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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    k-60 sewer machine

    in the last 2 days, my k-60 sectional machine came through for me like a champ.

    tuesday, i broke off a cable, (3/4'' k-7500 machine) and cutter in a miserable root stoppage at approx. 41' in from the cleanout. it was only about a 1 ' section of cable lost. so i put a new connector and retriever on the broken end.

    first i ran my seesnake to see where in the line the cable was located. it was at 41' in. the challenge was to grab the end of the cable and pull it back without geting hung up in a wye at 38'. well i managed to get stuck in the wye and broke off the cable and retriever. now 2 cables and a cutter and retriever.

    running out of choices i ran the camera from the other location, thinking i can bypass the wye branch and pull it back straight through the fitting. the problem with this location was, it too had a wye at 28' in. so i decided to go back in from the original location with my k-60 7/8'' sectional cable and retriever. this time i pushed the camera in to assure i hooked the end of the second cable. i was still worried about the wye at 38'. well after a few attempts i was free. got back both cables, cutter, retriever and roots

    the 3/4'' cable broke off at approx. 1' from the end of both cables. probably from age or chemical. it was almost 2 years old and has never failed me. i got back to the shop and installed a new 3/4'' cable.

    the next day, i had a main line stoppage at a new clients home. the house only had a 2'' clean out. the roof vent was also only 2''. so i decided to give it a shot with the k-60 7/8'' cable with auger end. i managed to get into the 3'' line after the first 13'. continued in and thought i cleared it at 35' in. it backed up while i was still running it. i continued with some effort to 60'. it was running good now

    i ended up pulling out lots of roots. even though the auger was just over 1'' in diameter, the open wind of the cable was also cutting and tearing the roots apart.

    the owner had me camera the line to locate the problem. to my amazement the line was root infested from 30' at the cast to clay connection, to 54' at the 6 x 4'' lateral tee. i will be installing a 4'' c/o on friday at the 30' cast to clay connection. they have lived there 6 years with no root stoppages. (1930's home)

    the k-60 came through 2 days in a row to save me and get me through the day

    now the k-60 will be used for more than roof jobs. it will be used for problem stopages with hard access.

    just thought i would share my first hand experiences.


    rick.

  • stxrus
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    sorry guys but the good natured humor has left the building. this subject is deader than elvis. this is reaching the level of political arguments on the internet

    just my $.02 before taxes

    steve

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Steve,

    I'm sure there is plenty to do in Hutchinson for a local and the trip down the salt mine sounds cool. I guess we will have to see if anyone is interested in the other things to do. When you talk about the boat, the motorcycle and the car I am hoping you have enough for everyone because I don't know if that is something anyone will be hauling with them. Just make sure you don't let Rick drive your boat unless you have plenty of insurance. As for the State Fair schedule I was under the impression next years Roundup was going to be in September.

    Mark

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  • plumberjr
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    the only reason the k50 on crack didnt make a mess is it was most likely a pvc line with not much in it----i dont want to argue all week, but this is true---a drum machine is quicker and less mess---isnt that why we all own them????run that machine w/o guide down a old steel line full of grease and black sludge--no matter how much water is run, its gonna be all over---NO IF'S AND'S OR BUT'S-----WE ALL BUY DRUMS CUZ EFFECTIVENESS, CLEANLINESS, AND TIME SAVINGS

    BOTH MACHINES HAVE THEIR PLACE ON DIFF JOBS---I ALSO BELIEVE I READ RICKS POST SAYING THE K60 IS NOT FOR CLEARING HEAVY ROOTS--MY 6200 DOES IT JUST FINE---AND SO WILL MY 7500 IF SOMEONE SELLS ME ONE !!!!!!!I USED ONLY A 1500 AND K50 BEFORE THE 6200--SO I KNOW SECTIONALS--ESPECIALLY THE FACT THAT THEY TAKE MORE TIME AND A MESSSSSSSSSSSS

    I SNAKED A SEWER 80 FT TODAY WITH 6200--BASEMENT HAD WHITE WALLS AND LIGHT CREAM CARPET--NO WAY ID DO IT WITH A SECTIONAL--DONT MATTER HOW MANY TARPS OR DROPS--THAT CRAP DOES DRIP AND RUN--NO WAY EVER WITH SECTIONAL--AND I DID HAVE NO MESS AT ALL----TOOK DRUMMER OUTSIDE AND PULLED PLUG--ALL DONE--NO MESS
    AGAIN, EACH MACHINE HAS THEIR PLACE--I PREFER NO MESS AND MORE JOBS PER DAY MEANS MORE $$$$$$$$$$--WHY HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY????????

