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  • #16
    I discussed making a bracket that could be secured in a Ridgid tristand. But I'm sure everyone has a milk crate laying around somewhere.

    How would you run a drum machine if the drum is touching the water on the floor and splashing it against the walls?.

    Rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • ChrisConnor
      ChrisConnor commented
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      depends on the machine. Large upright type machines, spartan, ridgid, general, would be fine. Their motors are over the drum. Sled machines like Gorlitz, need some lifts to keep the electric out of the slosh.

    • Cable or root
      Cable or root commented
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      What Chris said but I will add when a 1065 drum gets wet the belts slip sometimes so it can still be an issue

  • #17
    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    I discussed making a bracket that could be secured in a Ridgid tristand. But I'm sure everyone has a milk crate laying around somewhere.

    How would you run a drum machine if the drum is touching the water on the floor and splashing it against the walls?.

    Rick.


    Very seldom (maybe once per year) does the water get high enough to touch the drum bottom. I just can't see laying all the cables, cages, etc... and then having to kneel in a chit infested floor to run the machine.

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    • #18
      Originally posted by AssTyme View Post



      Very seldom (maybe once per year) does the water get high enough to touch the drum bottom. I just can't see laying all the cables, cages, etc... and then having to kneel in a chit infested floor to run the machine.
      And I can't imagine using the dreel setup in a crawlspace with 16" of clearance. Or in a closet over white carpet where 8' back would put you around several corners. Both setups would be nice to have.

      That being said I never have used the dreel setup so maybe I should keep my mouth shut on the subject. But I do use a drill on 90% of my secondary lines now.

      I feel this machine definitely has it's place alongside the dreel
      Last edited by Cable or root; 05-14-2018, 05:44 PM.
      -Byron

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      • #19
        Once every few years I encounter a flooded basement. I typically pump out the water and then wet vac it. Put in a fan to assist in drying the Concret.

        I.would not run a sewer machine in a flooded basement with power. Probably use my jetter first to pop a hole to drain it down.

        So for you or I the times we encounter a flooded basement and I encounter is not too common. Therefore it's a minor concern of ours.

        Rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #20
          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          Once every few years I encounter a flooded basement. I typically pump out the water and then wet vac it. Put in a fan to assist in drying the Concret.

          I.would not run a sewer machine in a flooded basement with power. Probably use my jetter first to pop a hole to drain it down.

          So for you or I the times we encounter a flooded basement and I encounter is not too common. Therefore it's a minor concern of ours.

          Rick.


          Don't you guys have basements? 99% of homes have basements in my area.

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          • PLUMBER RICK
            PLUMBER RICK commented
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            Out here, only the older homes have basements and some of the newer ones too as it doesn't count towards the max. square foot density your're allowed to build. Plus we typically have outside cleanouts or the roof. so not too common that i need to use a basement cleanout. It does happens, but not like you.

            Rick.

        • #21
          Originally posted by Cable or root View Post

          And I can't imagine using the dreel setup in a crawlspace with 16" of clearance. Or in a closet over white carpet where 8' back would put you around several corners. Both setups would be nice to have.

          That being said I never have used the dreel setup so maybe I should keep my mouth shut on the subject. But I do use a drill on 90% of my secondary lines now.

          I feel this machine definitely has it's place alongside the dreel



          Sectionals are a PITA period. I only use them when I have to.

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          • #22
            I can run a sectional almost as fast as a drum. Especially when stairs are an issue.

            Of course my Whacker is my go to machine for speed and access.

            Today I had an upper floor master toilet that flooded into the kitchen below. Needed to pull the toilet, camera and whack and camera to verify the line was clean and trouble free. Bringing my sectional or drill upstairs through the grand stairway was not what I wanted. Nor was laying out tarps to protect the marble floors and Venetian walls.

            So my 35' Whacker was the right choice navigating 6 changes of direction in the 26' I needed to run.

            The damage alone could easily pass 100k.

            Nothing like a 6:30 am wake up call on Sunday, Mothers Day from a client in a panic.

            All good now and bathroom is up and running again. Restoration company is packing up the lower floor.

            Rick.
            phoebe it is

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