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  • #31
    Re: Electric Eel Model C

    AT... are just running the drill and eel setup or have you picked up a sectional?

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    • #32
      Re: Electric Eel Model C

      Originally posted by Plumbducky View Post
      AT... are just running the drill and eel setup or have you picked up a sectional?

      I've ran my competitors 1500 (which was a PITA) but never owned one.

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      • #33
        Re: Electric Eel Model C

        What do you not like about it?

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        • #34
          Re: Electric Eel Model C

          Originally posted by Plumbducky View Post
          What do you not like about it?


          The 1500 ?

          I don't like feeding each section though the guide tube, repeatedly pulling out the cable to feed in a few feet at a time & the labor intense process of pulling the cable out especially on long runs.

          For the most part the 1500 gets the job done but IMO it's too much like work.

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          • #35
            Re: Electric Eel Model C

            I run the 1500 and find that an unfinished basement with lots of room to work is the easiest to work. Somedays I do wish I also had a drum machine with me.

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            • #36
              Re: Electric Eel Model C

              Originally posted by asstyme View Post
              the 1500 ?

              I don't like feeding each section though the guide tube, repeatedly pulling out the cable to feed in a few feet at a time & the labor intense process of pulling the cable out especially on long runs.

              For the most part the 1500 gets the job done but imo it's too much like work.
              I tried out a electric eel model c to clear a main line stoppage,
              and had the same experience that asstyme posted, working though a clean out in a
              finished basement laundry room 6'x 8' with a washer,dryer and freezer in the room
              JERRYMAC
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              SINCE JAN. 1989

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              • #37
                Re: Electric Eel Model C

                That's a scenario for a drum or a k60. The model c is better suited for open space such as an outside cleanout.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #38
                  Re: Electric Eel Model C

                  Originally posted by JERRYMAC View Post
                  I tried out a electric eel model c to clear a main line stoppage,
                  and had the same experience that asstyme posted, working though a clean out in a
                  finished basement laundry room 6'x 8' with a washer,dryer and freezer in the room

                  The Eel cable self feeds in & out but can still be a workout on certain jobs. My Model C is collecting dust in my van (I should probably just sell it) I can't even remember the last time I used it drill works best for me.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Electric Eel Model C

                    Was there a big learning curve running the drill? Did you trash any cables or do any damage to anything?

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                    • #40
                      Re: Electric Eel Model C

                      Originally posted by Plumbducky View Post
                      Was there a big learning curve running the drill? Did you trash any cables or do any damage to anything?
                      respect and be patient. remember that the drill can kick your butt, but the cable can kill you.

                      keep the slack out of the cable and throttle the trigger, low speed on the 2 speed drills. once you know the feel, then you can get more creative.

                      i did my cable retrieval with the drill yesterday without any issues. but remember i have hundreds and hundreds of timberwolf jobs under my belt.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                      • #41
                        Re: Electric Eel Model C

                        West Coast Dudes---Prepare Yourselves! I'm on my way

                        Rick, can you hook me up with a 1/2" drill adapter for 1-1/4" cable while I'm out there next week? I can't find any around here.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Electric Eel Model C

                          I made mine. What cable end do you use?

                          Rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #43
                            Re: Electric Eel Model C

                            If you want, I'll bring my setup to dinner and I do have an extra coupling to make your own. Maybe Rick can show you his setup as we use 2 different end styles.
                            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Electric Eel Model C

                              By the way dinner will be at Casa de Jana.

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                              • #45
                                Re: Electric Eel Model C

                                if we're lucky, we might get snow there

                                just what bill is looking forward too

                                rick.
                                phoebe it is

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