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    I was on a sewer job in a huge office complex, i had to run about 160 ft to reach clog so i get my k-60 out with the inncore 7/8 general cable run 160 feet hit the clog water is going down fast. I made a adapter for my drill for the 7/8 cable just to see how it would work out. It work great pulling the cable out of the line so nice.

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    Re: K-60 an drill

    Originally posted by getflowing View Post
    I was on a sewer job in a huge office complex, i had to run about 160 ft to reach clog so i get my k-60 out with the inncore 7/8 general cable run 160 feet hit the clog water is going down fast. I made a adapter for my drill for the 7/8 cable just to see how it would work out. It work great pulling the cable out of the line so nice.
    Awesome. What size cable for 4" Lateral should I get ? Can You post Pix of Your adapter? I'm a welder , Where's best price? thanks
    Last edited by toolaholic; 02-22-2013, 09:36 AM.
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    • #3
      Re: K-60 an drill

      Pulling out is fine as you can easily apply tension to the cable and avoid slack.

      Have you tried to run it into the line in 15' sections?

      I believe when you hit resistance with more than 6' still out of the line, you'll have problems.

      Of course you could disconnect and slide a piece of 1.5" hose over the cable to contain it, or hook up tge k60 to it.

      When I run my timberwolf with 10' sections, if I hit hard spots, I can and do swap the drill section to a heavy wind 4' section.

      If the 7/8" cable was made with a shorter section, then you could run it like I do the larger cable.

      When I do run the 1.25" cable, I can sometimes power in 20' at a time and reverse out 40' at a time as long as I have room to lay out a straight path.

      Rick..
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: K-60 an drill

        I did try it but on my sewer line just to get a feel for it, you have to have at lease have half of that cable in line to get it going. Im my drill reverse spins it in and fow. Spins it out. I would use this setup only on a soft stopage because of the cable lenght..i will post the adapter tonight....

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        • #5
          Well, we waited three years and change for a picture of a 7/8" cable to drill adapter.

          Called AJ Coleman and Kirk said no to making an adapter. Been talking to Electric Eel (Mark)
          about one. Sure would come in handy if the K-60 pukes out in mid job.

          Speaking of that my K-60 does nothing but hum at the moment, gonna tear it down in the morning.

          Who's gonna make up an adapter for us?

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          • #6
            Humming sounds like a frozen bearing in the main drive pulley.

            I made my 1.25" adapter and 5/8" adapter. 7/8"
            phoebe it is

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            • fixitright
              fixitright commented
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              You just welded a shaft on?
              AJ Coleman told me the weld wouldn't hold.

              What ya got cooking?

            • PLUMBER RICK
              PLUMBER RICK commented
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              My 1.25 adapter is not welded on. Its pinned with a roll pin. My 5/8" adapter is welded into a rod coupling and I then threaded a 3/8" arbor into it. Has never failed on either adapter and the 1.25" goes through hell and back.

              Rick.

          • #7
            You were right Rick, rear bearing was shot.
            The clutch was very worn and distorted which probably caused bearing failure.

            In the future I need to watch and replace the clutch as needed.
            I did on occasion use a 3/4" pipe to adjust it.

            Seems to me you (Rick) had a video or pictures on how to replace the bearings.
            Is it still out there?

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            • PLUMBER RICK
              PLUMBER RICK commented
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              Actually the bearing failed first causing more wobble and possibly more wear on the clutch.

              A worn clutch will not be able to grip 5/8" cable and eventually 7/8" cable.

              Rick.

          • #8
            Somewhere I had over 1000 photos on the forum, not sure how to access them anymore. At 1 time I was able to see them all.

            Rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • Bob D.
              Bob D. commented
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              All of mine disappeared too. I used to be able to use them in new posts, now I have to upload them again which unless they wiped out all the old images takes up more space.

            • fixitright
              fixitright commented
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              What a shame about all the lost photo's.

              On forums like this, is there a person who actually monitors that sort of thing?
              It might be a job no one wants. Lot's of headaches and complaints.
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