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  • All Clear Sewer
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    Hummm I just don't know Mark...
    I seem to find plenty to do around here.
    I can go to the lake and run my speed boats
    I can go to the space center that's only a few blocks from my house
    I can go to some auto races
    I can go to some drag races
    I can go 600` down to the salt mines
    I can go clubing at one of the many partying places
    I can get on my HD and take a nice ride around the parks
    I can get out one of my custom cars and cruse main street ( that one always gets me in trouble)
    I can do these every night of the week with out wear protective gear just to go outside.
    I could and am going to go see Styx and Kansas in one of the many shows in September.
    Heres that list
    Fri. 9/5/2008
    at 7:30 PM Styx with Kansas
    Hutchinson, KS



    Sat. 9/6/2008
    at 7:30 PM Gary Allan with Blake Shelton
    Hutchinson, KS



    Sun. 9/7/2008
    at 7:30 PM Poison
    Hutchinson, KS



    Mon. 9/8/2008
    at 7:30 PM Demolition Derby 2008
    Hutchinson, KS



    Tue. 9/9/2008
    at 7:30 PM Jeremy Camp
    Hutchinson, KS



    Wed. 9/10/2008
    at 7:30 PM FreestyleMx
    Hutchinson, KS



    Thu. 9/11/2008
    at 7:30 PM An evening with Puddle of Mudd
    Hutchinson, KS



    Fri. 9/12/2008
    at 7:30 PM Alice Cooper
    Hutchinson, KS



    Sat. 9/13/2008
    at 7:30 PM Joe Nichols with Jason Michael Carroll Hutchinson, KS



    Sun. 9/14/2008
    at 4:00 PM Corbin Bleu with Justin Stein Hutchinson, KS

    Yep there's nothing to do around here but the best part is we don't have the So Cal attitude so it makes it a great place to relax
    Just a bunch of laid back red necks having good times
    Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 08-25-2008, 04:30 PM.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
    How about NY!!!! Plenty to do here!!! More than KS and Ohio that is for sure!
    I've had too much of Manhattan but I understand upstate is incredible. Of course you would really have to have some attractions to get west coasters to travel that far with all of their equipment in tow. We could do it at my place in Utah but there is not enough variations of problems as the entire Piute County only has 1,300 people in it.

    Mark

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  • wrench spinner
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    How about NY!!!! Plenty to do here!!! More than KS and Ohio that is for sure!

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  • ToUtahNow
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    I believe I rode through Hutchinson on my way from Hays to Witchita. I don't recall anything horrible about it but I don't recall any draw to it either. I have also spent some time in Parsons, De Soto, Levinworth and Kansas City. My point is Elyria had the Ridgid factory to visit so it was more than just a trip to a drain cleaning challenge. If you expect people to drive over 1,300 miles (325 gallons of fuel and a week or better in hotels)you need more than a lake to attract them. Why not make it some place where there is something else to do besides a couple hour competetion? That's what was so great abot the Roundup, we had three days of jam packed stuff to do.

    Mark

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  • All Clear Sewer
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    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    Hutchinson and it is listed as one of the top ten most boring towns in the United States

    http://citynoise.org/article/4368

    If anyone is going to attend this "challenge" there needs to be a draw besides spending money. It's too bad there is not a real Plumbing Hall of Fame somewhere. In addition it should be centrally located which is why I suggested Colorado in an earlier post.

    Mark
    Hummmmm Mark is this a cheap comeback or stab at a place you know nothing about?
    I have been all around the USA and I can attest to the fact that every town has the same problems.
    Hutchinson offers those who live here the best of both worlds - big city conveniences blended with the benefits of a comfortable community filled with a prosperous atmosphere yet without the big city problems of air pollution, rampant crime, traffic jams and socioeconomic battles.
    The murder rate is lower here than other towns around the USA(One murder in the last 23 years)
    It`s not like South Central Los Angeles where you have to wear protective gear just to go outside of your home.


    Hutchinson Demographics:
    As of the census of 2000, there are 40,787 people, 16,335 households, and 10,340 families residing in the city. The population density is 746.0/km2 (1,932.6/mi2). There are 17,693 housing units at an average density of 323.6/km2 (838.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 88.57% White, 4.28% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. 7.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    There are 16,335 households out of which 28.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.91.

    In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.5 males.

