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  • If you break it go and get it...

    Washer / Kitchen sink draining slow so I send in a bulb to get a bite of the stoppage I sent the head out about 20'....

    Here is what I find when I bring back my cable (It's gonna be a bad day in Hacktown)



    Hmmmm, I wonder what I wonder what happened? I did not notice anything while going in.... I better get out the MicroReel and try to see what happened...




    Now how the hell did a bulb head get flipped in a 2" CI Line and why did I not feel a thing
    Well I broke it so I better go and get it.... My K-400 is now down for the count. Thank goodness I carry 50' of 5/8" OW and have my trusty K-60 to spin it.


    Made the catch

    Here is the head after cleaning it up a bit...




    OK, So the head w/ connector broke at the weld... I'm still puzzled as to how I could flip like this and not feel a thing...

    All's well that ends well

  • #2
    Re: If you break it go and get it...

    why not use the 60 to begin with?
    the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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    • #3
      Re: If you break it go and get it...

      Great post thanks. I have broken that same connector off in the past. But yea it is puzzling that it flipped like it did and you not feeling it.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      • #4
        Re: If you break it go and get it...

        Originally posted by Jerad View Post
        why not use the 60 to begin with?
        With a wall mounted cleanout the job should have gone pretty quickly so I pulled out my small drum. A K-60 will spin 5/8 OW but it is waaay to powerful for it and you will end up kinking up your 5/8" when you load it up...

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        • #5
          Re: If you break it go and get it...

          Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
          Great post thanks. I have broken that same connector off in the past. But yea it is puzzling that it flipped like it did and you not feeling it.
          I had to have gone into a larger branch and doubled back is all I can guess I had a hand on the cable as I was going in and comming out but was using the powerfeed...

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          • #6
            Re: If you break it go and get it...

            Bad temper/weakened steel due to HAZ at weld? That was always my fear with welding them and why I went to locktite. Dunno how you got it pointed backward, except if it bound up a little then snapped it'd be jumping all around.

            sweet vids.
            This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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            • #7
              Re: If you break it go and get it...

              do you have a k50? it runs 200 rpms slower.
              the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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              • #8
                Re: If you break it go and get it...

                Originally posted by Jerad View Post
                do you have a k50? it runs 200 rpms slower.
                Jerad, I use a K-38AF or a K-400 indoors, I don't use sectionals indoors due to the mess. I do use a K-60 or K-1500 outdoors.

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                • #9
                  Re: If you break it go and get it...

                  Thanks. I think that's one of the best ways I've seen to post something. Good pictures, video, story, and description.

                  What's next, voice?

                  And that looks like a B.S. premature break. Cable old? Brand?

                  J.C.

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                  • #10
                    Re: If you break it go and get it...

                    Was that the 30' foot micro drain?? or the 100'
                    Nice recovery
                    Rod
                    MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
                    Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
                    http://unclognh.com
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                    Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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                    • #11
                      Re: If you break it go and get it...

                      Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                      Thanks. I think that's one of the best ways I've seen to post something. Good pictures, video, story, and description.

                      What's next, voice?

                      And that looks like a B.S. premature break. Cable old? Brand?

                      J.C.
                      I had fun with this one

                      Two month old original K-400 cable (3/8" IW 75')

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                      • #12
                        Re: If you break it go and get it...

                        Originally posted by UnClogNH View Post
                        Was that the 30' foot micro drain?? or the 100'
                        Nice recovery
                        That was the Microreel (100') without any guides.

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                        • #13
                          Re: If you break it go and get it...

                          Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                          I had fun with this one

                          Two month old original K-400 cable (3/8" IW 75')
                          Two month old! I bet not many drains either.

                          Thanks for the tip. No pun.

                          J.C.

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                          • #14
                            Re: If you break it go and get it...

                            good job bill

                            i think the cable is just a weld and not screwed in? is it i know the general is

                            i had a 7500 3/4'' leader come off and i only had the k-60 to try and pull it out. problem was there was a wye in the line and i was worried that i would hook it too far down and catch the 3/4'' in the wye on the way back. i too used the camera to properly hook it and grab the end.

                            did that a few times with pulling chain on my pipe burster until i replaced the chain to a better one.

                            good job using all the tools/ toys to get it done

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
                              Re: If you break it go and get it...

                              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                              good job bill

                              i think the cable is just a weld and not screwed in? is it i know the general is

                              i had a 7500 3/4'' leader come off and i only had the k-60 to try and pull it out. problem was there was a wye in the line and i was worried that i would hook it too far down and catch the 3/4'' in the wye on the way back. i too used the camera to properly hook it and grab the end.

                              did that a few times with pulling chain on my pipe burster until i replaced the chain to a better one.

                              good job using all the tools/ toys to get it done

                              rick.
                              Yes, this cable was welded.

                              I really liked the flexability of this cable (which is why I would not use it on larger then a 2" line)

                              It was a good feeling pulling out all of the tools and getting it done

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