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    This was the "Biggest waste of money in drain cleaining" I`ve ever spent. Yes I`m old school but I can do just as good with a K-60 and a bent cable and go 250` ​ I pulled it off the van for good I think ​I dont know why the pic was removed? But there it is again


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  • #2
    Pray tell what wasteful endeavor have you parted with?

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    • All Clear Sewer
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      I have 2 cameras on the van and they will go further then the flex shaft one is a cheap camera and one is a a Ridgid camera. Our sewers are always 100+ feet here. Flex shaft is only good for about 50 feet.
      Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 10-28-2020, 07:50 PM.

    • fixitright
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      What flex shaft do you have?

    • All Clear Sewer
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      Nearest I can tell is it`s Renssi. I got it from pipe lining supply.

  • #3
    Ridgid has a big 125’ unit but that’s still not enough for a lot of the lines out there. What’s your service area?

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    • All Clear Sewer
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      60 miles from Hutch when I have the time.

  • #4
    How much do you want for it, haha.

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    • #5
      True one of the limitations of a high speed flex shaft is distance ..... I've used a Picote 1/2 " Maxi Miller on a job recently that required descaling and lining of a 4 " CI line that ran into a oil and gas separator tank . ( I referred a customer of mine to a Pipe Lining company owner that I know and helped him out. ) The run was about 90 ' and the last 10' took me about an hour to finally get to the tank. ( operator error no ... the Picote was at it's limit my opinion . )

      I tried snaking the line and just a few feet in the snake started to bind and knew from the feel of it the bottom had rotted out. ( that 6th sense us old timers have ) and upon camera inspection it had .

      I wouldn't give up on the Rensii yet .. You might just need to just replace the outer jacket giving you more stiffness to push it further into a drain line.

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      • #6
        Question on lining. Can reinstatement only be done with a flex shaft? I know it may sound like a silly question but as the time line on the masters test approaches I find myself thinking about ways to set myself apart from my competition and lining isn’t common here for anything but city mains. Is scrubbing the line with a Jetter good enough to line?

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        • #7
          Like others have said, there's no one best tool. It depends on the job. I usually break out the flex shaft for clearing straggler roots or descaling problem spots.
          I prefer using the k-60 with my homemade chain knockers for long runs. It's much easier to run out. If there's space I'll run it all the way in with the k-60 then use a drill to pull the cable out. The higher speed makes a difference.

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          • All Clear Sewer
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            K-60 cable with chain knockers and drill for the win

        • #8
          IF you want to sell it let me know

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Cable or root View Post
            Question on lining. Can reinstatement only be done with a flex shaft? I know it may sound like a silly question but as the time line on the masters test approaches I find myself thinking about ways to set myself apart from my competition and lining isn’t common here for anything but city mains. Is scrubbing the line with a Jetter good enough to line?
            Absolutely in many cases that's all that is needed is a good jetting ..... The drain line I descaled with the Lining Co. owners Picote had a specialty cutter specifically used for rotted CI drain pipe.


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