    The median income for a household in the city is $32,645, and the median income for a family is $40,094. Males have a median income of $30,994 versus $21,190 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,964. 12.7% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.



    Hey mark maybe you should try these links

    http://www.visithutch.com/index.htm

    http://www.cosmo.org/ 2nd largest collection of US space memorabilia anywhere and the largest collection of Russian space memorabilia outside the former Soviet Union

    http://www.kansasstatefair.com/

    http://www.hedricks.com/

    http://www.hutchgov.com/department/index.asp?fDD=18-0

    http://www.undergroundmuseum.org/index.php

    And the lake thats only a 15 minute drive from town



    Or then again maybe you shouldn't talk about what you know nothing about

    Food for thought Mark and if the shoe fits

    Why Southern California Sucks
    http://jamiedonohoe.blogspot.com/200...nia-sucks.html

    http://karkarodon.deviantart.com/art...Sucks-36258283

    Mark we can find this kind of crap all day long. Now what was your point at bashing the place I just happen to live?
    Last edited by All Clear Sewer; 08-25-2008, 11:32 AM.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by All Clear Sewer View Post
    Now who`s man enough to come take $1000. of my money??? I know Ricks not!!!!
    That's pretty funny stuff. What you should ask is who is willing to spend a couple of thousand dollars to come take your thousand dollars. It's not who's man enough it's who dumb enough to lose big money to win little money. Besides I've Googled Hutchinson and it is listed as one of the top ten most boring towns in the United States

    http://citynoise.org/article/4368

    If anyone is going to attend this "challenge" there needs to be a draw besides spending money. It's too bad there is not a real Plumbing Hall of Fame somewhere. In addition it should be centrally located which is why I suggested Colorado in an earlier post.

    Mark

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  • All Clear Sewer
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    Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
    not eating at me

    just confused as you were the main reason of throwing the roundup in the first place. I really don't think I was the main reason for the round up.

    as i stated in the prior post, the ones that attended spent good time and money to attend. ridgid spent more than could be imagined and your name was actually posted on the scoreboard. I`ll bet you I spent more money then all you together and I`m still spending time

    for myself or others to come to you after you're the one that canceled is ridiculous. No your thinking that I should have put some fun trip in front of my kids life is just ridiculous!!!!!!

    plus visiting disneyland is more exciting than the land of oz.

    go tell that to the scarecrow The scarecrow say`s your Chicken and don't want a real world challenge

    so for this year, you lost. so far this year you are the BIG CHICKEN

    next year i'll be waiting, again. Next year lets see if you can do something from the real world, not staged

    I hope I don't have to copy and paste this then




    now that this is off my chest

    i'll continue to praise the k-60 impressionator

    rick.
    Now who`s man enough to come take $1000. of my money??? I know Ricks not!!!!

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  • ToUtahNow
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    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    In all fairness, I don't think it's right to badger Steve on why he canceled his roundup showing. He had some important matters to attend and if any of us were in his shoes, they would've done the same.
    Point taken Ben and of course you are right. However, my understanding is next years Roundup is going to be later in the year. After all of the hype between Rick and Steve for the first Roundup the thought of another year of hype is too overwhelming to think of. So in the fairness to the rest of the site I think the Champions as crowned should stand.

    Mark

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  • gear junkie
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    In all fairness, I don't think it's right to badger Steve on why he canceled his roundup showing. He had some important matters to attend and if any of us were in his shoes, they would've done the same.

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  • ToUtahNow
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    I have to agree, after all the hype between both of you last year, one of you walked the walk and the other only talked the talk. Bill is the reigning Sectional Champion, Larry is the reigning Drum Champion and Rick is the reigning Overall Champion. The Champions have been crowned for this year so we will have to wait to see what happens next year. Now it is time to move on to bigger and better things.

    Go Propress!
    Mark

    PS: I apologize to the other Champions for not mentioning you but I don't have my list available.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    not eating at me

    just confused as you were the main reason of throwing the roundup in the first place.

    as i stated in the prior post, the ones that attended spent good time and money to attend. ridgid spent more than could be imagined and your name was actually posted on the scoreboard.

    for myself or others to come to you after you're the one that canceled is ridiculous.

    plus visiting disneyland is more exciting than the land of oz.

    go tell that to the scarecrow

    so for this year, you lost.

    next year i'll be waiting, again.

    i hope i don't have to copy and paste this then



    now that this is off my chest

    i'll continue to praise the k-60 impressionator

    rick.

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