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  • End Broke Off Cable....

    This was on a 5/16" bulb head cable, #8 style end broke off exactly where the weld ends on the 3rd use. Could this be blamed on improper welding ?



  • #2
    Re: End Broke Off Cable....

    Is it Ridgid?

    Thanks.


    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: End Broke Off Cable....

      Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
      Is it Ridgid?

      Thanks.


      J.C.

      It was in my K-39AF but it's not a Ridgid cable.

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      • #4
        Re: End Broke Off Cable....

        What cable was it?


        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: End Broke Off Cable....

          not uncommon to snap off a drop head bulb auger.

          the reason why my reverse auger works so good and doesn't break is the fact that it has 7' of 5/8'' spring leader before any welds or attachments. the 7/8'' has a good 14'.

          the weld can easily weaken the cable at that point. while the rest of the cable can flex. the weld stops the cable from moving and absorbing the spring tension. a 5/16'' cable is not a heavy wire gauge.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: End Broke Off Cable....

            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post

            the weld can easily weaken the cable at that point. while the rest of the cable can flex. the weld stops the cable from moving and absorbing the spring tension.

            rick.

            That's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure. So I guess I can't call and ask for a replacement because of poor workmanship


            ThanX

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            • #7
              Re: End Broke Off Cable....

              i would think you overstressed the bulb when you got it hung up in a 90 or the stoppage.

              i never use a drop head unless it's 100% necessary. i've also broken my share of dropheads

              but never broken a reverse auger plus they're free

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                WHILE ALL OF THE ABOVE IS TRUE !

                I WOULD STILL CALL THE CABLE MFG,

                THE WORST THEY CAN SAY IS NO ?

                YOU DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THE WELDER WAS HAVING A BAD

                DAY OR JUST GOT IT WRONG ?
                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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                • #9
                  Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                  Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post

                  but never broken a reverse auger plus they're free

                  rick.
                  Great,
                  Gimme One.

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                  • #10
                    Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    Is it Ridgid?

                    Thanks.


                    J.C.
                    J.C.'s darkside?

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                    • #11
                      Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                      Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                      Great,
                      Gimme One.

                      i did let you borrow the beta version. you were the first outside of plumber rick to lay thier hands on it

                      and you know you love it

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #12
                        Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                        i did let you borrow the beta version. you were the first outside of plumber rick to lay thier hands on it

                        and you know you love it

                        rick.
                        I remember.That one was the 2'.I'm still waiting for one of my 7/8" to give out.Over two years...Break already!!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                          I just did an online U.T. of the weld. It's fine , operator error
                          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                          • #14
                            Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                            It looks like a spartan 5/16 ic cable marvin

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                            • #15
                              Re: End Broke Off Cable....

                              Originally posted by JERRYMAC View Post
                              WHILE ALL OF THE ABOVE IS TRUE !

                              I WOULD STILL CALL THE CABLE MFG,

                              THE WORST THEY CAN SAY IS NO ?

                              YOU DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THE WELDER WAS HAVING A BAD

                              DAY OR JUST GOT IT WRONG ?


                              New cable was sent out today. No hassle, no questions asked

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