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  • Cable Cages vs Tires............

    I will be ordering around 160' of 1.25" eel cable soon. Are eel cages ok, which brand is preferred ? How many feet are your carrying in each cage ? I would like to possibly carry these in motorcycle tires but how many feet will fit in each tire ? Then there is the rust issue


    Thoughts............

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    Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

    I use one of my old Mustang 5.0 tires. I forget how much I have in there, but it's much nicer to ROLL the cable than carry it.

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    • #3
      Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

      40' easily fits into a decent size motorcycle rear tire. the tires can be drilled to allow water drainage. nice thing about tires are they roll. free. and can be dropped without damage. but without holes they will retain water and rust your cables.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
        40' easily fits into a decent size motorcycle rear tire. the tires can be drilled to allow water drainage. nice thing about tires are they roll. free. and can be dropped without damage. but without holes they will retain water and rust your cables.

        rick.


        Thinking I will go this route. Like you said they are free, roll and pretty much bullet proof. What size holes and how many are in your tires ? The smallest hole saw I have is 7/8", I'm thinking this will be a good sized breather hole

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        • #5
          Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

          OMG.......your buying sectional cables!!! another convert to the power of the sectional!! i knew you would open your eyes one day!! what can the 1-1/4" inncore eel cables do that your almighty 1065 cant do??



          I can fit 56' ft of eel cable in one eel basket

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          • #6
            Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

            be real careful with a hole saw. the steel belts will grab your saw and give you a twist.

            holes are based on your use. either 1 hole so you can control the spill while in the standing position. or multiple holes and they drain while rolling. personally i prefer the 1 hole to allow for drainage when i want it to.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

              Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
              OMG.......your buying sectional cables!!! another convert to the power of the sectional!! i knew you would open your eyes one day!! what can the 1-1/4" inncore eel cables do that your almighty 1065 cant do??



              I can fit 56' ft of eel cable in one eel basket


              I'm not sure I've never ran a 1065. I'm sure it can do a bit more than my 300


              56' sounds pretty heavy for my liking. I think I'll roll with 40'.
              Last edited by AssTyme; 06-25-2011, 01:02 PM. Reason: Spelling

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              • #8
                Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                oohh only a 300...thats kids stuff compared to eel cables.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                  Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                  oohh only a 300...thats kids stuff compared to eel cables.


                  Stifle it

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                    I use the Eel cages. High quality. I have 56' in each cage. Tire would work too.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                      Originally posted by Will Rogers Plumbing View Post
                      I use the Eel cages. High quality. I have 56' in each cage. Tire would work too.

                      Sounds pretty heavy for my aging azz. Do you know how much one 8' section weighs ?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                        I like the cage reel How many sections are you guys sticking in those tires? I'm sure the tires weigh more than the cage reels?
                        Rod
                        MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
                        Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
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                        Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Cable Cages vs Tires............

                          Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                          Sounds pretty heavy for my aging azz. Do you know how much one 8' section weighs ?
                          Each cage with 56' of 1.25 cable weights probably 65-80 lbs. Not 100% sure, just guessing. I've never weighed them, just know they aren't light.
                          Will Rogers Plumbing
                          Moore, Oklahoma
                          (
                          405) 323-2852

                          "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

                          "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



                          www.willrogersplumbing.com
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                          • #14
                            cable cages for me

                            most of my work is inside some in basements some not. tires don't work for me. besides there is the beverly hillbillies look with tires. not very professional. i get top dollar. drop clothes everywhere all the way to the job. just me. breid.........................

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                            • #15
                              Re: cable cages for me

                              I have Rothenberger cages they are open on both sides which makes filling it a breeze.
                              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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