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  • fixitright
    started a topic Flipped cable

    Flipped cable

    THE G*D D*MN K-60 cable flipped on me and kinked two cables. Wasn't the lead inercore cable but
    two cables in the middle. (Rant over) (not yet).

    Luckily my son happened to be with that day and helped Grunt the cable out or it would really have been a tough day.

    I seem to get lots of nasty lines, been using the K-60 for a few years now and know it's limitations. I hear folks say it will do 80+% of their lines. Not here. Seems closer to 20% if your not looking for trouble. (OK, 30%)

    Not going to hoof a big drum into the basements here. Dreel is a pain at times but the K-60 is so iffy.

    I thought I would never need to buy more cable for the k-60.

    Now the Rant is over.

  • MainDrain
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    I have one but don't use it for sewers cuz they're mainly 6" in my area.

    The thing I don't understand is the wind of the cables. Why are they reverse wound? In order for it to feed in you have to run it in reverse but the (circular) root cutters are made to cut while spinning in forward while the cable is trying to feed OUT?? I never understood why this is.

    I also use eel cables where forward = in & reverse = out. (imagine that)
    And guess what...the cutters are designed to cut while feeding in and also cut while pulling out (in reverse)

    Can someone refresh my memory on why Ridgid cables are designed this way...I'm sure someone told me once upon a time but the reason escapes me now.

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  • AssTyme
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    Originally posted by fixitright View Post
    Got to talk with Josh a few days back, really a nice person.
    He made it right.

    Thanks again Josh.


    Made it right? It was your fault! lol!!!

    Yeah, Josh is great

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  • fixitright
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    Got to talk with Josh a few days back, really a nice person.
    He made it right.

    Thanks again Josh.

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  • AssTyme
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    Originally posted by fixitright View Post
    4" residential collapsed line. Was in bad shape. Not my day.


    Damn... you need to lay low on those power shakes

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  • fixitright
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    4" residential collapsed line. Was in bad shape. Not my day.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    I've flipped my 1.25'' innercore in a 4'' comby.

    I've flipped my 7/8'' cable also in a 4'' comby. almost impossible in a 4'' pipe, but a comby is pretty large and can flip.

    Rick.

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  • fixitright
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    Why did I think you would have more to say ................. AZZZZZZZZZ

  • AssTyme
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    Originally posted by fixitright View Post
    THE G*D D*MN K-60 cable flipped on me and kinked two cables. Wasn't the lead inercore cable but
    two cables in the middle. (Rant over) (not yet).

    Luckily my son happened to be with that day and helped Grunt the cable out or it would really have been a tough day.

    I seem to get lots of nasty lines, been using the K-60 for a few years now and know it's limitations. I hear folks say it will do 80+% of their lines. Not here. Seems closer to 20% if your not looking for trouble. (OK, 30%)

    Not going to hoof a big drum into the basements here. Dreel is a pain at times but the K-60 is so iffy.

    I thought I would never need to buy more cable for the k-60.

    Now the Rant is over.


    Quit sticking that thing in 6" lines!

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  • gear junkie
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    It's not a drum machine.

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