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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    k-60 "the impressionator"

    i guess being close to hollywood i came up with a new action hero.

    the k-60 "the impressionator"

    i bid a job for cleaning 36 separate 3'' and 4'' cleanouts in a townhome project.

    i needed to be competitive and get the job done. this was my first real shot at making an impression with the homeowners. the other few jobs there have been for the association.

    i knew that if i was to get it done i needed a game plan. the game plan was to use my ace in the hole k-60 i needed to remove the 3'' or 4'' plugs and cable the line 40' to the common mains. the clean outs were located 4' up the wall. a drum machine k-7500 would be too bulky to move around with the rest of my tools. also the rotating drum would pose a hazard around all the stuff in the garages. plus it's hard to stop a rotating drum in a split second if the cable bound being 4' up.

    i chose to put the k-60 on my rubber maid 2 shelf work cart. that put me at the perfect height and allowed me to carry all the goodies needed to make just 1 trip in and out.

    to my surprise, it went better than i thought i figured on 2 consecutive saturdays. i completed 29 of them in 1 day. the other 7 were not home or didn't want it done.

    every homeowner was very impressed with the work. there was virtually no splashing as they were accustomed to from prior companies. i even had the water running from the house as i snaked the lines.

    i owe the congrats to the wise choice i made (thanks mark) in equipment and proper planning

    my k-60 is now known as "the impressionator"

    customers will remember the impression you left.

    the k-60 is that impression

    if you don't own 1, your missing out

    if you do own 1, you know what i'm talking about

    rick.

  • PLUMBER RICK
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    well another day, another 2 impressions i left with 2 new customers.

    actually it was the k-60, impressionator that gets the credit

    did a camera job that also needed cleaning. the line was 68' to the city main and the heavy roots were at 16'- 25' in. used my k-60 with a custom 3'' x 4'' double pear blade to clean from the 4'' cleanout. since i knew from the video the exact footage that needed cleaning, i was able to home in with the 15' sections of 7/8'' cable. you could actually feel the problems and see the footage as the section entered the cleanout.

    did a post cleaning video and the line was spotless. went from not being able to use any skid or ball on my mini seesnake to being able to use the ball skid all the way through.

    the owner was very impressed

    #2 job was for a new client that was taken by a plumbing company.
    yesterday they sent out 4 people/helpers to clean a stoppage from the roof. they actually carried a large drum machine up the ladder, hence 4 people this was actually for a non profit/ co-op preschool. she hasn't seen the bill yet

    well today she called me for her mothers house. i took my k-60 with 75' of cable by myself and cleared the line in minutes. of course with no help

    another impressed customer because of the impressionator



    rick.

    and no i don't get a commission on selling the k-60 as posted earlier

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  • MrsSeatDown
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    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    No one needs 3 k-60s . If I give up that 250 lb general how much cash do You want?
    Sorry Tool, it is part of my inheritance. I deserve something for putting up with him

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  • Josh
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    But then he wouldnt have a backup for his backup He just bought one of them this year at phcc so I sorta doubt he'll be willing to part with one of em.

    Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
    No one needs 3 k-60s . If I give up that 250 lb general how much cash do You want?

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  • toolaholic
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    No one needs 3 k-60s . If I give up that 250 lb general how much cash do You want?

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  • MrsSeatDown
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    NOPE! All he sees is FUN!!!!!

    I would NEVER do what he does, even if my life depended on it

    But you 2 will probably have the time of your lives together!

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  • All Clear Sewer
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    I`ll bet ya I can make him show some fear

    Here it is with the new paint job
    Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 09-13-2007, 01:01 PM.

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  • MrsSeatDown
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    I think you and my hubby would be a dangerous duo He has no fear

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  • All Clear Sewer
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    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    all clear, i'll bring you one of mine for a ride on that nice boat

    i'll show you mine, if you show me yours

    rick.

    joey included
    your on Rick

    We could take the race boat out for a few spins around the lake then finish out the day in the lake boat


    Then when it starts to get dark we could take the drag car out to finish the night off

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Rick, how does the 5 gallon bucket trick work?
    i allow the 5/8'' cable to spin into the bucket rather than the guide hose. this contains all the juice and then i walk out with the bucket.

    rick.

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  • gear junkie
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    Rick, how does the 5 gallon bucket trick work?

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    Rick,

    You are not a very good business man. You've just spent 103% of your gross income. How can you afford to buy tools at this rate? Wait your not working under the table too are you?

    Mark
    mark, how fast you forget.

    i'm the k-60 man, you're the k-50 man you get your 20% when i do a
    k-50 job. don't worry i did a k-50 job today that the guy tried to fixed yesterday. it was a second floor back to back kitchen sink with a 1.5'' dirty arm

    it doesn't get any worse than that i removed the trap and ran my 5/8'' with drop head bulb auger into the line to get down the back to back. my second attempt i got it to fall continued way past the first floor back to back kitchens and into the common 4'' line. had the neighbor running water as i continued back to help clean the cable and line. i didn't even need the rear guide hose as the 5 gallon bucket trick works great.

    so i owe you 20% on this 1 dollar impressionator job.

    i'll mail it to you, but the stamp cost more than the fee

    joey you get 50% of my net after the taxes i pay.

    so you see, there is still gumball money for me

    rick.

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  • MrsSeatDown
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    You know what is throwing Rick off? He keeps forgetting about my 50% and how that cuts into his "old habits"

    He has to readjust his life, but don't worry. He always manages to get the tools

    Joey

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  • mrs. westcoast
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    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    Rick,

    You are not a very good business man. You've just spent 103% of your gross income. How can you afford to buy tools at this rate? Wait your not working under the table too are you?

    Mark
    Lol,

    That's good Mark,

    Let me give you an idea how rick can afford the tools

    Or maybe not

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Rick,

    You are not a very good business man. You've just spent 103% of your gross income. How can you afford to buy tools at this rate? Wait your not working under the table too are you?

    Mark

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