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  • Time to Buy a K-60?

    We worked all day today and I acquired some sectional cable so it got me thinking maybe I should finally get a K-60?

    Take a look at the quality cable I scored!
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  • #2
    Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

    That is one way to get cable...

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    • #3
      Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

      where you been hiding jake?

      how long was that cable in the sewer?

      how's that easement machine

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

        Just been working sooooo much lately. Averaging 12-14 hrs a day.

        The easement machine has a new home I'm pretty sure.
        www.firstresponsedrain.com

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        • #5
          Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

          Wow, what's the story behind that job?
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

            This is a plant that we work at all the time and this is a main line that picks up several drains. It was completely backed up with fat that looks like crisco. We were jetting for several hours before we could get a camera in the line. When we finally did we found all of that. We have to fill the jetter with 140 degree water to accomplish anything there most of the time. There are steam and cold water mixing valves everywhere you turn there so the hot water supply is endless.
            www.firstresponsedrain.com

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            • #7
              Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

              How did you finally get the cable out? Was there a cutterhead on that cable? Retriver on your spartan?
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
                Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                We jetted them to a manhole inside the building and pulled them out by hand. There was a 45 right before the structure so they would get jammed in there and then we could just reach in and yank them out.





                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bhz2zMDj1U
                www.firstresponsedrain.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                  What size line were they stuck in?

                  What are the specs on the jetter?

                  Great pics and video!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                    6 inch cast iron. Jetter is 30 gpm @ 3000 psi. 3/4 inch hose. We were running about 1100 psi to remove the cables.
                    www.firstresponsedrain.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                      Was that K-60 cable? Nice video of the job.
                      Who left the cable in the pipe? Was it maintenance or a drain company?
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                        Jr was the first time you ever came across cables that been in a sewer long forgotten?

                        I run into it at least twice a year. Last one I did I was rodding from an outside clean out and when I was pulling back my cable I noticed it looked like it was flipped around itself in the clean out. I was like what the heck I never felt my rod flip, so I pulled it out by hand as I got to the part that was flipped I realized it was not my cable it was someone that was lost in the line that just wrapped up with my cable. As we where pulling out the rest of this cable out of the line (was 80' long of 3/4") toward the end it was tangled up with another cable this time it was 60' of 7/8" section cable. So what I gathered was someone broke the 7/8" cable in the line, and did not told anyone and the next guy got tangled up in it and snapped off his rod and didn't tell anyone since the home owner was super shocked to see all this cable I removed from his sewer.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                          I come across this every now and then too but this is the first time i have retrieved sectional cable from a line. Usually it is smaller cable or 3/4" standard wound cable. This stuff had been in that line for a very long time and it was super brittle. If you bent it to much it would just snap apart. There is a lot of caustic acid running through those lines as well as other chemicals used in the soap making process. It is a process sewer line and not sanitary.
                          www.firstresponsedrain.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                            Nice vid! Looks like Video from the LT1000. I didnt know you could pull back that much cable with a jetter.

                            josh

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                            • #15
                              Re: Time to Buy a K-60?

                              I like JrSaltz posts he always' has good stuff to show us
                              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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