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  • Question for the pumpers.....

    When you need to locate and uncover a tank or d box, and you will be pumping, do you take your septic truck to the job, or go out with a pickup first.

    We have probes on both of our septic trucks but a locator only on one. Unfortunately it's not the truck that gets used the most. It won't fit on that truck.

    That leads me to another question, how much "stuff" do you carry on your septic truck?

    As a pumper/service guy, I try to do everything in one trip, but it's hard to keep the right tools on the truck for each job.

    Comment away!
    www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

  • #2
    Re: Question for the pumpers.....

    not a pumper, but the k-60 was designed to nicely fit into a pumper side bin

    a locator can be a small hand held unit with nothing more than a flushable sonde. or a sonde that will attach to the k-60 cable

    i have a brand new ridgid handheld 4510 locator and a flushable sonde looking for a new home

    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/KD4510-Pointer/EN/index.htm

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Question for the pumpers.....

      How do you get them back when the lid to the septic tank is at the outlet end? I can just see sucking the thing up and not even knowing. How does the sonde attach to the sectional cable? Are there sondes made for it?

      I have been giving serious thought to the k-60 for that truck. It currently has a Spartan 100 on it which usually isn't enough machine anyhow.

      I think I need a camera more though!
      www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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      • #4
        Re: Question for the pumpers.....

        I had a thought about maybe using a line locator. Usually you can tell when you are in the tank. I've never used or seen a line locator used.

        How much room do they take up?
        www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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        • #5
          Re: Question for the pumpers.....

          I'm sure different areas require different things. We've only had to locate a few out of thousands. Most of the time we can find it with a probe before a locator could even get started. 100% Serious.

          For our area, a K60 or any other type sectional or drum is not very useful. A sewer tape will cover you 99% of the time.

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: Question for the pumpers.....

            then a fiberglass push rod would be much lighter and push out farther. problem is a fiberglass 300' rod with carriage is well into the $1000.00+ range.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Question for the pumpers.....

              Trent you need a see snake! I will put the thing in the truck if the homeowner dosent know were its is. The video work is an extra fee. We ask the home owner to dig the cover for the best rates. We use it more for plumbers that need video work and dont want to call a another plumber.

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              • #8
                Re: Question for the pumpers.....

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                not a pumper, but the k-60 was designed to nicely fit into a pumper side bin

                a locator can be a small hand held unit with nothing more than a flushable sonde. or a sonde that will attach to the k-60 cable

                i have a brand new ridgid handheld 4510 locator and a flushable sonde looking for a new home

                http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/KD4510-Pointer/EN/index.htm

                rick.
                How much $$$ for the adoption of KD4510
                SMELLS LIKE $$$$$$ TO ME

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                • #9
                  Re: Question for the pumpers.....

                  Originally posted by post plumber View Post
                  How much $$$ for the adoption of KD4510
                  the 4510 is brand new and the 4550 is used, but works great.

                  http://www.northstate.com/ridgid/120_121.pdf

                  here are the specs.

                  either one $525. includes shipping

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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