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  • Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

    For those that have ran both, your thoughts please

    What is the RPM on the N ?

    Could you run Ridgid 5/8" sectional cable in the N ?
    Last edited by AssTyme; 02-25-2014, 04:51 PM.

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    Re: Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

    Model N is great machine with there 5/8" sectional cable. Will go through all kinds of binds with ease. Worst thing about the Model N is the weight.

    I didn't care for the K50, I've had 3 of them, don't own any now. K60 is useful, but I know you'd never consider one.

    Is your 100 not cutting it?
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      Re: Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

      Although I have never owned an Eel Model N, the K-50 is my all time favorite machine. It has a very small footprint so it fit in a tiny compartment in our utility trucks. I've used it through 1 1/2 Durham traps all the way up to soft stoppages in 4" lines. It's not meant for roots but when it is the only snake on a rough-in truck, it will open it up until you bring back a mainline machine.

      Mark
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        Re: Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

        You must operate with caution with the 5/8" dualmatic cable in the Model N as you can flip it in drum if not careful and you get in a hurry. The way the pulley connects to the drive shaft is just with a set screw, although that seems cheap, I've not had a issue with it coming loose.

        For secondary lines I feel the Model N it is the best option out there. I have used quite of few like the Spartan 100, K400, Mini-Rooter, K50 to name a few and I would take to Model N over them every day. Never used the K3800 though which looks to be a nice machine.

        Not sure on the RPMs off the top of my head, but I'd say around 200 RPMs. Never had a secondary blockage it couldn't open up, unless there was a collapsed line under a slab. I've used it multiple times to clear 3" building drain blockages through a toilet, but I would never use it on a building sewer.
        Last edited by Will Rogers Plumbing; 02-26-2014, 07:01 AM.
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        Moore, Oklahoma
        (
        405) 323-2852

        "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

        "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



        www.willrogersplumbing.com
        http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

        "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

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          Re: Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

          Just thinking of maybe getting a new toy. Egg shells in horizontal lines are tough for me, was thinking maybe a sectional sink machine to spin them out.

          The K-50 is far too much drama and I really don't care for the size or slow rpm of the N.

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            Re: Ridgid K-50 vs Eel Model N...

            Egg shells of great distance require a jetter. A snake only stirs them up and might punch a hole. They don't wash away with just a snake and water flow. Egg shells are worse than coffee grinds.

            An open wind high speed sectional will do a much better job than a slower tight wind drum of opening the line and stirring up the shells. The open wind will act as an auger and move the material around much better. But a jetter will actually flush out the shells.

            If you don't have a jetter, you don't realize what you're passing up. My jetter did 4 separate jobs yesterday. From roots to mud, sand and debris. There is nothing that comes close to what a jetter will clear and wash away. Especially on area drains that fill with debris, sand, roots, gravel. Nothing comes close.

            Rick.
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