like the K-50 as well. If for some reason the Model N can not make its way through a blockage, the different style cable (13/32 with one heck of a bend on the bulb where the cutter attach's) of the 100 might be able to torque through, or the speed or cutter selection of the K-50. Oh another advantage of the K-50 is the washing machine gray boxes. You can set the K-50 on a rag on top of the washing machine to get close to the gray box. So that is defiantly a job I would use the K-50 on.

              As I have always have said, each machine has its place to be used. It all depends on the circumstances and type of blockage I am dealing with.
              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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              • #8
                Re: Two nice blockages.

                Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                As I have always have said, each machine has its place to be used. It all depends on the circumstances and type of blockage I am dealing with.

                +1

                It's just that some machines are better at more things than others

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                • #9
                  Re: Two nice blockages.

                  I did not get to take more pics of each job. But I ran both rods back in. On the shower line I ended pulling out a little more hair. But on the main, I ran a 3" 4" and the expanding 4x6" cutter. I ended up pulling out a 5 gallon bucket full of roots in all.

                  I wish I had a photographer like Plumber Rick Maybe this week I will get some good snap shots of me working. My daughter is home on summer break so she wants to earn a few bucks working with me. Who knows maybe you all get to see her man handling the K-1500 again.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Two nice blockages.

                    Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                    Who knows maybe you all get to see her man handling the K-1500 again.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Two nice blockages.

                      I need to start bringing my camera, I had a hair ball that was 2"x24" on a shower drain.

                      Nice job.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Two nice blockages.

                        Nice pictures Ron
                        Rod
                        MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
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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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                        • #13
                          Re: Two nice blockages.

                          I just realized this kind of stuff is plumbers porn. Just showed these pics to a non-plumber friend, and he was all eww gross.
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: Two nice blockages.

                            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                            I just realized this kind of stuff is plumbers porn. Just showed these pics to a non-plumber friend, and he was all eww gross.
                            Isn't that the truth

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                            • #15
                              Re: Two nice blockages.

                              I just missed a photo op of my daughter rodding a floor drain today at a Ruby Tuesdays. She was all into clearing the stopage, and running a new machine. (new to her)
                              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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