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  • Clearing Roots from 4-6" sewer lines

    Is anyone using a 6200 machine for clearing roots from 4-6" sewer lines. If so which cable is successful in comparison with the 7500 maching wit a 3/4" cable. I am considering setting a drum for my 6200 with a 3/4" x 75' hollow core for root jobs. any suggesstions?

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    the 6200 is not rated for 3/4''cable. i use a 7500 with 3/4'' cable and an expanding cutter to clean 6'' pipe from a 4'' c/o. usually if it's real bad or a far run, i use my trailer jetter with a rotating warthog nozzle. a video also makes for an easy job to mark the distance and location to clean properly.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Strongest recommendation for 6200

      What is the stongest recommendation to beef-up the 6200 to handle roots. In regards to cable type etc... As fas as the 75' of 3/4 cable in a 6200 though not rated it will work. I intend to purchase a 1500 machine if i continue to get called out on these request. In the mean time i need to beef-up my 6200.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Piper180 View Post
        What is the stongest recommendation to beef-up the 6200 to handle roots. In regards to cable type etc... As fas as the 75' of 3/4 cable in a 6200 though not rated it will work. I intend to purchase a 1500 machine if i continue to get called out on these request. In the mean time i need to beef-up my 6200.

        i believe that the drum is the only reason why the 3/4'' is not recommended. it's too tight of a radius. the motor is the same 4/10 h.p. universal. the auto feed i believe is also the same, although it's a different part #. but adjusted for 5/8'' cable. you need to remove the little shims under the bearing cross bars to allow for 3/4'' spacing. a phone call to tech. services dept. will verify this. if not a good machine shop can bore out the feed to allow for the bearing clerence of 3/4''. call tech. support for the best options.

        i still feel that the 5/8'' will do. the cutter and feel of the cable is more critical than the extra 1/8'' of cable.

        an inner wound 5/8'' cable will cut roots, but i wouldn't get into anything larger than 6'' try the c-24 iw 100' cable.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Have you considered going to a KM-1500 so you could use a 1 1/4" cable?

          Mark
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Piper180 View Post
            What is the stongest recommendation to beef-up the 6200 to handle roots. In regards to cable type etc... As fas as the 75' of 3/4 cable in a 6200 though not rated it will work. I intend to purchase a 1500 machine if i continue to get called out on these request. In the mean time i need to beef-up my 6200.


            mark, the question was making a 5/8'' machine run 3/4'' cable. 1 1/4'' sectional is a hugh jump up. i don't use the 1.25'' cable much. but when the 3/4'' won't do it, i'll load the 1.25'' machine and cable into the truck.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Rick,

              I understood the question I just hate seeing someone try to do something with the wrong machine. If I wanted a machine for nothing but 4"-6" roots it would be my K-500. However, since that is no longer an option I would go with my KM-1500. Had he asked for a machine for roots up to 4" I might have recommended a 3/4" machine.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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