Re: 1 1/4 cable C-11 unhappy for my K 1500
As I mentioned on the other forum, the C-14 is much stiffer than an innercore eel or general cable. It is great on straight runs or just a few turns. I use the C-14's predominantly on 6" clay lines 100'+ from a catch basin (residential outdoor grease trap in chicago).
You can put more torque on the eel cables, but that doesn't mean you can't kink them. If a had a nickel for every time I saw someone at the rental house or HD rental trying to explain what happened to the kinked eel cable in his hands, then I'd be a rich man. I have only ever kinked 1 C-14 and it was from a 6" PVC cleanout on a vent tee and I wasn't paying attention and the cable doubled back up stream.
The eel cable ends are welded to the innercore as i understand it. the ridgid ends are welded to the spring (no innercore obviously). they are both the same outside diameter, but not exactly a true apples to apples comparison as they are designed to function differently. Kinda like a "granny smith" to "red delicious" comparison
In my mind, stiffer is better....less chance of flipping the cable, but in the end it really depends on your "style" of rodding. Remember the "fishing" analogy?
To my knowledge, there is no (safe) way to run a Ridgid 15' cable with the eel or a drill.
The eel cables can be run in Ridgid machines though....ask JH, he has the most experience.
Your buddy has a 1500 right? with DCD extra heavy duty cables (same as C-14)? Why not try running your eel cables through his machine just for giggles and see for yourself?!
Last edited by Swade Plumbing; 08-05-2011 at 11:50 PM.
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