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  • Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

    During my shopping for a small drain machine to fit my particular needs I've come across these two competing machines.

    Anyone have any input on their use and functionality?

    Right now it seems that the Drain-Rooter PH has the upper hand between the two.

    John

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    Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

    Never heard of a k40 ? K 45 af I have great tool or k39 but never heard of a k 40?

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      Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

      Originally posted by seanny deep View Post
      Never heard of a k40 ? K 45 af I have great tool or k39 but never heard of a k 40?
      Sorry, I should have put links to the units. K-40 Sink Machine - RIDGID Professional Tools and the General machine: Drain-Rooter PH

      Thanks.

      John

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        Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

        I have a K 40 without the power feed, works great for lav's, tubs, and showers. Its quiet and doesn't spin too fast. I use the bulb head cable. I also bought the little go 15, gorlitz but like the K 40 better.
        Last edited by sewer rat; 01-22-2013, 01:27 AM.

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          Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

          I would think the K-50 would be much more practical than either of those.

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            Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

            Originally posted by sewer rat View Post
            I have a K 40 without the power feed, works great for lav's, tubs, and showers. Its quiet and doesn't spin too fast. I use the bulb head cable. I also bought the little go 15, gorlitz but like the K 40 better.
            Bought the K-40 because of Sewerratz. I am happy with mine. If I had the money I would like to have Eels version to compare.
            Last edited by Gettinit; 01-22-2013, 01:47 AM. Reason: wrong rat...lol
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              Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

              Originally posted by Gettinit View Post
              Bought the K-40 because of Sewerratz. I am happy with mine. If I had the money I would like to have Eels version to compare.
              Yes, the Model CT. Looks interesting too. The thing that drives me crazy with some of these manufacturers is the lack of details on some of their products. For instance Eel does not list the maximum cable length to the diameter. 50' of what?

              John

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                Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                Originally posted by TomSV650 View Post
                I would think the K-50 would be much more practical than either of those.
                Tom, Rick has already sold me on sectionals. One is part of my future. But I'm in shopping mode right now and I started seeing some of these so I wanted to see if others find them useful and valuable to have.

                Thank you.

                John

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                  Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                  The K-45AF is the lightest & most versatile machine.


                  You can get them on eBay brand new for around $200.00 delivered.
                  Last edited by AssTyme; 01-22-2013, 09:51 AM.

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                    Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                    Originally posted by TomSV650 View Post
                    I would think the K-50 would be much more practical than either of those.


                    Practical for overheads & tubs ? Not to mention the prep time to keep things clean

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                      Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                      Originally posted by sewer rat View Post
                      i have a k 40 without the power feed, works great for lav's, tubs, and showers. Its quiet and doesn't spin too fast. I use the bulb head cable. I also bought the little go 15, gorlitz but like the k 40 better.


                      The low RPM would drive me crazy.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                        Its a low rpm, but I bought mine without the autofeed. For a better feel of the cable.

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                          Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                          I have no idea what a Drain Rooter PH is but the K40 has a place on my truck. Fills the need between the Kwik Kleen and K60. I also like the lower RPMs of the K40.

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                            Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                            I've had the Drain Rooter Ph for about 4 years it works well. Only suggestion is to drain the drum after each use or else it'll sling black water everywhere. But the power is great on it. Much better than the K40 and yes I had a k40 as well. Personally my next purchase is going to be a K50.

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                              Re: Anyone using the Drain-Rooter PH or the K-40?

                              Originally posted by AssTyme View Post
                              Practical for overheads & tubs ? Not to mention the prep time to keep things clean
                              I always see you mention the prep time to keep things clean. Are you telling me that you don't use some type of drop cloth in your customers home when you are clearing their drains? Even if your drum machines don't make a mess which isn't true its simple respect for the persons home to use a drop cloth it give the customer peace of mind.

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