Wish I had pics to show, but easy enough to explain. A young guy with his own business calls and tells me his guest bath main is blocked. Tub, toilet, lav.. nothing drains. So, he tried clearing the clog from the vent with a very thin cable. Alas, he wound up dropping the cable into the vent from the roof. I'm a big fan of jetting, but job 1 on this call was to remove the old cable he lost. I carry the K60 on my truck with the 5/8" open cable. Tried several times to snag the old line with the stock augers, but no luck. I finally broke down and went back to grab my 7/8" inner core cable. I have a love/hate relationship with this cable. Until it rusts, I can't imagine this thing breaking.. BTW, it's not the Ridgid cable with the plastic core, it's the General with the solid wire. Strong, but.. heavy! I have several sections in it's cage and the full cage is a lot. The 5/8" open wind.. nothing.. very light. With the 7/8" cable and retriever, I quickly grabbed onto the dropped cable and pulled it out. It made me chuckle because the thing looked like something for getting a hair clog from a lav or tub, not even close for clearing a main line. The great thing about the K60 is it's portability; no problem using it on the roof. No way to get a drum machine up there. Even though I love to jet, this was a situation where a jetter was the wrong tool for the job.
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K 60 fixed the homeowners mistake