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  1. Thread: General I-95

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    General I-95

    Thinking of buying the I-95. I don't know of anyone that uses one though and was looking for some input if anyone has experience. Was thinking about the K-60 but have heard a lot of bad things. Also...
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    Business is great. However, I work in Olathe...

    Business is great. However, I work in Olathe rarely. Kansas City, MO and about every other suburb outside of it in all directions. Makes for long drive times but i do 4 to 8 jobs a day. I am lucky.
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    So I have gotten used to running the 300 and...

    So I have gotten used to running the 300 and basically love it because it is so lite and fit in most places easily. Im sticking with the .55 for now but plan on loading a few drums with 5/8 soon to...
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    Friggin' spartan...

    Does anyone have any experience rebuilding a spartan 100 and 300 machine? I have the new motors and switches and rectifiers and wiring for both but the damn wiring schematics aren't up to date!
    The...
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    No. But i was going faster than I probably should...

    No. But i was going faster than I probably should have been. I think it was my third time going down the line and I was rushing. That is usually asking for problems.
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    What are you guys doing as far as maintenance on...

    What are you guys doing as far as maintenance on your eel cables? How long are the sections lasting you.I am very new to sectional style cable. It seems like it would last a while. I am hoseing mine...
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    5/8" is what I am leaning toward. Although...

    5/8" is what I am leaning toward. Although honestly, i cant find much use for the machine period. It is obviously lighter than the 2001 but most jobs I have used it on i end up having to get a larger...
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    How much do you carry in it? There is only 50 ft...

    How much do you carry in it? There is only 50 ft each in the machines I bought. they are super light.
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    I know. It really didn't seem that limber to me...

    I know. It really didn't seem that limber to me though. I haven't had it for that long either. mabey six months. And it was spartan cable...hollow core though.
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    I ordered a brand new one from spartan. It was...

    I ordered a brand new one from spartan. It was steel. What size cables are you guys using in your 300? the one I bought had .55 in it. I am scared of that stuff flipping over in a main...
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    I actually bought a couple 300 machines on the...

    I actually bought a couple 300 machines on the cheap a while ago....im not impressed with it. I have been using a 2001 forever though and that may be why. Also I just invested in the drill and eel...
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    I am in a plumbers forum group on face book where...

    I am in a plumbers forum group on face book where douche baggery abounds...its entertainment to me. I still like coming here though and reading through old stuff though...never was a big poster.
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    I just had a 3/4 cable flip over on me in a 4"...

    I just had a 3/4 cable flip over on me in a 4" cast iron sewer. My punishment for not retiring it. Had to wench it out. In my defense, I was trying to limp it along until my new cable came in....
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    Busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking...

    Busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest...
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    Ken's Drain Cleaning. Olathe,KS.

    4186 Call 913-244-7428 or visit www.kensdraincleaning.com for the answer to your sewer and drain cleaning needs.

    We offer:
    * Mechanical sewer and drain snaking
    * High pressure water jetting
    *...
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    Partially plugged mabey. The basement was dry...

    Partially plugged mabey. The basement was dry before I got there. backups happened with major(clothes washer, shower) water usage but receeding very quickly. I cabled it back and forth with water...
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    I caused a city sewer back up?!

    So I cabled the line 100 ft. No drainage. Pushed camera out before it was stopped at 110 ft, locate mabey 10 ft from the city sewer. cabled that distance with no problem. Would get water bobbing up...
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    I will call Coleman and see...i guess I'll call...

    I will call Coleman and see...i guess I'll call the spartan rep to check on the retro fit option as well. I havent tried changing brushes. it wont spin forward, and is pretty sluggish in reverse. The...
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    Spartan 100 rebuild

    Bought a 100 for super cheap. It barely runs and it has the old style motor on it. My experience with my spartan 2001 has shown me that repair parts for the old styles are not an option so it looks...
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    well that is encouraging. what drill are you...

    well that is encouraging. what drill are you using to do that?
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    im strongly considering buying into this drill...

    im strongly considering buying into this drill eel thing for crawl spaces and what not but I am concerned as to how much cable can be spun with the drill effectively. It is not uncommon to have 120...
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    I have actually profitted from it, being a sub...

    I have actually profitted from it, being a sub contractor, but I think in the big picture they are not helping the buisness. Most people are tickled pink to find out they can have their sewer opened,...
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    Every once and a while I got a situation where I...

    Every once and a while I got a situation where I wish I had this thing. But yeah, mostly I breaking out old ones and replace with etco caps. Mabey If i saw it on sale on craigslist or something....
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    Yeah they only do spot repairs no matter what and...

    Yeah they only do spot repairs no matter what and they only repair completely collapsed lines. I have seen some clay sewers thaat looked like they had a hand grenade tossed down them and the...
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    Sewer insurance and its effects on buisness

    For the last few years in my area a several cities and municipalities have promoted a sewer and water service insurance for residences. Basically the home owner who buys it pays 6 dollars a month for...
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