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  • #31
    Re: Open wind cables

    oldie. mine came with cables all lose in baskets. rick clued me in to snapping them back together in baskets. breid...............

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    • #32
      Re: Open wind cables

      Not tallking so much about storage..I connect em' together and feed them back into the cage for storage..I was just talking about how easy the cables stick together ..Tighter wound cables would not be such a Pain in the as* to deal with..
      Last edited by OLD1; 02-07-2011, 07:33 PM.
      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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      • #33
        Re: Open wind cables

        Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
        I swear at the 2:30 mark in the video the cable is feeding through the machine and he is having to stop and feed it back or it would wrap him up
        Like Rick said, the cable feed itself into the drain, but not through the machine. Just lift the clutch, pull some through the machine, depress the clutch, it will feed into the drain.

        Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
        How does pushing and pulling 100' of cable with one arm work out? Seems like with one hand on the lever and the other on the cable fatigue would set in.
        It's not too bad once you get used to it. Very methodical you just have to get into a rhythm with it and it goes very fast. with many drains you can just push the cable in until you get to the blockage or a bend and then run the machine. I'm pretty quick and can get the cable in and out pretty quick.

        Originally posted by OLD1 View Post
        Not tallking so much about storage..I connect em' together and feed them back into the cage for storage..I was just talking about how easy the cables stick together ..Tighter wound cables would not be such a Pain in the as* to deal with..


        The innercore cables are easier to load, unload out of the cages, mostly because they are stiffer. The C-10's are pretty flimsy and will get caught up on each other. I tend to have more issues with the C-10's than the c-14's for the same reason (I only use the c-14's for the most part now).

        also, I keep my cables in either the eel cages which are a little bit bigger than the Ridge cages. My 1.25" cables are kept in old tires. which are really easy to load and unload.

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        • #34
          Re: Open wind cables

          Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
          ).

          also, I keep my cables in either the eel cages which are a little bit bigger than the Ridge cages. My 1.25" cables are kept in old tires. which are really easy to load and unload.
          I have some spare eel cages too This is my plan to use on the General IC cables for my K60
          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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          • #35
            Re: Open wind cables



            (The only reason I would not use the tires is I would be worried about the cables sitting in water. The cages let em' drain out and dry off quickly..)
            ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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            • #36
              Re: Open wind cables

              Originally posted by OLD1 View Post

              (The only reason I would not use the tires is I would be worried about the cables sitting in water. The cages let em' drain out and dry off quickly..)
              Fair enough. I actually like them for the reason that they contain the residual water on the way out. I also like rolling them around as opposed to carrying them.

              I oil my cables after each job.

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              • #37
                Re: Open wind cables

                Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
                Fair enough. I actually like them for the reason that they contain the residual water on the way out. I also like rolling them around as opposed to carrying them.

                I oil my cables after each job.
                Right on. I too think the tire idea is a good one for rolling the cables in and out of a job , and if unfinished basement stairs ..roll em' .I have seen a lot of guys using either old motorcycle tires or small tires esp. for the 1 1/4" cables..wd40 for mine after each use..well almost every use
                ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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                • #38
                  Re: Open wind cables

                  I roll my 100'+ of cable in my Spartan 300

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                  • #39
                    Re: Open wind cables

                    good 1 I like that 1
                    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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                    • #40
                      Re: Open wind cables

                      Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                      I roll my 100'+ of cable in my Spartan 300
                      And do you use that .55 cable in 6" clay sewers?

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                      • #41
                        Re: Open wind cables

                        Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
                        And do you use that .55 cable in 6" clay sewers?

                        Yes, I have no choice. Have to be very careful.

                        I think I'll be looking to get a drill setup down the road. But then again I'm going on 9 months with my 300 as my only main line machine.

                        It's not all about the power, just gotta know how to move it

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                        • #42
                          Re: Open wind cables

                          Back on topic



                          When wrapping spin the basket not the cable!!!

                          I have no troubles

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                          • #43
                            Re: Open wind cables

                            Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                            Back on topic



                            When wrapping spin the basket not the cable!!!

                            I have no troubles
                            JH, The 7/8 IC comes out of the cage just as easy as the 1.25 eel IC ?
                            The regular 7/8 sticks a little but not to much of a problem when pulling out of the cage.
                            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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                            • #44
                              Re: Open wind cables

                              Rod your correct

                              The 7/8" ic is a breeze!

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                              • #45
                                Re: Open wind cables

                                Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                                Yes, I have no choice. Have to be very careful.

                                I think I'll be looking to get a drill setup down the road. But then again I'm going on 9 months with my 300 as my only main line machine.

                                It's not all about the power, just gotta know how to move it
                                Well to me it is about the power..I'm not bringing a "pea shooter" to a gun match..
                                ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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