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  • Sink/Tub Machines

    Many use a gun of some type. Do any use the type that sits independently?

    Ever used them before?

    Examples:

    Spartan

    http://www.spartantool.com/machinevi...hines&model=81
    http://www.spartantool.com/machinevi...ines&model=502

    Ridgid

    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/K40-Sink...e/EN/index.htm

    Gorlitz

    http://www.gorlitz.com/drain-cleanin...nt/info_5.html
    http://www.gorlitz.com/drain-cleanin...t/info_11.html

    Electric Eel

    http://www.electriceel.com/
    (Model CT-No direct linking. Like a Ridgid K40 with variable speed.)

    General Wire

    http://www.drainbrain.com/pro/4drainrooter.html

    Others? Good or bad experiences?

    Thanks.


    J.C.

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    Re: Sink/Tub Machines

    I use the gorlitz go15 with 1/4 inch cable for bathtubs to protect the waste and overflow.

    If the tub is not full of water I line it with newspaper and remove the guide hose.

    If the tub is full of water I put newspaper on side of the tub and use the guide hose.

    I consider this my tub machine and rarely use it for anything else because of the small cable. The cable is small enough to not damage the waste and overflow.

    The 50 foot cable is too long to fit in the reel so I use 35 feet. Also the enclosed reel makes it rust quick. I prefer open reel. Other than that it's been great.

    Any sink from pulled ptrap I use GO 50 with 3/8 or 1/2 inch cable. 1/4 is just too thin for 2 inch IMO.

    Gun type machines are a two man job IMO which is great if you have a helper. Otherwise you have to hold the gun with one hand and guide the cable with the other. I can't really control a cable with just one hand.

    Lenny

    Pronounced A-Bear Drain Care

    I know, it doesn't make sense.


    http://www.hebertdraincare.com

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    • #3
      Re: Sink/Tub Machines

      Sinks and tubs are two different birds. 1/4" to 5/16" drill type for tubs. 5/16" drill type for short easy runs on sinks. Spartan 100 with 75' of 13/32" for stubborn or longer runs.

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      • #4
        Re: Sink/Tub Machines

        Originally posted by HebertDrainCare View Post
        Gun type machines are a two man job IMO which is great if you have a helper. Otherwise you have to hold the gun with one hand and guide the cable with the other. I can't really control a cable with just one hand.

        True for the most part if you have no auto feed. I have three K-39AF's, each with a different cable/cutter setup and absolutely love them.

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        • #5
          Re: Sink/Tub Machines

          I like to use my 50` cordless on tubs/sinks

          http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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          • #6
            Re: Sink/Tub Machines

            I use the ridgid K40 on bathtubs, General Mini-rooter on sinks, the 1/4 cable I have in the K40 is too flimsy for me to hamfist it through a sink blockage.
            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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            • #7
              Re: Sink/Tub Machines

              Tubs & sinks get the Electric Eel model N with a 5/8 cable . It goes right through traps easy and feeds it self after the first turn

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              • #8
                Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                JC, I use a Kenway and have three different drums /cables with it. I've had this thing since 1984. It's getting beat up and ugly, and still uses an electric foot pedal. Strange, the older and uglier it gets the more attached I am to the darned thing.

                I would take a pic of it, but there's no point in needlessly scaring folks.
                Last edited by geno gardner; 11-26-2010, 05:44 PM.
                Time flies like an arrow.

                Fruit flies like a banana.

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                • #9
                  Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                  I have been kicking around the K40 with the battery. Marvin has a few in stock, maybe next time I head there I will pick one up.
                  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: Sink/Tub Machines

                    k-50 with the drum adapter for most, sometimes with the 5/8" cable.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                      I use my Eel Model N with 5/8 cable for kitchen sinks and lav sinks Bathtubs I use my K-50 with a drum. But like I said I do like the way the K=40 is laid out.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                        Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
                        Tubs & sinks get the Electric Eel model N with a 5/8 cable . It goes right through traps easy and feeds it self after the first turn
                        Seems too large to get through traps & strainers. No?

                        Thanks.


                        J.C.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                          K 50 all the way here. 1/4 cable for tubs. 5/8 for most kitchen sinks. 3/8 for lav sinks

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                            Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                            I have been kicking around the K40 with the battery.
                            Trust me when I say this... "SAVE YOUR MONEY"
                            http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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                            • #15
                              Re: Sink/Tub Machines

                              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                              I use my Eel Model N with 5/8 cable for kitchen sinks and lav sinks Bathtubs I use my K-50 with a drum. But like I said I do like the way the K=40 is laid out.


                              How many feet of 5/8" cable does the drum hold ?

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