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    So today my boss and i went on the roof to unclog a sanitary line by going through the roof vent (better than pulling a toilet) while using the K-60 with 7/8 hollow cables. Me, totally forgetting about the last cable, forgot to bend it to the vent itself, so it doesn't fall back down the vent when i unpin the last cable. I forgot to do that! so it fell down the vent ofcourse and i just kept thinking to myself, IT'S GONE! and i knew it was a foolish mistake. My boss told me to just relax and not to throw a fit. A wise decision, in the end though, my boss got it out by using the small retrieving tool which worked wonderfully. I couldn't thank him enough. He said that was a rookie move. I will remember to use the bending technique next time before i disconnect it. A lesson learned. What would you guys do if your cable lets just say, disconnectes from a cable in a sanitary line because of it being so cold outside?

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    I told him "say calm, I'm not going to freak out it".

    I did call him an Idiot though

    I chuckle just thinking about his blunder!!
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    My brother was helping me last week and he did the exact same thing...LOL we got it out with a retreiver blade ...but he was shittin his pants!!!
    how do you bend the last cable so it is not hard/dangerous to work with ? ive just always been really careful not to let go of the cable, but the bend sound like a good idea ?

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    Make a loop, like this. It works Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhplumbing View Post
    Make a loop, like this. It works Great!
    Nice, Thanks for the pic I will start doing that

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    Cool Jh, I've never seen that before.

    I don't think I'd want to try it 1.25 inner core though. I can see it popping out, smacking me in the face and then falling down the drain
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    i found that trick out about 5 years ago.............reading the owners manual on the toilet!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creith B View Post
    What would you guys do if your cable lets just say, disconnects from a cable in a sanitary line because of it being so cold outside?
    I would never have that problem because I would have been inside with the K-7500 and a pulled toilet rather than being on a snow covered roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gene bickford View Post
    Cool Jh, I've never seen that before.

    I don't think I'd want to try it 1.25 inner core though. I can see it popping out, smacking me in the face and then falling down the drain
    Gene with the 1.25 I jam a screw driver threw it to hold the cable incase It makes a run for it. Do you do the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I would never have that problem because I would have been inside with the K-7500 and a pulled toilet rather than being on a snow covered roof.

    Customers do not tell me how to do my job and if they do they are welcome to go to Homey Depot and rent a machine themselves.

    If they want to hurt someone they are welcome to hurt themselves.
    I've walked out of places when confronted with that attitude.
    "No charge, have a nice day. Please call my competition.
    O, by the way, they charge double what I do"

    I don't mind customers looking over my shoulders and asking questions, after all, the dumb question is the one that never gets asked. But when they tell me how to do my job right off the git-go, I don't want to, and don't have to put up with that.
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